Pac-Man Museum+ will introduce a brand new character, Pac-Mom

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Pac-Man Museum+ is coming subsequent month, and it’s meant to be a journey by Pac-Man historical past. It will look again, however it should additionally introduce a completely new character: Pac-Mom. She’s actually only a re-skinned sprite, however she’ll be changing the beloved Ms. Pac-Man for authorized causes.

The information comes from Games Asylum, and the outlet defined the reasoning on Twitter. AtGames nonetheless holds the rights to Ms. Pac-Man, which prevents Bandai Namco from together with her likeness in Pac-Man Museum+. For the foreseeable future, all Pac-Man video games will as a substitute function Pac-Mom, who wears a pink-purple headband and gloves, versus Ms. Pac-Man’s signature pink bow and orange gloves. She nonetheless performs the identical function although, and provided that she and Pac-Man do have a child collectively, the identify Pac-Mom is ample. Unfortunately, she’ll be caught as a stay-at-home mother for Pac-Man Museum+, as the identical rights forestall Ms. Pac-Man from being a part of the gathering.

So, AtGames owns the royalty rights to Ms. Pac-Man, so future Pac-Man video games will function Pac-Mom. This consists of tomorrow’s Pac-Land re-release and subsequent month’s Pac-Man Museum+.

— Games Asylum (@gamesasylum) April 6, 2022

Pac-Man Museum+ really places you in Pac-Man’s footwear — the vanity is that he’s taking part in his outdated video games and constructing an arcade room of his personal. You’ll earn prizes to brighten the arcade room as you see match. Pac-Man, Super Pac-Man, Pac & Pal, Pac-Land, Pac-Mania, Pac-Attack, Pac-In-Time, Pac-Man Arrangement (1996), Pac-Man Arrangement (2005), Pac-Man Championship Edition, Pac ‘n Roll Remix, Pac-Motos, and Pac-Man Battle Royale fill out the collection. Pac-Man Museum+ has a May 27 release date, and it’s headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with backwards compatibility on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. It’ll even be out there day one on Game Pass.