Bandai Namco announces two new Switch games

Bandai Namco has confirmed two new games for Switch, one of which features labyrinthine levels, unpredictable enemy behaviours and a protagonist driven by an all-consuming hunger for the souls of the slain. That’s right, it’s… Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus, a new, digital-only instalment in the reimagined retro series. The other game is an untitled adaptation of the My Hero Academia manga and TV series. Sorry, looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer for that much-speculated-about Dark Souls port.

Championship Edition 2 is the moderately regarded sequel to one of 2007’s top Xbox Live Arcade titles. “Some of its design decisions are more than a little suspect, but it still makes it to the power pellet in time,” wrote Martin Gaston of the PS4 version back in 2016. The Plus version on Switch comes with an exclusive local two-player co-op mode, featuring special co-op abilities, and launches on 22nd February 2018.

There’s less to say about the My Hero project, which is also due out at some stage in 2018. The original manga is set in a world where everybody has superpowers, here known as “Quirks” – everybody, that is, save for unlucky protagonist and student Izuku Midoriya. Don’t know about you, but I’ve got plenty of quirks, like always rolling my sleeves up at parties, and none of them are that super. The untitled game will involve “massive stage destruction” on the ground and in the air, and is also coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC.