Namco Museum on Switch Gets Release Date

And it’s closer than you might expect!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 06/30/2017 18:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Namco Museum has been released in one form or another on Nintendo platforms as far back as Nintendo 64, but it’s always exciting to dip back into its pool of arcade classics. That’s why word of the anthology title coming to Nintendo Switch was so exciting. The only problem at the time was that there was no release date attached to the announcement, something Bandai Namco just rectified. Word from on high is that players can get their fix of Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Galaga, and more on September 28 for $29.99.

There are a couple of extra tidbits that fans might want to keep in mind as they make a note on their calendars. First off, Namco Museum¬†will be a digital-only offering, so anyone looking forward to a box and cartridge (like this writer!) will be sorely disappointed. On the brighter side, there’s an additional (and total surprise) game being included in the mix: Pac-Man Vs.! Bandai Namco’s press release provides a wonderfully succinct description of the former GameCube title, which you can parse below:

PAC-MAN VS. is a four-player game originally developed by Nintendo in 2003 under supervision by legendary game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, and the original creator of PAC-MAN, Toru Iwatani. In PAC-MAN VS., three players work together as the iconic ghosts and hunt down the fourth player, who has taken on the role of PAC-MAN, as they evade the ghosts and clear the maze of Pac Dots. Two Switch units are required to play as up to three ghosts play on one console and the PAC-MAN character plays on the other.

Many players likely missed out on Pac-Man Vs. back in the day (GameCube was woefully under-purchased), so the chance to finally play the revered game should sweeten the deal when the decision whether or not to hit the download button finally comes. If nothing else, it’s a nice piece of history between Bandai Namco and Nintendo to see touched upon, two companies that have had numerous collaborations over the years.

Are you excited by the inclusion of Pac-Man Vs.? Irritated that it’s download-only? Sound off, below!

Source: Bandai Namco

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Log In 0 points Log in or register to grow your Ninja Score while interacting with our site.
Nintendojo's RSS Feeds

All Updates Podcast
News Comments
Like and follow usFacebookTwitter Friend Code Exchange + Game with Us Join the Team!