PAC-MAN's 40th Anniversary!

November 1, 2019

Born on May 22, 1980, PAC-MAN immediately rose to meteoric popularity: first in video game arcades, on the pop culture stage with hit song “PAC-MAN Fever,” and through an array of entertainment appearances for fans of all ages.

“Everyone at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment is extremely proud and excited to celebrate 40 years of PAC-MAN, not just a video game icon, but a true cultural icon.” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and General Manager at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “2020 will be a monumental year as we celebrate PAC-MAN’s birthday all year long with ground-breaking brand partnerships, a new theme song, and engaging events around the globe.” 

PAC-MAN’s image is one of the most recognized on the planet and is as strong as ever as he enters his 40th year. PAC-MAN’s 40th Anniversary celebration in 2020 will include the debut of a new PAC-MAN 40th Anniversary theme song, composed by world-renowned Japanese Techno artist Ken Ishii. It will be accompanied by a music video directed by Yuichi Kodama, who has won awards at the Cannes International Advertising Festival, the Clio Awards, and the One Show Interactive. He was also the chief video director for the flag handover ceremony at the Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony.

Fans will also be able to “Join the PAC” at celebratory events taking place throughout the year around the world. To get a sneak peek at the activities, partnerships, and surprises to come, please visit our site or stop by this weekend at the PAC-MAN exhibit at ComplexCon taking place on November 2nd and 3rd at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California. 

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