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Bandai Namco's Arcade Series will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 20

Pac-Man, Galaga, and more emerge from the golden age of quarter-gobbling cabinets.


No new console is complete without arcade-perfection versions of classic arcade games available digitally and for cheap. On April 20, Bandai Namco will roll out Arcade Series, a collection of four great games from yester-decade.

Specifically, you'll be able to purchase Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, and Dig Dug separately, each featuring a few bells and whistles to make sure their visuals achieve some degree of parity with modern TVs. "This new collection comes with different scanline and sound settings and other options to experience the masterpieces that charmed the planet," according to a press release distributed by Bandai Namco.

One of those masterpieces, Galaga, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. In celebration, the Arcade Series version of the game will let you switch between new and old versions, though what those changes entail, Bandai Namco did not say. Dig Dug will also let you swap between old and new renditions.

Feeling old? Perish the thought! Just grab your favorites of these four arcade hits and relieve the glory days of simple yet addictive gameplay when they hit PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and Steam on April 20.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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