Bandai Namco Amusement Europe has confirmed that Pac-Man’s Pixel Bash has been approved for distribution outside the US for the first time.
Having received licensing and CE certification, the large-screen upright cabinet will now be released on the UK, EU, and Middle East market.
“The aesthetic and ultra-retro vibes alone are enough to inspire a sprinkling of units within your barcades and entertainment venues, but the content lands with just about the largest demographic you can think of,” said a spokesperson.
“Pac-Man has always been deemed “people’s choice” for its simplicity and appeal to wide audiences, and the same applies to this coin-op crowd-pleaser. And that’s not even the 3.5 percent of it – it hosts a total of 31 iconic games including DigDug, Galaga and PACMania.”
The firm highlighted the “exceptional proven results” achieved during the testing period, and added that the expanded market access comes ahead of a further extension of the Pac-Man brand.
“While we’re on the subject, we might as well slip in a subtle wink that the cogs are turning to launch a range of Pac-Man themed home accessories that will be joining the redemption prize market in the future.”
“We’ll keep you updated, because we’re thoughtful like that.”