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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. announces that NAMCO MUSEUM is now available in the Americas via the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. NAMCO MUSEUM is a classic games compilation featuring arcade favorites including PAC-MAN, Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaga ‘88, The Tower of Druaga, Rolling Thunder, Rolling Thunder 2, Sky Kid, Splatterhouse, and Tank Force. The collection also incorporates PAC-MAN VS., a four-player game based on the PAC-MAN series originally created by Toru Iwatani. Nintendo developed PAC-MAN VS. in 2003 under the supervision of legendary game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto.
With NAMCO MUSEUM, Nintendo Switch gamers can relive the glory days of coin-operated arcade games anytime or anywhere. For arcade game masters, the retro titles (excluding PAC-MAN VS.) support an online ranking system, enabling them to view their standing amongst the top gamers around the world. Players nostalgic for the classic coin-op era can transform their Nintendo Switch console into a miniature arcade cabinet by turning the handheld console vertically for a taller, slimmer screen that replicates the original arcade experience.
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 clear the maze of Pac Dots. Two Nintendo Switch consoles are required to play as up to three ghosts play on one console and the PAC-MAN character plays on the other. A free downloadable app will be available via the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch that enables 1-3 players to join a multiplayer session of PAC-MAN VS. hosted by a Nintendo Switch system, providing full multiplayer sessions using two consoles and one copy of the complete game.
“Over the decades that have passed since these games first hit arcades, they’ve proven to be timeless classics that retain their charm across every era and hardware platform. The Nintendo Switch is the perfect platform to play NAMCO MUSEUM single player, multiplayer, on the couch, or on the go,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “There’s something here for everyone, and with the built-in multiplayer capability of the Switch, anyone can join in.”