Namco Bandai has declared that "Pac is back!" I wasn't aware that Pac had ever left, but regardless, Pac-Man is coming back to consoles later this year in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures. It'll feature everything you remember about the dot-munching hero, including a whole lot of platforming! (Wait, that doesn't sound right.)
Indeed, instead of the classic maze setup, this new Pac-Man title will be a 3D platformer. The debut trailer shows Pac-Man jumping around PacWorld, eating ghosts, and grabbing Power Pellets that appear to grant power-ups. One of the powers on display was a Chameleon suit that showed Pac-Man navigating platforms with the aid of a long Yoshi-like tongue. The trailer promises big appetite, bigger adventure, and a bigger nose! Ok, it doesn't say that last part, but seriously--look at that thing! That's one prominent proboscis!
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will be based on the upcoming Disney XD series of the same name. Look for it to roll onto Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U this fall, with a side-scrolling version set to come to the 3DS around the same time.