Pac-Man 256—a 2015’s endless runner game developed by Hipster Whale for mobile devices to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the cult Pac-Man’s release—is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on June 21, this year, and will cost EUR 4.99 at launch, Namco Bandai Entertainment, the publisher, has announced. What’s important, the console version will offer additional features in comparison with the 2015’s original, including a local cooperative multiplayer mode for up to four players, social sharing option as well as 10 extra themes. The PC and console ports will be developed by Hipster Whale and 3 Sprockets.
The original Pac-Man was released on May 21, 1980. Pac-Man 256’s title derives from a glitch of the original game which caused the game’s screen to become corrupted once the player reached 256th level. This was due to the technical limitations of 8-bit platforms. Although Pac-Man was supposed to go on indefinitely, it becomes practically unplayable upon reaching the aforementioned 256th level. You can see the so-called kill screen here.