Pac-Man is Evolving in 2010, But How?
Gonintendo has just received this picture in their email, which teases the idea that Namco Bandai has made the decision to not only release a new Pac-Man game, but also change the look of the famous yellow head.
I have no clue what direction the company plans on taking Pac-Man, but I believe it’s gonna be more than a simplistic 2D version. If you analyze the picture, it’s not just showing Pac-Man in every makeover, but also his evolution in gaming.
The picture in the far left shows him in his original 2D form, which most of us think of when we think of ‘The Pac.’ However, in the mid-90s he was re-imagined and while it was the same type of game as the original, it was played in 3D environment, which is represented in the second picture to the left. The third picture was his platform genre debut. Namco decided it was a good idea to bring a mixture of Super Mario 64, which was the craze back then.
So what does this mean for the next game? What could Pac-Man possibly star in that would be so drastically different than the rest? Well, I hear Nintendo is set to announce a 3D DS…