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    The Namcot Collection is a compilation of retro Namco titles, and it’s out now on the Switch

    Including Pac-Man, Galaga, and more!

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    Along with the Namco Museum Archive, Bandai Namco has just released the Namcot Collection exclusively on the Switch. This collection features various classic Namco titles, including the likes of Pac-Man, Galaga, and more.

    Why Namcot? It’s not a typo; instead, Namcot is the brand that Namco used for console titles from 1984 to 1995.

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    Here’s a list of the games that are included in the Namcot Collection (via Gematsu):

    • Wagyan Land
    • Pac-Man
    • Galaga
    • The Tower of Druaga
    • Battle City
    • Star Luster
    • Family Jockey
    • Yokai Dochuki
    • Dragon Spirit
    • Mendel Palace (Quinty)
    • Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti

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    While the game is available for free on the eShop, Bandai Namco has also released a physical version of the game which comes with a bonus title.

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    Bandai Namco has also announced the upcoming DLC 2 and DLC 3 packs. These DLCS will only be available in Japan, Hong Kong, and Korea though.

    Here are the games part of DLC 2 (releasing on August 2020):

    • Galaxian
    • Mappy
    • Warpman
    • Pac-Land
    • Valkyrie no Boken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu
    • Dragon Buster
    • Family Circuit
    • Shell Saurs Story
    • Rolling Thunder
    • Keru Naguuru

    Meanwhile, here are the DLC 3 titles (releasing on October 2020):

    • Xevious
    • Dig Dug
    • The Tower of Babel
    • Sky Kid
    • Metro Cross
    • Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei
    • The Quest of Ki
    • King of Kings
    • Family Pinball
    • Namco Classic Ⅱ

    Finally, players who download all 20 DLC titles in the Namcot collection will receive Gaplus, the third space shooting title from Namco following “Galaxian” and “Galaga.” This game was a hit in the arcades, but was never released on the Famicom.

    Source: Bandai Namco Press Release, Gematsu

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    Nicolo Manaloto
    Nicolo Manaloto
    UnGeek's resident editor who is obsessed with anything and everything Death Stranding. He is also a big fan of the Yakuza series, and is a weaboo in denial.

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