Amazon recently announced its Echo Dot for Kids lineup, and today BANDAI NAMCO released a PAC-MAN Stories Alexa skill. This new skill will enable families to enjoy a fun, interactive experience with Alexa about the world-renowned PAC-MAN.
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This new skill is designed to help kids learn and grow using the unique styling of PAC-MAN. I grew up playing PAC-MAN, but only because my father worked for NAMCO for years. Many children today might recognize the name, but are unsure of what PAC-MAN really is and BANDAI NAMCO is counting on that.
PAC-MAN Stories, as the skill is called, is the first project announced from BANDAI NAMCO’s Entertainment Europe Innovation Department, who’s goal is to develop new areas of entertainment for the company.
PAC-MAN Stories will be available for all Alexa-enabled devices, including the recently released Echo Dot for Kids. There are several fully interactive stories for the entire family to enjoy, as any age will be able to engage with Alexa and make decisions that affect the story’s ending.
The first story to hit Alexa will be PAC-MAN and the Ghastly Garbage, which will be a fun adventure where you help save the PAC-MAN planet from garbage. While taking part in this story, you’ll make decisions, choose paths, and even win the iconic Power Pellets depending on what choices you make.
Not only will PAC-MAN be coming along for the ride, but a slew of new characters along with well-known staples to the franchise such as Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde.
This skill is available in English only on all Alexa-enabled devices in the USA and is ready for use starting today. If you don’t have an Echo yet, be sure to pick one up, whether it’s a full-sized Echo 2nd Generation for the family or an Echo Dot for Kids, Amazon has every area covered.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. today announced its first creative venture for Amazon Alexa, the new PAC-MAN™ STORIES skill. This project is designed to provide a fun, engaging, interactive, and educational experience via Amazon’s successful Alexa voice service and on all Alexa-enabled devices.
PAC-MAN STORIES is the very first announced project 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 provide dreams, fun, and inspiration to people around the world” said Naoki Katashima, President and COO, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe.
PAC-MAN STORIES is available on all Alexa-enabled devices, including Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, and features several fully interactive stories for the whole family. These stories can be enjoyed by anyone of any age and allows them to engage with PAC-MAN™ and make moral decisions that affect the ending.
The first story to launch with the skill for Amazon Alexa is PAC-MAN™ and the Ghastly Garbage, which delivers a fun engaging adventure enabling users to help save PAC-MAN™ planet from garbage and a threat that affects everyone you meet! Along the way, you will make decisions, choose paths, and win Power Pellets based on the decisions you make.
The skill features PAC-MAN™ and a range of new characters as well as well-known favorites, including Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde.
PAC-MAN STORIES & PAC-MAN and the Ghastly Garbage will be available in English only on all Alexa-enabled devices in the USA with additional stories added throughout the summer.