SAN JOSE, Calif.,—September 23, 2008—Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of mobile games and entertainment for mass-market casual gamers, today announced the availability of the arcade classic PAC-MAN® on the first Android™-powered device, announced today by T-Mobile. When the phone launches, PAC-MAN will be available to consumers in the Android Market™ at no charge, giving owners of the new T-Mobile G1 handset full access to the game which usually retails for $9.99.
“We are thrilled to launch PAC-MAN on the flagship Android-powered device,” said Scott Rubin, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Namco Networks.“To encourage consumers to checkout PAC-MAN on the G1, we are picking up the tab for the game. We want consumers to see how great PAC-MAN looks on this device and how well it plays on the Android platform.”
Who can forget the countless hours and quarters spent avoiding the pesky ghosts while chompin' on the dots? In addition to the classic and addictive game play, PAC-MAN, the most popular video game in American arcade history, has been upgraded to fully utilize the T-Mobile G1’s features. Taking advantage of the device’s large screen, PAC-MAN on the T-Mobile G1 includes three unique control schemes:
• Swipe Mode allows players to direct PAC-MAN’s path by simply swiping in the direction you want to travel.
• Track Mode lets players zip through mazes using the phone’s trackball.
• Accelerometer Mode allows players to control PAC-MAN by tilting the phone in the direction they want to move.
For more information on PAC-MAN for the G1 or other mobile games by Namco, please visit www.namcogames.com.
PAC-MAN®©1980, 2008 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. Android, Android Market are trademarks of Google Inc.
About Namco Networks
Namco Networks America, Inc., a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc., is a worldwide leader in cutting-edge, digitally distributed casual entertainment for the mass-market consumer. More information about Namco Networks products, including press releases, can be found at www.namcogames.com.
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