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One of the biggest surprises to come out of yesterday's Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase (which was much bigger than Mini in our eyes!) was Pac-Man World Re-PAC, a remake of the Pac-Man platformer Pac-Man World on PlayStation.

This spin-off launched a whole new sub-franchise for the yellow puck on his 20th anniversary back in 1999, and fans have been desperate to see the game make a return. And now it will be this August!

To celebrate the new trailer, the folks at GameXplain have done a side-by-side comparison of the Switch trailer alongside the original PlayStation game, and there are quite a few fun differences and improvements. For one, Pac-Man's home looks very different now, and you can see that Bandai Namco's issues with Ms. Pac-Man are still present with Pac-Mom and Pac-Sis making appearances instead.

The posters for Ghost Island are now much more detailed, and the levels themselves have so many extra touches with the new lick of paint. But otherwise, it's a surprisingly faithful remake and the comparison really just goes to show that the game looks pretty brilliant.

You can check out GameXplain's video below for a trip down memory lane as well as just to see how much things have changed in over 20 years.

If you missed yesterday's Partner Showcase, make sure you check out our round-up of everything that was announced during the presentation.

Are you excited for the Pac-Man World remake? Let us know in the comments!