Bandai Namco needed to include a few key characteristics in order to ensure that Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is a real Pac-Man Championship Edition game. These include fast gameplay, 5 minute rounds, score-chasing leaderboards, and — most important — a bass-pounding theme song that plays over the opening credits.
I don’t know if Pac-Man Championship Edition 2, which is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam for $13, does leaderboards or anything else right yet, but I can confirm that its music will smash pleasantly into your eardrums. When you boot up the latest adventure of the yellow pellet muncher, the game immediately kicks up the energy with an electronic dance tune. The bass rumbles so hard that it overwhelms the entire menu screen and makes it wobble. .
Have a listen and be sure to make the video full screen at 1080p60 to see the effect the music has on the text:
The Pac-Man Championship Edition series is known for its evolution of the arcade game’s fast-paced action. It has players chasing down pellets and ghosts throughout ever-changing mazes. The new game continues that legacy, but it also introduces a number of subtle rule changes and elements like boss fights to keep players on their toes.