GameCube classic Pac-Man Vs. coming to Nintendo Switch in Namco Museum Collection

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Bandai Namco has announced that its upcoming Museum Collection of games on Nintendo Switch will also include the GameCube classic Pac-Man Vs.

Originally released in 2003, the game pits three player-controlled ghosts against one player-controlled Pac-Man in a classic maze setting. However, it’s important to note two separate Nintendo Switch systems are required to play with four people. According to IGN, the player controlling Pac-Man will use a Nintendo Switch in tabletop mode and control the titular character with one Joy-Con controller. The other three players, meanwhile, will control the ghosts on the second Switch in TV mode, using the remaining three Joy-Con controllers.

The Namco Museum Collection launches on the Nintendo Switch on July 28th for $30. No Canadian pricing has been confirmed, but that would be approximately $39 CAD, so the game will likely cost $40 in Canada. The Collection includes the following games:

  • Dig Dug
  • Galaga
  • Galaga ’88
  • Pac-Man
  • Pac-Man Vs.
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Rolling Thunder 2
  • Sky Kid
  • Splatterhouse
  • Tank Force
  • The Tower of Druaga

Fans have been clamouring for Virtual Console on the Switch, which would allow players to download classic games from a variety of older platforms. Unfortunately, Nintendo hasn’t yet confirmed when Virtual Console is actually coming, so re-releases like the Namco Museum Collection are currently the only way to play older games on the Switch.

In related news, a Canadian AI research team recently managed to set a new world record in Ms. Pac-Man.

Source: IGN