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Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 — 17 minutes of gameplay

What's new, Pac-Man?

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

We got our hands on the recently announced Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this week and have 17 minutes of Score Attack gameplay from the PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One game to prove it. For Pac-Man fans, it offers a good look at what's changed since 2010's Pac-Man Championship Edition DX.

The above video features a look at the Championship II course. We played the 10-minute practice version of the course — there are also Regular, Extreme and Single Train versions of the course — where you'll get a long look at ghost-bumping. With ghost-bumping, Pac-Man won't be instantly killed when touching a ghost or ghost minion. Instead, bumping into a ghost will eventually anger it, making their touch fatal.

We also played with the Jumping course in Single Train mode, which features a single ghost train instead of multiple ghosts and ghost trains. The course also features jump pads which bounce Pac-Man around the map. When things speed up, those jump pads can add a great deal of chaos to the fast-paced gameplay of Pac-Man Championship Edition 2.

What you won't see much of is me remembering that Pac-Man can deploy bombs that will safely transport him back to the starting point. Instead, you'll just see Pac-Man dying. Sorry about that!

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 will be released this September.