Goodbye to Pac-Man 99. The game will be discontinued in October
The announcement was made by Bandai Namco, the game's distributor, who explained that the services will go offline on October 8th.
After October 8th, players who purchased the Pac-Man 99 Deluxe Pack DLC or Mode Unlock will still be able to enjoy offline gameplay in modes such as CPU Battle, Blind Time Attack, and Score Attack.
The news of Pac-Man 99's discontinuation comes two years after the battle royale game was launched on the Switch as an incentive to subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online.
On August 8th, sales of paid custom themes will be discontinued. On September 8th, sales of the Pac-Man 99 Deluxe Pack and Pac-Man 99 Mode Unlock editions will be discontinued. And finally, on October 8th, online services for the main game will be shut down, and the main game, along with custom themes, will be distributed for free.
As the October deadline approaches, Pac-Man 99 fans can make the most of the remaining time to fully experience the online features, compete against other players, and collect custom themes before they become unavailable.
Pac-Man 99 provided countless hours of entertainment and fierce competition, capturing the hearts of casual and hardcore players alike. Its innovative approach to reimagining a beloved classic was well-received, and players will fondly remember the thrilling moments. Pac-Man 99 was developed by Arika, the same studio behind another classic turned battle royale, Tetris 99.
Bandai Namco did not provide a reason for discontinuing the game.