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Blitz to Develop Pac-Man(TM) 25th Anniversary Game

Monday 11th Aril 2005

Leading developer Blitz Games has today announced its latest high-profile project - Pac-Man WorldTM 3. In development for Namco Hometek Inc., the game will appear in the autumn of 2005 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PC and PSP.

The world was first introduced to Toru Iwatani's yellow dot muncher in 1980 - Pac-Man exploded onto the video game scene and never looked back. 25 years later, he has starred in dozens of games and has been the inspiration for more than 400 different products from cereal to watches to air fresheners and even a cartoon.

Pac-Man World 3 combines contemporary platform game mechanics with traditional Pac-Man play principles, and features Pac-Man staples including Power Pellets, Pac-Dots, Pac-Chains and fruit while adding new elements such as a Pactrometer, power-up smoothies and several new special moves. Players will even get to play as ghosts Pinky and Clyde, who each have distinctive special abilities.

Blitz CEO Philip Oliver is enthusiastic about the company's latest development deal: "We're extremely excited about helping Namco to celebrate Pac-Man's 25th anniversary and we are honoured to be working with such an iconic videogame character. We're looking forward to bringing him to life in a distinctive and original way."

"Blitz has great experience in developing character-based games and we're sure that the finished product will thrill Pac-Man fans," Commented Garry Cole, Executive Vice President of Namco Hometek Inc.


About Blitz Games Limited:

Blitz Games is a leading UK videogame developer and was founded in 1990 by industry veterans The Oliver Twins. The company develops a wide range of games for all leading gaming platforms including PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PC and Game Boy Advance. The company is also developing Possession, an original zombie title for the next generation of machines and due for release in 2007.

For further information on Blitz Games, including detailed game info and artwork, please visit and or contact:

Natalie Griffith, PR Manager, at

Jess Clarke, PR Assistant, at

or call 01926 881448.

About Namco Hometek Inc.:

Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Namco Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest video game franchises: Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, Dead to Rights®, Pac-Man WorldTM, Ridge Racer®, Time Crisis® and ACECOMBATTM. For more information about Namco and its products log onto

PAC-MAN WORLDTM 3 & ® 1980 1999 2002 2005 NAMCO LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PAC-MAN® ® 1980 2002 2005 NAMCO LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Manufactured pursuant to license with Namco Holding Corp.

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