Re-live Pac-mania in the palm of your handheld now that Namco America Inc., a leading publisher of wireless games and content, and Handango, the leading provider of mobile downloads, have formed a strategic partnership to make PAC-MAN, MS. PAC-MAN, GALAXIAN and MAPPY for Palm OS available through Handango's network of sites through the end of February 2005. Namco will also use the Handango Commerce Engine to provide mobile e-commerce to their customers worldwide at www.palm.namcogames.com.
"Namco is one of the best game publishers in the world, and we're honored that they've chosen our network of channels as the place to debut their new mobile game titles for Palm OS smartphones and devices," said Randy Eisenman, president/ceo of Handango. "With awesome graphics, great gameplay and classic arcade brands, these games are sure to be best sellers in no time."
"We're excited to work with Handango to launch four classic Namco hit titles for Palm OS smartphones and handhelds," said Kenji Hisatsune, evp/coo of Namco America. "Handango's customer reach, technology and services make them a great partner for Namco's mobile game titles."
PAC-MAN, MS. PAC-MAN, GALAXIAN are available now through Handango's online channel network including www.handango.com, the palmOne Software Connection (www. software.palmone.com) and dozens more, as well as through Namco America's mobile Website (www.palm.namcogames.com/). The games retail for $14.99 each. The arcade classic, MAPPY, will be available this holiday season.
PAC-MAN and MS. PAC-MAN are Namco's world-famous arcade games where players spent countless hours and quarters evading the pesky ghosts while chompin' on the dots and gobbling up the fruit for bonus points.
GALAXIAN is another classic by Namcoin which players board a star fighter again to destroy the enemy formation while dodging their kamikaze somersault attacks.
MAPPY, the ultimate cat-and-mouse chase returns in the handheld version, where players jump on the trampolines and recollect the museum booty from Boss Nyamco and his kooky kitty cohorts.
HURST, Texas-based Handango (www.handango.com) is the leading provider of mobile downloads, bringing more than 50,000 applications and 25,000 digital media titles to market through an extensive global distribution network that reaches millions of mobile users. Handango's application management and provisioning platform, Handango AMPP, has been chosen as the mobile software delivery platform for Nokia, Motorola, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Cingular Wireless, T-Mobile, Orange SA, Sony Ericsson, palmOne, Microsoft, Sony, HP, AOL and more than 100 others.
Namco America Inc. (www.namcogames.com) is the U.S. subsidiary of Namco Ltd., a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in San Jose, California, Namco America Inc. delivers the next generation in wireless and coin-op arcade games.