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 ’88
- Pac-Man Vs.
- Rolling Thunder
- Rolling Thunder 2
- Sky Kid
- 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.