It’s been quite a year for the breakout band Glass Animals, who have topped the billboard charts, headlined the Glastonbury festival, and now are partnered with Xbox on the latest Pac-Man game release.
Glass Animals exploded as a chart-topping band in 2021 with the monster hit Heat Waves, which is so far the third longest charting song on the Billboard Hot 100, led by only The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights and Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive.
But Glass Animals as a group of musicians are also huge fans of Xbox games and particularly of the Pac-Man franchise, which became the first true video game hit.
Now Glass Animals is working with Xbox to celebrate and promote the latest Pac-Man game release, Pac-Man World Re-Pac. The partnership includes a custom, one-of-a-kind, Pac-Man World Re-Pac Xbox Series S with some fun additions inspired by the band, including a replica overall worn by vocalist Dave Bayley in celebration of Xbox’s Summer Spotlight.
Xbox says Pac-Man World Re-Pac is a 3D action-adventure game packed with intuitive gameplay, enhanced features, and a shiny new look for Pac-Man and the Ghosts. The custom designed Xbox console pays homage to the iconic characters and their new looks. Fans can enter for a chance to win the exclusive Xbox Series S from Aug. 30 through Sept. 19, 2022 by re-tweeting the official Xbox Sweepstakes post and including the hashtag #PacManXboxSweepstakes (terms and conditions).
On Aug. 8 and 9, Glass Animals’ fans were also among the very first to preview the new Pac-Man World Re-Pac game at the band’s sold-out Dreamland.irl shows in Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn Mirage.
There, the band and Xbox teamed up to construct a stunning retro-style lounge that featured an immersive, living room themed space with multiple seating areas to play the game during the event.
As avid fans of the Xbox and the Pac-Man series, the band has even utilized imagery from the game in a series of creative campaigns, including during live performances of Tangerine over the years, treating fans to eye-popping 3D graphics and funky visuals.
Pac-Man World Re-Pac is now also a part of Xbox’s Summer Spotlight 2022, which has officially kicked off and brings gamers new games every week for the next six weeks. Xbox says more than 75 new games will continue to launch on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One through September 5.