SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. today announced its first creative venture for Amazon Alexa, the new PAC-MAN™ STORIES skill. This project is designed to provide a fun, engaging, interactive, and educational experience via Amazon's successful Alexa voice service and on all Alexa-enabled devices.
PAC-MAN STORIES is the very first announced project from the new BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe Innovation Department, which aims to find and develop new areas and heights in entertainment. “Voice-controlled services are an exciting technology with this great vision of being in everyone’s home and used by any family member. It just seemed natural to us to use our iconic character, PAC-MAN™, to create fun interactive stories for all ages together with our company vision to provide dreams, fun, and inspiration to people around the world” said Naoki Katashima, President and COO, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe.
PAC-MAN STORIES is available on all Alexa-enabled devices, including Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, and features several fully interactive stories for the whole family. These stories can be enjoyed by anyone of any age and allows them to engage with PAC-MAN™ and make moral decisions that affect the ending.
The first story to launch with the skill for Amazon Alexa is PAC-MAN™ and the Ghastly Garbage, which delivers a fun engaging adventure enabling users to help save PAC-MAN™ planet from garbage and a threat that affects everyone you meet! Along the way, you will make decisions, choose paths, and win Power Pellets based on the decisions you make.
The skill features PAC-MAN™ and a range of new characters as well as well-known favorites, including Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde.
PAC-MAN STORIES & PAC-MAN and the Ghastly Garbage will be available in English only on all Alexa-enabled devices in the USA with additional stories added throughout the summer.
Assets for PAC-MAN STORIES are available at the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America press room site at: http://bneapressroom.com
About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS.
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