Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Coming To Nintendo Switch With New Mode
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Blinky, Inky, Pinky, and Clyde's hunt for Pac-Man will soon be able to be played on the go. Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 and 2+ are coming to Nintendo Switch in February 2018, Bandai Namco has announced.
This isn't the first time we've seen this title, as it was initially released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2016. This iteration of the classic arcade title takes everything loved about the original, but is smoothed over with a bright, modern paint job, and a few cool gameplay twists.
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is a single-player game. It has new gameplay modes like Score Attack, Adventure, and Big Boss Battle to keep things interesting. It has the same style as the first Pac-Man Championship Edition, but requires more strategy.
If you're looking for something a little more social, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2+ builds on the standard version of the game with co-op local multiplayer. This two-player mode lets each player control a character using a Joy-Con and race to see who can get the highest score.
These two Pac-Man titles will be available on Nintendo Switch on February 22, 2018. For more thoughts on Pac-Man Championship Edition 2, check out our review. In it, Jason D'Aprile awarded the game an 8/10.
"Pac-Man: Championship Edition 2 creates an exciting dynamic where ghosts are still dangerous, but the overall game is more forgiving than the original--and it’s more entertaining as a result," he said. "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. It’s the same game enhanced in the right directions to be make an old concept fun, innovative, and challenging all over again."