Pac-Man 99 Closing Down

Pac-Man 99 Being Delisted in October

Pac-Man 99 will be delisted soon, as confirmed by Bandai Namco and Nintendo. The free multiplayer title will be removed as a bonus for Nintendo Switch Online members later in 2023. October 8, 2023 is the last day to get it and play online.

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Pac-Man 99 players still have a few months left to play the online modes before the game is delisted. Bandai Namco will remove paid custom themes on August 8, 2023. This will be followed by the Pac-Man 99 Deluxe Pack and Mode Unlock DLCs being pulled on September 8, 2023. Finally, the online modes will be shut down and the game will be removed from the eShop on October 8, 2023.

Despite the delisting, Bandai Namco confirmed that previously purchased Pac-Man 99 DLC will allow the game to remain playable. This means that anyone who already has the Deluxe Pack and Mode Unlock DLCs will be able to access the offline modes indefinitely. Previously purchased custom themes will also remain accessible. These DLC packs can also be re-downloaded after the game goes offline.

Pac-Man 99 released in 2021, following the similar battle royale titles Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros 35. Like those games, players compete to play a variation of Pac-Man, with the goal of surviving longest out of 99 players.

Pac-Man 99 is out now as part of the Nintendo Switch Online service. It will be delisted on October 8, 2023.

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Leigh is a staff writer and content creator from the UK. He has been playing games since falling in love with Tomb Raider on the PS1, and now plays a bit of everything, from AAA blockbusters to indie weirdness. He has also written for Game Rant and Geeky Brummie. He can also be found making YouTube video essays as Bob the Pet Ferret, discussing such topics as why Final Fantasy X-2’s story is better than people like to think.