Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Tuesday that it is launching a new online multiplayer game titled Pac-Man 99 on Nintendo Switch for free digitally and exclusively to Nintendo Switch Online members on Wednesday. The company began streaming an announcement trailer:
Arika is developing the game, in which 99 players compete to be the last one standing in a new version of the Pac-Man game. Players can send Jammer Pac-Man to opponents by eating Power Pellets and ghosts.
There will be paid DLC at launch that includes an offline CPU battle mode, private matches, score challenges, time-attack challenges, and 20 alternate skins of other Bandai Namco Entertainment games such as Dig Dug and Galaga. The DLC will be available individually and in a bundle.
Bandai Namco Research launched the Pac-Mac Geo game last October on iOS and Android in 170 countries. The action game lets players play Pac-Man on real-world maps with road map data from Google Maps.
Source: Email correspondence
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