Digital Only Release
Updated 8:14pm CT on 12/18/17
We reached out to Bandai Namco for clarification on whether this game would be made available on cartridge or only via the Nintendo Switch eShop. They got back to us and confirmed that Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus is a digital-only release.
One of my favorite digital games from the past ten years has been Pac-Man Championship Edition. It combines the addictive nature of the original games with the crazy neon visuals of something like Tempest 2000. The game is a ton of fun and the sequel, appropriately titled Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus, is now coming to the Nintendo Switch with additional features, like 2-player co-op! It arrives on February 22, 2018.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is bringing the dot-munching action and brilliant neon visuals of PAC-MAN™ Championship Edition 2 PLUS to Nintendo Switch™ on February 22, 2018 in the Americas.
In PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 PLUS, Switch players and PAC-MAN fans alike can experience the reimagined retro series with intense mazes and fast action at home and on the go. This game includes PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2, which features a number of gameplay modes including Score Attack mode, Adventure mode and big boss battles, giving players endless opportunity to build on and improve their skills. Beloved ghosts, Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde will be in hot pursuit as PAC-MAN furiously devours Pac Dots and players chase the high score for a coveted spot at the top of the leaderboards. The Nintendo Switch version of PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 PLUS also comes with an exclusive two player co-op mode called PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 PLUS 2P for twice the fun! Team up on a single Nintendo Switch with each player controlling their PAC-MAN character with a single Joy-Con™ across multiple mazes to rack up the highest score possible. Special co-op maneuvers give this mode a unique spin on traditional PAC-MAN gameplay.