Bandai Namco enjoys “solid demand” at IAAPA

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Having held off on “ever-tantalising ankle-flashing promises of big news” in the run-up to the IAAPA Expo, Bandai Namco has released a run-down of the new products that proved big hits at this year’s event.


The firm’s “super-duperly new” Harley Quinn’s Mallet Mayhem generated a significant amount of interest, alongside the Maximum Tune 5DX+, while the icon that is Pac-Man returned in a range of new configurations.

“Our little yellow friend was perched high on his throne this year – alongside proven piece Pac-Man Pixel Bash, we had Pac-Man Battle Royale Chompionship (aka Pac-Man Battle Royale 2!) and all-new, fully site-tested Pac-Man Power Pellets,” said the firm.

“The pedestal cabinet for Pac-Man Battle Royale Chompionship is available in Q1 2022 and as an update kit for existing machines in the market to unlock the whole eight-player experience, with new power ups, mazes, and the usual heap of peppy Pac-Man fun.”

Alongside Pac-Man, Harley Quinn’s Mallet Mayhem, developed by Bandai Namco Amusement Europe under the firm’s DC licence, saw “solid demand” from visitors to this year’s event.

“We’ll soon be getting this into production to satisfy the solid demand we gathered from the show,” said commercial and sales director James Anderson.

“The game is not only frantic fun but sparks community spirit as players work together to increase the bonus payout.”

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