Pac-Man and other retro games are coming to airlines equipped with Panasonic IFE

Panasonic Avionics is to strengthen its in-flight entertainment gaming portfolio.

The deal with Japanese multinational videogame publisher and developer, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, will see games such as Pac-Man, Dig Dug and Galaga become available on aircraft equipped with Panasonic IFE.

Ken Sain, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said: “The gaming industry is one of the few that have seen significant growth amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This demonstrates the value global consumers place on games and their unique ability to take players on digital adventures and provide connections to different communities.”

Naoki Katashima, Managing Director of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, added: “The COVID-19 pandemic that struck the world has greatly affected and changed our way of life. As the world comes together in overcoming the pandemic, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment has partnered with Panasonic Avionics to provide our universally acclaimed game content to be enjoyed in-flight, with hope of the day to come when travellers are free to enjoy the skies again.”

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