To promote its highly anticipated Pac-Man Battle Royale coin-op game, which began shipping last week, Namco America has released a free iPad demo of the multiplayer versus title that include a single-stage teaser for up to four people (no single-player/CPU opponents option unfortunately).

After the demo, players are directed to the Pac-Man Battle Royale Facebook fan page, which shows where they can play the full game at nearby Battle Royale arcade machines. An iPhone edition will release next month with a location finder, too (both operators and players can register Battle Royale locations).

"Pac-Man games have always been one of the most popular mobile apps," says Namco senior VP Frank Cosentino. "Tapping into the huge Pac-Man fan base through their mobile devices in order to introduce them to this brand new coin-op experience is something we have been looking forward to."

Cosentino continues, "Since Pac-Man Battle Royale is a completely new type of Pac-Man game play, we wanted to expose the concept to as many new players as possible. What better way than to give them a free taste on their iPhone or iPad then drive them to a location to complete the experience."

[Via Arcade Heroes]