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.”
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.
Tiffany "CeissaDesiste" Toms
Long time female gamer who has been playing all genres since the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 days. Freelance Graphic Artist, Web Designer, Beta Tester, and studied one year of Game Design. I play games on PC, PS4, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, 3DS, Xbox 360, PSVita, and Android. Freelance Writer, Reviewer, and News Editor/Asst. Director for Anjel Syndicate since the site launched! Part time employee of a major video game retailer.