Pac-Man Live Studio Launches Next Month, Is Playable Through Twitch

Pac-Man Live Studio Launches Next Month, Is Playable Through Twitch

You'll be able to play the new Pac-Man game straight through Twitch.

There's a brand new Pac-Man game launching next month (June 2020). To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pac-Man (has it really been that long?!), Bandai Namco and Amazon are partnering to release Pac-Man Live Studio.

When Pac-Man Live Studio launches at some point in June, you'll be able to play it directly through Twitch. There won't be a download required to play and stream Live Studio straight through Twitch, and anyone can jump in with you and play to challenge your scores.

The Studio Maze level creator. | Amazon/Bandai Namco

Additionally, there's a new Studio Maze feature for Pac-Man Live Studio. This allows anyone to create their own Pac-Man levels for others to play, and the most popular user-created levels will be visible to others on global charts.

Elsewhere, Live Studio launches with two four-player modes: Endless Mode and Select Mode. The former challenges players to get the highest combined score possible while only playing with one team life between the four teammates, while the latter mode puts four players in a user-created maze to beat a high score.

Finally, there's a simple Classic Mode. This lets you travel back and time and experience the original Pac-Man, when it first released all the way back in 1980. Sometimes it's easy to forget how old Pac-Man really is, it feels like the classic arcade game really has been around forever at this point. Currently there's no firm release date for Pac-Man Live Studio on Twitch, but it'll be launching at some point in June.

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