Namco Museum Arcade Pac Arrives on Switch With a Launch Trailer

Bandai Namco's Namco Museum Arcade PAC, a two-in-one collection that includes Namco Museum and Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus, is now available.

on September 28, 2018 11:20 AM

You don’t need to hold on to your quarters anymore– Namco Museum Arcade PAC is now available on the Nintendo Switch.

Namco Museum Arcade Pac is a two-in-one collection that combines the retro classics of Namco Museum with the stylish and modern Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus. Including arcade staples like Pac-Man, Dig Dug, and Galaga, the game’s library is sure to have something that every gamer will remember. Of course, with deeper cuts like The Tower of Druaga, Splatterhouse, and Tank Force, the game also has the opportunity to introduce younger gamers to lesser-known arcade titles that don’t often see the light of day.

No console’s library would be complete without Namco Museum. Developed and published by Bandai Namco, some iteration of the title has been available on almost every major platform since the original Namco Museum released on PlayStation back in 1995. In fact, Namco Museum was already released on the Nintendo Switch eShop last July without Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus.

While it seems like almost everyone is cashing in on video game nostalgia nowadays, the Namco Museum franchise has a long tradition of introducing younger players to games they typically wouldn’t play. In fact, my love of Dig Dug blossomed through a copy of Namco Museum that my parents bought me for the original Xbox. In a media landscape where nobody has quite figured out how to preserve older video games, it’s nice to see Bandai Namco continually re-release these games for new audiences, even if that means having to shell out money all over again.

You can pick up Namco Museum Arcade PAC today on the Nintendo Switch for $39.99. You can check out the game’s launch trailer below.

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Travis Verbil is a Staff Writer at DualShockers. Outside of writing, he is a musician from Queens, NY. He enjoys the New York Mets, tabletop gaming, and Donkey Kong lore.