Panasonic Avionics has selected BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, a Japanese multinational video game publisher and developer, to strengthen its in-flight entertainment gaming portfolio.
Panasonic Avionics has incorporated BANDAI NAMCO’s popular, flagship games and will begin rolling them out to airlines and their passengers across the globe on its immersive in-flight entertainment (IFE) solution.
Retro games are seeing a resurgence and BANDAI NAMCO has developed some of the most recognized games in pop culture history such as DIG DUG, PAC-MAN, and GALAGA. PAC-MAN is to date, one of the most iconic brands in gaming, and passengers will soon be able to enjoy it and other globally-recognized games on aircraft equipped with Panasonic’s IFE.
“The gaming industry is one of the few that have seen significant growth amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Ken Sain, CEO of Panasonic Avionics. “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, said, “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 travelers are free to enjoy the skies again.”