Listings for Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 and Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 have appeared on the Microsoft Store. Neither title has yet been announced officially, but the Microsoft Store says they'll both be launching on June 18th. It's likely these games correspond to the Japanese Namcot Collection, which is due to launch in Japan on Switch on June 18th, as they feature many of the same titles.
The description for Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 invites players to "take a trip down memory lane" with a collection of 11 games. 10 of these games are classic Namco titles, some of which have never been officially released in the West. In addition to those 10, you're also getting a "newly created 8-bit demastered version of Pac-Man: Championship Edition". Namco also says all of the games will be equipped with save states and a replay function. Here are all the games included in Vol. 1:
- Dig Dug
- The Tower of Druaga
- Sky Kid
- Dragon Buster
- Dragon Spirit: The New Legend
- Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti
- Pac-Man: Championship Edition (8-bit demastered version)
Much like the listing for the first Namco Museum Archives, Vol. 2 also invites players to "relive the magical times of the 8-bit era" with a collection of old-school Namco games. Vol. 2 also contains 10 classic Namco games and an added extra in the form of "an 8-bit consolized version of Gaplus". Here's everything you'll be getting if you pick up Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2:
- Battle City
- Dig Dug II
- Super Xevious
- Legacy of the Wizard
- Rolling Thunder
- Dragon Buster II
- Mendel Palace
- Gaplus (8-bit consolized version)
It's worth remembering that neither of these collections has officially been announced yet. Still, their presence on the official Microsoft Store pretty much guarantees that they exist. Although we only know of the existence of these collections for Xbox One - likely due to how they were leaked - we're expecting them to hit other platforms too. After these leaks and the recent revelation regarding Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, Microsoft may want to be a little more careful with what information they upload to the Store ahead of upcoming releases in future.
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