Bandai Namco urges its fans to return to the "golden age of the arcade" as it releases its new Arcade Game Series collection which features four iconic arcade classics. The games will arrive to current-generation consoles and PC next week sporting HD resolution and more.
"Arcade Game Series is a collection of 4 arcade games from the 1980's featuring cute characters, simple rules and deep gameplay that will give you countless hours of enjoyment!" Bandai Namco said in a press release. "This new collection comes with different scanline and sound settings and other options to experience the masterpieces that charmed the planet!"
The brand-new collection, which includes "Pac-Man," "Dig Dug," "Ms. Pac-Man," and "Galaga" which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. In addition to HD resolution, the four classic titles will also support leaderboards, trophies and achievements.
"Ms. Pac-Man" is a stand-alone for $3.99 while the rest can be bought separately at the same price or as part of a bundle. The Arcade Game Series 3-in-1 Pack, which includes "Pac-Man," "Galaga," and "Dig Dug," will be available for $ $7.99, a savings of nearly $4.
Bandai Namco's Arcade Game Series collection will be available for download on Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft's Xbox One, and PC. Those interested can check out the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, and Steam starting Wednesday, April 20.
Game Informer opines the HD versions "don't appear to add anything of any value," though some fans might disagree. The games have been released in different variations and as part of multiple bundles over the years. It's also worth noting that "Galaga," "Pac-Man," and "Ms. Pac-Man" can already be played on the Xbox One through Microsoft's Xbox One Backward Compatibility program. "Pac-Man" was added to the service last month, "Galaga" was added in February, and "Ms. Pac-Man" joined the service in December 2015.