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Pac-Man World Re-Pac will feature Pac-Mom instead of Ms Pac-Man

Shaun M Jooste

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In a strange turn of events, the upcoming Pac-Man World Re-Pac is set to have Pac-Mom as the main female character instead of Ms Pac-Man. The new trailer reveals that she looks similar to the former female protagonist, with a hat instead of a hair bow. Is there a reason they’re suddenly hiding the hero and not presenting her in the game?

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Well, yes, it appears there is. Bandai Namco struggled with a 2019 lawsuit from AtGames who currently holds the license for Ms Pacman. AtGames makes arcade cabinets and mini consoles, and the yellow munching hero is one of its top gaming characters. Bandai Namco is already in trouble for using her in a previous title.

Pac-Man World Re-Pac will feature Pac-Mom instead of Ms Pac-Man

When you watch the trailer for Pac-Man World Re-Pac below, the scenes showing Pac-Mom should have had Ms Pac-Man instead. It seems this will be the way to go for now, unless Bandai Namco can get permission to use Ms Pac-Man again.  

Let’s take a look at the actual game for a moment. If you read my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge review yesterday, you’ll know I’m a nostalgic gamer. Pac-Man was one of the titles I often played on my Atari console in the early 90s. Of course, the games have changed from top-down 2D to a completely 3D environment.

Pac-Man World Re-Pac will set you off in different worlds where you need to collect items and defeat monsters along the way. As you can tell from the trailer, the main objective is to save your family. It looks like it should be a whole lot of fun to play, so here’s hoping I can grab a copy upon release.

For other Pac-Man news, the small yellow hero was recently spotted in Fortnite as part of the store packs, mostly as bling. However, with the new Call of Duty season upon us, I’ve shifted most of my attention there, while still trying to find some time for Fishing Planet and Elder Scrolls Online: The High Isles chapter. The troubles of a gamer….

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