'Namco Museum' releases for Switch

'Pac-Man,' as seen in the Nintendo Switch game 'Namco Museum.' 'Pac-Man,' as seen in the Nintendo Switch game 'Namco Museum.' BANDAI NAMCO

Newly released by Bandai Namco is Namco Museum, a game full of retro coin-op arcade games from the 1980s.

Namco Museum's classic catalog includes favorites from Namco’s classic arcade collection.  This includes Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Galaga, Tower of Druaga, Rolling Thunder, and more.  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.

“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.”

In addition to having a retro arcade game catalog, Namco Museum also features an online ranking system for all games save for Pac-Man VS.  With the ranking system, players can compete to earn the number one spot on the worldwide challenger board for their favorite Namco arcade classics.  Players nostalgic for the classic coin-op era can transform their Nintendo Switch into a miniature cabinet by turning the handheld console vertically for a taller, slimmer screen that replicates the original arcade experience.  Namco Museum also has a challenge mode, presenting players new and unique challenges for each game, giving classic games a fresh twist.

Namco Museum is the perfect game for anyone looking to add a series of fun, classic, and addictive games to their Switch collection,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.  “Arcade games from the ‘80s were some of the most challenging, rewarding, and cherished experiences a gamer could have.  From blasting enemy spacecrafts in Galaga to chomping dots while avoiding ghosts in Pac-Man, Namco Museum is packed with entertaining classic gameplay, no quarters needed.”

Namco Museum is rated "T for Teen" by the ESRB.

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