By Michael Fontanini / July 28th, 2017
Bandai Namco Entertainment America has announced in a press release that Namco Museum is now available in the Americas for $29.99 in the Nintendo Switch eShop. This retro game collection is rated “T for Teen”, and it contains 11 classic retro games from the past:
- Dig Dug
- Galaga ‘88
- The Tower of Druaga
- Rolling Thunder
- Rolling Thunder 2
- Sky Kid
- Tank Force
- and PAC-MAN VS.
Most of the retro games in this collection also have an online leader board (PAC-MAN VS. being an exception). You can also rotate your switch vertically for a taller, thinner screen that better replicates the arcade cabinets of old. In celebration of the launch of Namco Museum on the Nintendo Switch, Namco Entertainment America has also released a new trailer that came out just before launch:
Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for Bandai Namco Entertainment America commented on this collection:
“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. There’s something here for everyone, and with the built-in multiplayer capability of the Switch, anyone can join in.”
You can check out the full press release below:
PEW PEW! WAKKA WAKKA WAKKA! NAMCO MUSEUM™ RETRO GAME COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE ON NINTENDO SWITCH™
Retro Collection Features Nostalgic Favorites PAC-MAN™, Dig Dug™, Galaga™, Rolling Thunder™, PAC-MAN™ VS., and More!
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (July 28, 2017) – 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.”
NAMCO MUSEUM is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and is offered at an MSRP of $29.99 exclusively through the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch. For more information on BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. or its other products please visit: http://www.bandainamcoent.com/
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About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS
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