The Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus will come to the Nintendo Switch, according to Bandai Namco. The game maker skipped Switch while releasing some of the recent titles such as Code Vein and Dragon Ball Fighter Z, but the latest Pac-Man game will come to the Nintendo console in February 2018.
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus – a new Co-op mode
The Switch version will have a two player Co-Op mode, where two Pac-People can roam around and maze together using co-op moves to increase their scores. The Championship Edition 2 has some aspects similar to 2007’s top Xbox Live Arcade titles, notes Euro Gamer.
In the Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus, the ghosts are deadly as ever, but the title is more forgiving and more entertaining compared to the predecessor, according to GameSpot’s review of the game.
“Arcade ports tend to be games we play in short bursts–mostly for the nostalgia factor. Pac-Man: Championship Edition 2 certainly relies on that nostalgia to a point, but it handles the classic game in a way that plays with expectations to surprise you,” said GameSpot, which gave the game an 8/10.
One more of Bandai Namco’s games is coming to the Switch. This untitled game is based on the My Hero Academia manga and TV series, notes Euro Gamer. There are scant details about the My Hero Project, which would also launch somewhere in 2018. The original series has a backdrop of a world where everyone has superpowers.
Switch sells 10 million units
Meanwhile, Nintendo Switch is scaling new heights when it comes to the sales numbers. Since its launch on March 3, the console has sold over 10 million units. In comparison, the Wii U took two and half years to clock the same number. The new sales number brings Switch at par with the PlayStation 4, which took about nine months to achieve 10 million units in sales, notes Business Insider.
In a press release last week, Nintendo of America president and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime said, “The response from fans has been great, and we’re doing our very best to satisfy demand during the holiday shopping season.”
The Switch has added nearly 2 million units in the last month or so, as in early November the company said that it sold about 8 million consoles.
Initially, Nintendo expected to sell about 10 million units in the console’s first year, now the company expects to sell over 14 million by March 2018. Recently, Sony reported that the PlayStation 4 lifetime sales had clocked 70 million units, outperforming the Xbox One and Switch.
According to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella (via gamesindustry.biz), “More units of PlayStation 4 hardware sold in November 2017 than any other month life-to-date. PlayStation 4 is the best-selling video game hardware platform year-to-date.”
However, none other portable console has seen the success that Switch has. Earlier, Sony tried to capitalize on the concept by launching the PlayStation Vita. Sony wanted the players to play high profile games such as Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation on the go. While the 5-inch OLED screen was fun to play the popular games, it was far from perfect for the hardcore gamers.