Nintendo has announced a brand new Switch Online freebie, the Pac-Man 99. Pac-Man battle royale follows in the footsteps of Tetris 99 and Mario 35. And is now available on both USA as well as in European countries.
The Pac-Man 99, which was just unveiled yesterday by Nintendo and Bandai Namco, is available on Switch Online. As its name suggests, Pac-Man 99 is a sequel to the Battle Online games that the company started with Tetris 99 in 2019 and continued with Mario 35 which unfortunately is no longer available. However if you did not have time to enjoy Mario 35, the good news is that there is not much time left for the release of the new Pac-Man.
The Pac-Man 99 was released on Thursday, April 8 in the United Kingdom and Europe, and gamers in the United States will receive the Nintendo Switch for free from Wednesday, April 7.
Nintendo of America's Twitter account stated that the Pac-Man 99 would be broadcast live on the Switch eShop at 6 p.m. Pacific time on April 7.
@NintendoUK Twitter posted: "Become the PAC leader in PAC-MAN 99, a new online fighting game on #NintendoSwitch that is available as a special offer for #NintendoSwitchOnline members from 08/04!"
In one Publication Regarding the new releases, Nintendo had stated: "Content is usually available at 14:00 GMT (15:00 CET) on the day of release."
The new Pac Man game allows 99 people to play the iconic video game at the same time, trying to eat Pac-Dots, escape the Ghosts or devour them when they can, in order to see which player can survive longer.
The last player to survive the 99 will be crowned Pac-One.
According to the Nintendo eShop list for Pac-Man 99: “Enter the world and aim to be the last PAC-MAN to continue to devour the PAC-MAN 99 for the Nintendo Switch, a new online Battle Royale game available for free as a special offer to Nintendo Switch Online members.
"Enter the world of PAC-MAN… with a difference! Wander the maze, eat Pac-Dots and avoid Ghosts while competing online against 98 other players as you try to stay alive. The longer you stay, the faster things get done - will you survive and become the PAC-ONE? ”
Pac-Man 99 is an exclusive game for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. The paid DLC can also be purchased to enjoy offline content, as well as other themes based on classic Namco games such as Dig Dug.