Super Mario Maker is a game that sent fans on an emotional roller-coaster of excitement and skepticism. "That sounds incredible! Wait, how would that even work? Oh my gosh I need this in my life." That was the typical turnaround for the typical Mario lover. Well buckle in, PAC-MAN fans, because we're about to go on a similar journey. PAC-MAN Maker may be in the works.
That sounds incredible!
We know! PAC-MAN! Everyone loves a good round of PAC-MAN, whether you're in need of a quick retro fix, or else determined to settle some disputed high-scores. If you can't get enough, then take a look at this listing from the European Union Intellectual Property Office. You can see it right there in black and white. Bandai Namco has officially filed the trademark for "PAC-MAN Maker."
This does not mean that the game is officially in the works, but the trademark was filed on the same day as Code Vein, a separate game that we do know is officially in the works an due to be revealed on Thursday. It's not conclusive, but it is promising, and we're holding onto hope that PAC-MAN Maker will be a reality.
Wait, how would that even work?
If you haven't played PAC-MAN in years, you may be wondering how a PAC-MAN Maker would even be fun or worth your time. That's understandable. We recommend checking out some gameplay videos from more recent games like PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX to see how the classic formula can be turned on its head and made amazing but new game modes, new power-ups, and new challenges. If you think PAC-MAN is boring, just check out the images in the gallery below.
We imagine that with a flexible stage editor and a suite of tools that allows users to create their own custom game types and goals, we could have something in the same vein of Championship Edition DC, and that would be incredible.
Oh my gosh I need this in my life.
That's more like it. Once you understand the possibilities, the idea of a PAC-MAN Maker is a really exciting one. Bandai Namco if you're reading this, just know that you're sitting on a potential goldmine. Please make this happen, and make sure that it ends up on the Nintendo Switch!
As soon as we learn more about this we'll let you know right away.