Today Namco and My Arcade announced that the companies are teaming up to release a new retro mini arcade unit called the “Namco Museum Mini Player“. The specialized mini arcade unit will feature a collection of classic Namco arcade games, including Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug and more. The Namco Museum Mini Player features 20 Namco arcade games. Many of these games have been seen on other Namco Museum compilations released in the past. The mini arcade unit will feature artwork and retro looking arcade marquees in a similar fashion to 1970’s/80’s arcade styles. Along with the Namco Museum Mini Player, My Arcade is also releasing a new handheld device called PAC-MAN Pocket Player, which is a 16-bit handheld with 3 classic PAC-MAN games on it. A full press release and photo previews we’re released today. If your at E3 2018 you can get a sneak peak at My Arcade’s Namco Museum offerings at booth number #5422. Read the official press release description below.
Namco Museum Mini Player Retro Arcade Game List
- PAC-MAN 2 The New Adventures
- DIG DUG
- DIG DUG II
- SKY KID
- ROLLING THUNDER
- ROLLING THUNDER 2
- ROLLING THUNDER 3
- SPLATTERHOUSE 2
- DRAGON SPIRIT
- THE TOWER OF DRUAGA
- BATTLE CITY
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – NAMCO MUSEUM MINI PLAYER & PAC-MAN POCKET PLAYER
My Arcade® To Launch Classic BANDAI NAMCO Titles On Two Unique New Portable Devices
Namco Museum Mini Player and PAC-MAN™ Pocket Player will be Featured at E3
LOS ANGELES, CA – June 12, 2018 – MY ARCADE, US Based Retro Gaming specialist, and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., have joined forces and are set to announce two new gaming devices filled with Classic NAMCO games at this year’s E3. The new machines further expand the line of products borne out of the partnership, which already includes a set of Micro Player Arcades featuring classic titles such as PAC-MAN™, GALAGA™, and DIG DUG™.
The NAMCO Museum Mini Player will be packed with 20 classic titles and features a large vertical-oriented screen for authentic arcade gameplay. It also features dual front facing speakers for optimal sound, a detachable joystick, and back-lit marquee and coin trap. All of the titles included on the device are the original arcade versions of the games, unless there was no original arcade version available. The Namco Museum Mini Player™ is slated to release Holiday 2018.
The PAC-MAN Pocket Player is a brand new 16-bit handheld console designed by My Arcade that is compact, portable, ergonomically designed, and boasts a full color screen. The Pocket Player™ will include three classic PAC-MAN titles, including original arcade favorite PAC-MAN, along with PAC-PANIC™ and PAC-MANIA™. The Pocket Player will be available starting July 2018 at retailers such as Walmart and Amazon.
“BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment is synonymous with classic gaming, and has developed a huge library of classic games, loved by all” said Crystal Dugan, My Arcade’s Marketing Manager “We are so honored to work with them and so excited to share these titles with a new generation of gamers, in our own unique way.”
Assets, including concepts and logos, can be found here: https://bhipr.co/2HD4A13
Note all designs are subject to change due to production approval.
The NAMCO Museum Mini Player and the PAC-MAN Pocket Player will be on the E3 show floor at My Arcade’s booth #5422, alongside a pantheon of other retro wares.
About My Arcade®
My Arcade® is a retro focused gaming accessories manufacturer that offers an exciting array of portable handhelds, Mini Arcades, Plug N’ Play gaming devices, and unique accessories that are designed to be reminiscent of all-time classic handhelds and traditional arcade cabinets. My Arcade has been developing and selling Plug N’ Play and portable gaming devices for well over a decade and brings vast experience in this genre with millions of units sold. My Arcade®’s founders are dedicated to providing the latest in design, performance and quality to meet the needs of its valued customers. For more information on My Arcade® or to pre-order items, please visit MyArcadeGaming.com.
About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com, www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.
SOURCE: PRESS RELEASE Via MY ARCADE