Pac-Man celebrated its 40th anniversary final yr, and to commemorate the event, Cook dinner and Becker is releasing a historical past e-book later this yr — and it appears to be like unbelievable. Whereas there’s a typical hardcover model of the e-book for $39, which known as Pac-Man: Birth of an Icon, you can too purchase a $99 particular version that comes with an ingenious Pac-Man-shaped slipcase. There’s even a vinyl urgent of the only “Pac-Man Fever” included.
The e-book is described as “the first-ever official historical past e-book” for the enduring video video games collection, and it’s written by Arjan Terpstra and Tim Lapetino. Right here’s the official description:
This new non-fiction narrative quantity will journey from creator Toru Iwatani’s “pizza slice” inspiration to the sport’s unbelievable success in arcades and past. The e-book additionally dives into Pac-Man’s unprecedented impression on popular culture, with greater than 40 new interviews from key gamers all over the world, behind-the-scenes tales, paperwork, photos, and extra.
With untold tales, new particulars, and archival imagery, Pac-Man: Beginning of an Icon showcases the franchise’s complicated historical past from Tokyo to Chicago to Boston, unpacking the tales of online game business stalwarts Namco and Halfway Manufacturing.
If the identify Cook dinner and Becker sounds acquainted, it’s in all probability due to the corporate’s work releasing high-end artwork prints for video games like The Last of Us and Ghost of Tsushima, together with artwork books like a giant tome on Final Fantasy XV’s creation.
The brand new Pac-Man e-book is anticipated to launch this summer season.