The Arcade Heroes blog has invaded this year's Amusement Expo in Las Vegas and come away with the first look at Namco Bandai's four-player Pac-Man game, Pac-Man: Battle Royale.
Created in honor of Pac-Man's 30th anniversary, the Battle Royale cabinet is done up in the classic "cocktail" style, complete with wood paneling and cup holders.
Using a graphical style that's very similar to the Xbox Live Arcade-exclusive Pac-Man: Championship Edition, Battle Royale dumps four differently-colored Pac-Men into a maze with a mass of pellets and four pesky ghosts.
Snatching the power pellet appears to be the object of the game as it makes Pac-Man grow into a giant-sized version of himself, enabling him to perform Pac-cannibalism on the other players.
Pac-Man: Battle Royale will make its way to your local arcade (if you have a local arcade that is) in September. It's currently unknown if the game will be released on home consoles, but with Pac-Man: Championship Edition's strong showing on the XBLA (both critically and financially), I'd say it's very likely.
You can check out some video of the game in action, courtesy of Arcade Heroes, right here: