Bandai Namco Launches All-new PAC-MAN 99 Esports Challenge, Game Hits 9 Million Downloads
Return of the PAC
Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. today announced PAC-MAN™ 99 has reached more than 9 million downloads on Switch and revealed details for the upcoming PAC-MAN 99 Challenge, an esports tournament pitting popular content creators against their fans in this unique and lovable battle-royale game. This year’s Challenge begins as an online tournament but will ultimately culminate in a soon-to-be-announced physical event, where participating content creators and top finishers will be invited to participate in the Finals in front of a live audience. The PAC-MAN99 Challenge online competitions will begin Saturday, January 7, 2023, and take place each consecutive Saturday until January 28th.
The PAC-MAN 99 Challenge is an esports competition where creators and their viewers face off to see whose community reigns supreme. During each of the weekend tournaments, one content creator will challenge their viewers to ten matches to determine who they will recruit to their squad. Competitors will earn points based on their final placement after each match, with the top 23 players recruited to join the team for the Finals. Five players will compete in-person at the live Finals event while the other players will be able to compete remotely. Only players in the US and Canada are eligible to compete. More information including how to register for competition is available at: http://spr.ly/pacman99challenge2023.
Available now for Nintendo Switch, PAC-MAN 99 brings back the classic game play of the original PAC-MAN with new competitive game mechanics and powerups for a one-of-a-kind battle royale experience for up to 99 players. In the game, players must eat as many Ghosts as they can to slow down their opponents with Jammer PAC-MAN. The more Ghosts they eat, the more Jammers they send. Game play involves eight different strategies, from speed-up to send extra Jammers and more. Switching between strategies at the right time can be the difference between who becomes Ghost fodder and who remains the last PAC-MAN standing.
PAC-MAN 99 will be running a sale at the Nintendo eShop from November 2nd through 20th, with 35% off Mode Unlock and 50% off the Deluxe Pack.