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Bandai Namco brings Pac-Man to Amazon Alexa in new Pac-Man Stories skill

Bandai Namco has confirmed its first creative venture for Amazon Alexa with the launch of the new Pac-Man Stories skill.

The project is designed to provide engaging and interactive educational experiences via Amazon’s successful Alexa voice service on all Alexa enabled devices.

This is the first announced project to emerge 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 prvide dreams, fun and inspiration to people around the world,” said Naoki Katashima, president and COO, Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe.

The Pac-Man Stories skill features several fully interactive stories for the family, the first to launch is Pac-Man and the Ghastly Garbage, which sees users help save Pac-Man planet from Garbage.

Along the way, users will make decision, choose paths and win Power Pellets based on the decision they make. The skill features Pac-Man and a range of new characters as well as known favourites, including Inky, Blinky, Oinky 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,” added Lee Kirton, Pac-Man officer for Europe, Bandai Namco Entertainment.

“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.”

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