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Pac-Man World is Back – Xbox Wire

Pac-Man World is Back – Xbox Wire


Earlier this 12 months, avid gamers obtained a style of a number of Pac classics with Pac-Man Museum+. With that, followers made it clear that there was one explicit Pac-Man traditional they wished to see subsequent – Pac-Man World Re-Pac. Well, we’ve delivered and it’s accessible now!

Originally launched in 1999, Pac-Man World: 20th Anniversary was Pac-Man’s first 3D platforming journey, utilizing quite a lot of distinctive skills on a quest to rescue his kidnapped household from the dastardly Pac-imposter, Toc-Man, and the Ghosts! Pac-Man World Re-Pac brings a contemporary coat of current-gen paint to Pac-Man’s athletic quest that we predict present and new followers alike will take pleasure in!

I spoke with the sport’s producer to know a bit extra about what it took to convey Pac-Man World Re-Pac to Xbox.

Please introduce your self and tell us a bit of bit about your function on the sport group.

My title is Yuji Yoshii from Bandai Namco Entertainment. I’m the producer of Pac-Man World Re-Pac and I’m in control of your entire manufacturing course of, from planning to completion. I’ve been concerned within the manufacturing of the Pac-Man collection since Pac-Man Museum+.

Pac-Man followers have been requesting the return of Pac-Man World for fairly a while, so congratulations on bringing again such a beloved recreation!

We are honored to have so many followers have a good time the return of Pac-Man World.

Pac-Man World Re-Pac celebrates Pac-Man’s legacy by remaking a long-requested fan favourite recreation. What components from the unique Pac-Man World impressed the sport group when first approaching their work on the Re-Pac?

Pac-Man World was launched to have a good time the twentieth anniversary of Pac-Man and is the primary 3D motion platformer within the collection. In the unique (2D maze)  Pac-Man, his purpose was to run away from ghosts and eat dots, however within the 3D setting of Pac-Man World,  Pac-Man is free to run round in 3D house, with methods at his disposal like Jumping, the Butt Bounce, and the Rev Roll. We got down to revive this  Pac-Man motion with trendy graphics and expertise.

Production began a while earlier than the sport was introduced; how lengthy was the general manufacturing timeline and the way did it really feel when the title was lastly revealed to the world?

We began growth of this title in 2020 and the sport has been in manufacturing for about two years. Our group repeatedly mentioned the completed picture of the remake throughout the starting stage, so growth proceeded comparatively easily. It has been 23 years for the reason that launch of the unique model, however we’ve got been very conscious of the requests from followers for the return of Pac-Man World for thus a few years, so we’re extremely happy that we’re lastly capable of reply them.

For many followers who usually are not aware of the sport growth course of, what are the primary steps on the subject of remastering a fan-favorite and what have been you most excited to work on?

We imagine that remakes and remasters are made attainable by the passionate requests from the followers, so we fastidiously contemplate whether or not we will present an unique recreation expertise that won’t betray their expectations. We fastidiously contemplate this query originally of the method. On the opposite hand, the gameplay that gamers demand is altering with the instances. We want to contemplate not solely whether or not we will recreate the unique, but additionally whether or not we will replace the sport in a method that’s consistent with the instances.

In Re-Pac, Pac-Man and the Ghosts are extra vibrant than ever. What impressed their present look and the general graphical fashion of the sport as you introduced it to present technology {hardware}?

Graphical updates have been one of many main themes of Re-Pac. We made changes to create a extra trendy Pac-Man design whereas sustaining the comedian e-book fashion that the Pac-Man universe has. Also, by fastidiously depicting the pure objects and buildings in every stage with the brand new look, we have been additionally capable of convey Ghost Island vividly again to life.

The “loop” of the unique Pac-Man World that includes action-platforming mechanics with a mixture of puzzle fixing to achieve the purpose of every stage continues to be enjoyable in the present day. What makes this fashion of gameplay intriguing on the subject of Pac-Man?

I believe the “loop” in Pac-Man World works very nicely with Pac-Man. It is nice enjoyable to see Pac-Man, together with his spherical yellow physique, utilizing very enjoyable, Pac-Man-like actions similar to Butt Bounce, Rev Roll, Pac-Dot Attack, and so forth., and fixing puzzles.

In Pac-Man World Re-Pac, when in comparison with the unique, the enemies transfer a bit of bit in another way, there are enhancements to the UI, and the degrees will be approached by the participant in a brand new method as a result of widened discipline of view. How did you method making these and different enhancements for Pac-Man World Re-Pac whereas ensuring you stayed true to the texture of the unique?

In addition to the improved graphics, many enhancements have been made to the gameplay of Re-Pac. We have made detailed changes to phases the place gamers within the unique would get misplaced, to actions that have been tough to regulate, and to enemies and gimmicks that have been obscure.

The unique Pac-Man World gave us the butt-bounce, rev-roll, and Pac-Dot Attack skills. Re-Pac contains these skills and provides a brand new hover-jump to Pac-Man’s transfer set in addition to the power to grow to be Mega Pac-Man. Can you inform us a bit of bit about what impressed this and your expertise giving Pac-Man these new skills?

In Re-Pac, we’ve got added these two new components to evolve the sport right into a extra playable and entertaining trendy motion recreation. Hover Jump is helpful for lengthy distance jumps and adjusting your fall; consuming Power Pellets will flip you right into a Mega Pac-Man to assault the ghosts.

Are there any particular graphical updates that you just’d wish to level out?

In the manufacturing unit space, burning pipes that glow pink block Pac-Man’s path. We would love so that you can take a look at how we present steam blowing out of those pipes and see the distinction from the unique model within the comparability trailer.

The unique Pac-Man World collection is thought for its catchy soundtrack. Can you inform us in regards to the strategy of remaking the sport’s iconic musical themes? And are there any particular songs that the sport group is especially keen on?

We knew that many followers even have robust emotions in regards to the soundtrack of Pac-Man World, so we used the unique music for many of the phases and title screens. We hope that folks will really feel the nostalgia from each the music and the visuals. We all just like the title display screen music. It is an excellent jazz-style tune that’s good for the beginning of the journey that’s about to start.

Are there any enjoyable, hidden “easter eggs” or different easy-to-miss issues within the recreation that avid gamers ought to be careful for as they play via Ghost Island?

All phases (besides “Buccaneer Beach” and every space’s boss battle stage) have the six letters “P,” “A,” “C,” “M”, “A”, and “N” which are hidden all through them. If you accumulate all of them, you’ll be able to problem a particular bonus stage, so please attempt to discover them!

Pac-Man has been a world icon for over 40 years. Why do you assume Pac-Man resonates with so many individuals?

Pac-Man debuted as an arcade recreation in 1980 and has been loved world wide for greater than 40 years. I believe it’s because Pac-Man is a straightforward recreation that anybody can play, and the cute form and actions of the yellow, round-bodied Pac-Man eagerly gobbling every little thing up have received the hearts of many individuals. I believe this “Pac-Man-ness” is essential for the franchise.

Pac-Man’s historic impression and continued endurance on the earth of video video games is simple. It’s nice so as to add such a enjoyable crammed recreation to the pantheon of Pac-Man. Thank you for taking the time to reply our questions in the present day!

Thank you very a lot!

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Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.



PAC-MAN arrives dwelling on his birthday to seek out the Ghosts have kidnapped PAC-MAN’s household and ruined his social gathering! Off to the rescue, PAC-MAN units out to Ghost Island!

• With improved UI, fine-tuned mechanics and up to date visuals, PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC is a modernized traditional!
• Dodge Ghosts, resolve environmental puzzles, rescue the PAC-FAM, and extra on this platforming journey!
• Butt-bounce, rev-roll, PAC-DOT assault, and hover-jump to the ultimate face-off towards TOC-MAN!
• Play a set of 3D mazes in MAZE MODE! Clear QUEST MODE to unlock the unique PAC-MAN recreation in ORIGINAL MODE!



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