Pac-Man celebrated its fortieth anniversary final 12 months, and to commemorate the event, Prepare dinner and Becker is releasing a historical past ebook later this 12 months — and it seems unbelievable. Whereas there’s an ordinary hardcover model of the ebook for $39, which is known as Pac-Man: Birth of an Icon, you too can 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 ebook is described as “the first-ever official historical past ebook” for the long-lasting video video games sequence, 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 ebook 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, photographs, 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 trade stalwarts Namco and Halfway Manufacturing.
If the title Prepare dinner and Becker sounds acquainted, it’s most likely 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 ebook is predicted to launch this summer time.