There was some confusion last year when Bandai Namco announced Namco Museum for the Nintendo Switch. At first it appeared as if it would be coming to retail (official documents showed a Switch retail case), but they soon confirmed it was only a digital release. Here we are a year later and now they are packaging both Namco Museum and Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus into one package and releasing it at retail for $39.99 on September 28, 2018 as Namco Museum Arcade Pac.
The package is a bit of a mixed blessing because while we loved Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus (9 out of 10), we didn’t care as much for Namco Museum (6.5 out of 10). Still, combining it all into one package at retail should prove to be a success. Check out the announcement trailer and press release below!
Leading video game and interactive entertainment developer and publisher, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., today announced NAMCO MUSEUM™ ARCADE PAC™ for the Americas, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch® video game system. Players will enjoy a 2-in-1 package of nostalgic hits including a collection of some of the biggest arcade games that started the arcade craze of the 1980s with PAC-MAN™, GALAGA™, Dig Dug™, and Pole Position™; or battle friends in Score Attack mode or square up one-on-one against a giant boss in the flashy maze madness of PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 PLUS™, all in the comfort of home or on the go on the Nintendo Switch.
NAMCO MUSEUM ARCADE PAC features Namco Museum classics such as PAC-MAN, GALAGA, SPLATTERHOUSE™, and THE TOWER OF DRUAGA™ along with ROLLING THUNDER™, SKYKID, and TANK FORCE. Additionally, the highly acclaimed PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION series makes its comeback to the Nintendo Switch® in PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2 PLUS featuring eye-popping 3D graphics and over-the-top visuals, the latest version of the classic game takes chomping and chasing through mazes to a crazy new level. Players can enjoy this experience by themselves or with friends in an all new co-op mode, PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2 PLUS 2P, available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
“NAMCO MUSEUM ARCADE PAC will take players back to a time when arcades ruled the video game scene without the need of a pocket full of quarters,” said Abelina Villegas, Associate Brand Manager for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “Whether players prefer the traditional gameplay of chomping their way through a maze of PAC-dots or the updated faster gameplay of PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2 PLUS, NAMCO MUSEUM ARCADE PAC is sure to deliver hours of fun to Nintendo Switch players of all ages.”