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Nintendo Download: Namco Museum, Hey! Pikmin, Miitopia, more

This week’s Nintendo Download is jam-packed full of new games, so let’s take a look…

First up, Bandai Namco will bring Namco Museum to the Switch this Friday. The compilation of arcade classics includes Pac-Man, Galaga, Splatterhouse, and Dig-Dug, as well as Pac-Man Vs. Switch owners will also get the chance to download Overcooked: Special Edition this week. Four cooks must band together to produce a series of tasty meals from the original game and both expansions.

And over on the 3DS, Nintendo themselves will launch a pair of new games… Hey! Pikmin and Miitopia. Hey! Pikmin is the first Pikmin game for the 3DS, as well as the first side-scrolling game in the series. And Miitopia is a colorful RPG featuring Miis based on your favorite people.

More information on all of these games (and the rest of this week’s releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Namco Museum will include Pac-Man Vs when its released for the Switch on July 28

Bandai Namco announced today that they’re going to add Pac-Man Vs to Namco Museum. The publisher also confirmed that the Switch-exclusive compilation will be released on July 28.

Nintendo fans might recognize Pac-Man Vs as one of the consolemaker’s experiments from the GameCube era. Developed jointly by Shigeru Miyamoto and Pac-Man creator Toru Iwatani, Pac-Man Vs was a multiplayer game where one player controlled Pac-Man on a Game Boy Advance, while three others piloted Ghosts on the big screen. For its latest incarnation, the game will require two Switch consoles… with Pac-Man on one Switch console and the Ghosts on the other.

In addition to Pac-Man Vs, the Namco Museum will contain nearly a dozen games from the publisher’s arcade heyday including Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaga ‘88, The Tower of Druaga, Rolling Thunder, Rolling Thunder 2, Sky Kid, Splatterhouse, and Tank Force.

You can view a new trailer for Namco Museum (featuring Pac-Man Vs) up top.

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A new version of Namco Museum is coming to the Nintendo Switch this Summer

People love to play classic arcade games on the go with their mobile device, but the touchscreen controls leave a lot to be desired. Thankfully, Bandai Namco and Nintendo are getting together this Summer to release a new version of Namco Museum on the Switch.

The compilation will feature arcade perfect recreations of ten titles including Pac-Man, Galaga, Galaga 88, Dig-Dug, The Tower of Druaga, SkyKid, Splatterhouse, Rolling Thunder, Rolling Thunder 2, and Tank Force. A series of Special Challenge Modes will also be included.

The first trailer for Namco Museum has been embedded above.

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