The following is a press release from Kohnke
Communications and Namco
PAC-MAN(R) TO MAKE NINTENDO DS(TM) DEBUT
Namco's Legendary Videogame Icon Comes To Life Through Player's
Drawings and New Technology
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (March 9, 2005) - Global video games
publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Pac-Man(R)'s
newest adventure will be available for the U.S. market in
April 2005. Exclusively for the Nintendo DS(TM), "Pac-Pix(TM)"
joins Namco's previously released DS titles -- "Mr. DRILLER(R)
Drill Spirits(TM)" and "Ridge Racer(R) DS" - in an exciting
new take on the classic franchise.
In "Pac-Pix," Namco's iconic hero finds himself facing off
against his perennial foes - the Ghosts. With the aid of mysterious
"Ghost Ink," a mischievous wizard has drawn meddling Ghosts
from thin air. Armed with only his mighty Magic Pen, Pac-Man
rushed to defeat the Ghosts and to lock them into a book.
But in the process of turning them back into Ghost Ink, our
hero finds himself trapped inside. Now, using the DS stylus,
players must resume Pac-Man's quest by drawing him into life
and directing his movements on the lower screen of the Nintendo
"'Pac-Pix' gives players a completely new way to experience
Pac-Man!" said Yoshi Niki, Business Unit Director with Namco
Hometek Inc. "With the help of the Nintendo DS's stylus, players
have full control of Pac-Man's every move and fate."
Combining exciting new technology and the timeless gameplay
of one of the world's most beloved franchises, "Pac-Pix" promises
to be a handheld game like no other and a must-have for Pac-Man
fans. Players must draw multiple Pac-Mans in order to eat
all the Ghosts - drawing a bigger Pac-Man allows him to take
on bigger Ghosts. Or, the player can control Pac-Man's movements
by drawing walls in his path to force him to change direction
and hunt down the sneaky Ghosts. Players can also enjoy collecting
hidden items along the way and unlock the ability to draw
Ghost-shooting arrows and even bombs - the bigger the bomb,
the bigger the blast!
For more information on "Pac Pix" for the Nintendo DS, please
To download new "Pac-Pix" screenshots, please visit: www.kohnkecomm.com/dl/namco/pac_pix_announcement_screens.zip
About Namco Hometek Inc. Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer
division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the
high-tech entertainment industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA,
Namco Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher
for next generation game consoles. Namco has created some
of the industry's greatest video game franchises: "Tekken(R),"
"SOULCALIBUR(R)," "Dead to Rights(R)," "Pac-Man World(TM),"
"Ridge Racer(R)," "Time Crisis(R)" and "ACECOMBAT(TM)." For
more information about Namco and its products log onto www.namco.com.
"TEKKEN(R)," "SOULCALIBUR(R)," "PAC-MAN WORLD(TM)," "Ridge
Racer(R)," "Time Crisis(R)" and "ACECOMBAT(TM)" are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Namco Limited in the United States
and/or other countries. "Dead to Rights(TM)" is a trademark
or registered trademark of Namco Hometek Inc. in the United
States and/or other countries.
"PAC-PIX(TM)" &(C)1980 2004 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
TM, (R) and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. (C) 2004