Nintendo Proclaims Pac-Man 99 Shutdown in 2021

Nintendo has confirmed that it is going to be shutting down Pac-Man 99, a free-to-play battle royale sport for the Nintendo Swap.

The sport, which was launched as a substitute for Tremendous Mario Bros. 35 in 2021, allowed as much as 99 Swap On-line Members to compete in opposition to one another for the final Pac-Man standing.

Beginning in August, sure options of the sport can be shut down, with the whole elimination of the sport from the eShop to comply with in October, in line with Nintendo.

On August 8, buying customized themes for the sport will not be an choice, whereas DLC purchases for Pac-Man 99 will not be accessible beginning September 8. Your complete sport and associated on-line companies will finish on October 8.

Nonetheless, Nintendo has confirmed that the paid DLC sport modes CPU Battle, Blind Time Assault, and Rating Assault can nonetheless be performed offline after the sport is delisted. Moreover, paid customized themes can nonetheless be seen offline, and any bought content material will be re-downloaded following the shutdown.

Nintendo introduced on Twitter that as of October 8, 2023, Pac-Man 99 will not be accessible as a part of the Nintendo Swap On-line membership.

No purpose for Pac-Man 99’s delisting has been given by Nintendo. The corporate merely introduced on its web site that “Pac-Man 99 can be accessible as a part of a Nintendo Swap On-line membership till October eighth, 2023. After this date, the net service will finish.”

Tremendous Mario Bros. 35 was de-listed the yr after its launch, with Pac-Man 99 taking its place. Tetris 99, a fellow battle royale title, was launched in 2019 alongside the Nintendo Swap and continues to be accessible to gamers.

Lastly, it was reported final yr that Bandai Namco Leisure and Wayfarer Studios had been engaged on a live-action Pac-Man movie, however no casting or directing particulars have been revealed.