Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle Bites Its Way Exclusively To Stadia On November 17

It's a battle royale, PAC-MAN style.
It's a battle royale, PAC-MAN style. Bandai Namco

Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle is all set to arrive exclusively for Google Stadia on November 17. The game has 64 players fight it out and chomp their way to victory as the last Pac-Man standing. Priced at $19.99, there’s no doubt that it’s going to be the largest multiplayer Pac-Man game ever.

The game was developed in celebration of Pac-Man’s 40th anniversary. As mentioned, it’s the largest multiplayer Pac-Man game developed, with as many as 64 players battling it out at one time. This is made possible by taking advantage of Google’s cloud gaming platform.

Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle offers a unique take on the battle royale genre and can be played on PCs, tablets, laptops, phones, and even TVs, through Stadia. Making the game even more exciting are the power-ups that are sure to turn the tide of battle. There are also some fun cosmetics that players can unlock and use to customize their Pac-Man. Meanwhile, a Spectator Mode lets viewers become an influential part of the game.

In a statement to the press, Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. Brand Manager Pearl Lai said that ever since Pac-Man was first released in 1980 it has become a pop-culture icon. Lai added that the game has always been reinventing itself to make sure that it stays “on top of current technology and trends within the gaming industry without losing focus of his retro arcade roots.” She went on to say that this new and upcoming game takes the classic gameplay that everyone is familiar with and turns it “into a fight for survival in a fun retro take on the current battle-royale craze using Google’s cutting-edge cloud gaming infrastructure.”

If you’re excited to try this one out and you have Stadia, a playable demo is available until October 27. Start playing the demo here.

Pac-Man was released all the way back in 1980. Since then, a huge number of Pac-Man games have been released for different platforms. The game’s impact has been felt not only in video games, but also in other media like television, film, and music. Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle is being developed by Heavy Iron Studios.

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