Bandai Namco announces a Nintendo Switch exclusive that's sure to appeal to retro gamers. That Switch exclusive is called Namco Museum and it's a collection of a variety of 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.
“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.”
In addition to having a retro arcade game catalog, Namco Museum also features an online ranking system. 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.
The Namco Museum collection will be available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch in Summer 2017.