Bandai Namco Entertainment has confirmed 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 on all Alexa-enabled devices. Pac-Man Stories is the very first announced project of the new Bandai Namco Entertainment 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”
– 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 featuring several fully interactive stories for the whole family. These stories can be enjoyed by all ages 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 allowing 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 favourites including; Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde.
“Pac-Man is an iconic character and storytelling and interactive adventures allow us to work with some unique talents, writers, developers and actors to provide an innovative experience. We are incredibly excited to collaborate with Amazon Alexa and work together on this first skill and we look forward to creating many unique stories in the future.”
– Lee Kirton, Pac-Man Officer for Europe, Bandai Namco Entertainment
Pac-Man Stories & Pac-Man and the Ghastly Garbage will be available in English only on all Alexa-enabled devices in the USA, UK and Ireland, with additional stories added throughout the summer period.