Birthday Boy Pac-Man Is On A Roll

Celebrating his 25th Birthday Namco announced a new addition the the Pac-Man franchise, Pac’N Roll will be shipping exclusively for the Nintendo DS in Summer 2005. Taking advantage of the DS’s touch screen, the game allows players to control a spherical Pac-Man with the stylus by rolling, dashing and bouncing around the environment with unprecedented ease.

In Pac’N Roll, the inhabitants of Pac-World have been turned into spheres by the evil monster Golvis’ Ghost Light. Pac-Man must roll his way through Ghost-Land, collecting pellets and confronting Ghosts to save his family and restore peace to Pac-Land. Introducing an innovative new control scheme, Pac’N Roll lets players control Pac-Man with the Nintendo DS stylus. Players can roll and dash around the environment as well as execute maneuvers such as hairpin turns, immediate stops and precision rolling with effortless strokes of the stylus.

Pac’N Roll utilizes the unique capabilities of the Nintendo DS to introduce an innovative and intuitive new control scheme,” said Yoshi Niki, Business Director with Namco Hometek Inc. “Players are sure to enjoy Pac-Man’s latest adventure, and delight at the ease and simplicity of controlling him throughout the game.”