If you're able to open your eyes that morning, you may want to turn on the TV on January 1. That's when a Pac-Man float will be making its debut during the 122nd annual Tournament of Roses Parade in beautiful Pasadena, Calif.
“Pac-Man’s big spirit and insatiable appetite for adventure have won him a place in gamers’ hearts for three decades, and we think this is a great time to show how much we appreciate him,” said Kenji Hisatsune president, CEO and COO of Namco Networks America. “It’s a true honor for PAC-MAN to be recognized with a birthday party in Pasadena and we think the towering 55 foot high float serves as a monumental way to celebrate his legacy with the world.”
The float will feature Pac-Man and ghosts Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde, and a scene from the new Wii game, Pac-Man Party.
Believe it or not (I tend to believe it), Pac-Man's appearance is the first time that a video-game character has shown up in the parade's history. What, no Gears of War? Those parade guys are bias.
My Thoughts: Finally, such an iconic character gettin' some big time honor!