Pac-Man World Re-Pac: release date, platforms, remake details

Pac-Man World is back and better than ever.

For fans of the Pac-Man franchise, everything changed back in 1999 when the first 3D console game for the series released. Pac-Man World was a commercial success on the original PlayStation, and was later ported to GameBoy Advance. Although, these versions of the game didn’t stand the test of time in terms of playability. Luckily, for nostalgic players who want to pick up the game again, and new players who want a chance to play this notable game, Pac-Man World is coming back with a fresh look as Pac-Man World Re-Pac.

Pac-Man World Re-Pac

Jumping Pac-Man World Re-Pac
Screenshot via Bandai Namco

Pac-Man World is returning for a new generation in Pac-Man World Re-Pac. While the original version of the game was made available in 2013 on PlayStation Network through their PSone Classics program, the remake is a whole different beast. The graphics now look like they belong in this century, and will be more accessible than a shotty pixelated port.

For those who don’t know, Pac-Man World has Pac-Man traveling through six different themed worlds. Some notable worlds include a pirate world, and a space world. Each world has five levels, and Pac-Man is trying to get through them all to rescue his family. The ghosts and mighty and villainous Toc-Man kidnapped Ms. Pac-Man and their kids before the game starts. There are also collectibles throughout the levels, such as the iconic Pac-Dots and fruits, and hidden letters that spell out PACMAN.

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Release Date and Platforms

Toc-Man Pac-Man World Re-Pac
Screenshot via Bandai Namco

Pac-Man World Re-Pac is coming to all platforms. This means it will release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Steam. The game announcement premiered at the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase on June 28, and there is also a full announcement trailer on Bandai Namco’s YouTube channel. Pac-Man World Re-Pac has a set release date of August 26, 2022.

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