Panasonic Avionics has partnered with Bandai Namco Entertainment, a Japanese multinational video game publisher and developer, to strengthen its in-flight entertainment gaming portfolio.

    It has incorporated the company’s flagship games and will begin rolling them out to airlines and their passengers across the globe on its immersive in-flight entertainment (IFE) solution.

    Panaconic Avionic’s chief executive officer, Ken Sain, said, “The gaming industry is one of the few that have seen significant growth amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. 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.”

    The company says that Retro games are seeing a resurgence and Bandai Namco has developed some of the “most recognised” games in pop culture history such as Dig Dug, Pac-Man, and Galaga.

    Bandai Namco’s managing director, Naoki Katashima, added: “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 travellers are free to enjoy the skies again.”

    MRO Americas 2021