Have a Look at This Wonderful Pac-Man History Book

Have a Look at This Wonderful Pac-Man History Book

Pac-Man celebrated its 40th anniversary a year ago, and to remember the event, Cook and Becker are delivering a history book later this year — and it looks staggering. While there is a standard hardcover version of the book for $39, which is called Pac-Man: Birth of an Icon, you can likewise purchase a $99 special version that accompanies a quick Pac-Man shaped slipcase. There is even a vinyl pressing of the single “Pac-Man Fever” included. 

The book is portrayed as “the first ever official history book” for the notorious video games series, and it is composed by Arjan Terpstra and Tim Lapetino. Below is the official depiction:

This new non-fiction narrative volume will journey from creator Toru Iwatani’s “pizza slice” inspiration to the game’s incredible success in arcades and beyond. The book also dives into Pac-Man’s unprecedented impact on pop culture, with more than 40 new interviews from key players around the world, behind-the-scenes stories, documents, images, and more. 

With untold stories, new details, and archival imagery, Pac-Man: Birth of an Icon showcases the franchise’s complex history from Tokyo to Chicago to Boston, unpacking the stories of video game industry stalwarts Namco and Midway Manufacturing.

If the name Cook and Becker rings familiar, it is possibly because of the corporation’s work releasing high-end art prints for games like The Last of Us and Ghost of Tsushima, along with art books like a giant tome on Final Fantasy XV’s creation.