Pac-Man will always be Pac-Man . You can't improve on simple perfection.
If you didn't know, the original title was first released in Japanese arcades on May 22, 1980, which means the iconic IP has now turned 35 years old.
Publisher Bandai Namco won't let this special event slip by, either. They've already updated the mobile versions of Pac-Man ($6.99) and Pac-Man Lite (free), and they've revealed plans for a big celebration bash in Chicago later this week. That will be at Namco's Level 257 Pac-Man Restaurant, and the event will feature several "industry VIPs," including the game's creator, Professor Toru Iwatani, and world record-holder Billy Mitchell.
Attendees will get to participate in bowling and arcade games, and they'll be on hand to hear about "Pac Man Rebooted." According to the official invite , it's a new game in the long-running franchise but that's all we know.
General admission tickets are free through EventBrite, but you can snag a VIP pass for $35 if you wish. The latter will include drinks, food, and a meet-and-greet with those VIPs.
Happy B-Day, Pac-Man!