No, not Ms. Pac-Man. And, no, not Pac-Man Championship Edition, either. Pac-Man Vs. is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer — in Japan, anyway — as part of the latest entry in the Namco Museum series.
Namco Museum for Nintendo Switch will include 10 classic arcade games: Pac-Man, Galaga, Galaga '88, Dig Dug, The Tower of Druaga, Sky Kid, Rolling Thunder, Rolling Thunder 2, Splatterhouse and Tank Force. It will also include a version of Pac-Man Vs., which was designed by Nintendo and originally released on GameCube in 2003.
The GameCube original was included as a pack-in with Pac-Man World 2. Pac-Man Vs. utilized the GameCube’s link cable support for Game Boy Advance. One player controlled Pac-Man on the Game Boy Advance’s screen, while up to three other players controlled ghosts on a television screen, but had a limited view of the play field. The goal for those playing on the GameCube was to chase down Pac-Man before he could snarf a screenful of dots.
Pac-Man Vs. was re-released as part of Namco Museum DS for Nintendo DS and was later ported to mobile phones.
It’s not clear yet how Bandai Namco plans to adapt Pac-Man Vs. for Switch, but it’s possible that it may only be playable with two Switch consoles. We’ve reached out to Bandai Namco for details on Namco Museum for Switch and how Pac-Man Vs. will play on Nintendo’s hybrid portable console.
Namco Museum for Nintendo Switch will launch sometime this summer. The Japanese release is priced at 3,000 yen (about $27).