Bandai Namco Bringing Pac-Man and My Hero Academia to Switch

It turns out those Dark Souls rumors may have been premature...

Bandai Namco is making two new games for the Nintendo Switch. 

The first is a port of the surprisingly well-done Pac-Man Championship Edition 2. This reimagined take on the Pac-Man formula – or, more accurately, the sequel to that reimagination – was first released for PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One in 2016. That edition of the game featured advanced mazes that utilized a new rule which allowed players to touch ghosts and not instantly die. Instead, three touches trigger them to enter an angry state. This game also utilized jump pads which would allow players to launch themselves from one point of the map to another. 

This Switch addition of the game will still contain all of the features of the original editions, but it will also feature a local co-op mode – yay! – and some special co-op abilities. It is set to release on February 22, 2018. 

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The other Switch title is an adaptation of the My Hero Academia manga and anime. Bandai Namco hasn’t released any details regarding this project – except for a vague 2018 release date – but the news that a game based on this series is in the works. In case you don’t follow the series, My Hero Academia is about a boy born without superpowers in a world full of superheroes. He is gifted powers by two superheroes and begins to receive training at a prestigious superhero academy. 

This adaptation of the series will most likely be some kind of RPG or action/adventure game, but we probably won’t know for sure until this game is actually released sometime next year for Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC. 

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If you hear some cries of disappointments regarding this announcement, that’s likely because there were rumors that Bandai Namco was working on a remastered edition of Dark Souls for the Nintendo Switch. While it’s still possible that such a thing could happen, it doesn’t seem that particular release is on the studio’s radar at this time.