Bandai Namco presented yesterday Namcot Collection during the Nintendo Direct Mini japanese. It is a compilation of classic Namco that will be expanded gradually.
Yesterday, Nintendo released a surprise a Nintendo Direct Mini in presented the new -games, events and updates – will Nintendo Switch over this year, in addition to others that were available in the eShop during the broadcast. As is often the case with the Nintendo Direct, the video that was issued in Japan had some differences with respect to the one we saw in the rest of the world, that is why the announcement of the Namcot Collection went unnoticed to westerners.
Bandai Namco announced yesterday during the Nintendo Direct Mini japanese a new collection of their classics for the Nintendo Switch. This new collection is called Namcot Collection, doing honor to the trade name Namco used for their interactive products between 1984 and 1995. So no, it is not a typographical error. The Namcot Collection will be published exclusively in Japan and, for the moment, there has been no news about a possible release in the rest of the world.
A collection of classics expandable and exclusive to Japan
Namcot Collection will be available as of June 18, in two editions: a physical that will include 11 games in a first selection that will be expanded later, and other digital free, that will open the option to buy those games separately from the eShop of Nintendo Switch. The first games included in Namcot Collection are:
- Wagyan Land
- The Tower of Druaga
- Battle City
- Star Luster
- Family Jockey
- Yokai Dochuki
- Dragon Spirit
- Mendel Palace (Quinty)
- Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti
As in other collections similar, these classic video game from Namco will be enhanced with modern features as the ability to pause the game or save the game at any point, in addition to backtrack if you make a mistake or choose the ratio of the screen in which you want to play.
March 27, 2020