Nintendo Switch’s Pac-Man 99 goes offline in October

Nintendo will be discontinuing Pac-Man 99 online from the Nintendo Switch in October, after which online services for that game will go offline. Users who purchased Mode Unlock or Deluxe Pack DLC before September 8th will be able to continue playing offline modes after the EOL date.

Pac-Man 99 servers will go offline on October 8th. Nintendo reports in a blog post. From now on, the various online game modes will not be playable. Nintendo will stop selling in-game themes on August 8, and DLC sales for Mode Unlock and Deluxe Pack will also stop selling on September 8.

Players who purchased one of the two DLC packs prior to that time will be able to continue playing Pac-Man 99 modes offline after the game goes offline. These modes allow players to play the game against computer-controlled opponents. Thus, the Score Attack and Blind Time Attack modes will still be playable offline.

Pac-Man 99 is an online battle royale version of the classic game. Players compete against 98 other players in the game, all playing a round of Pac-Man at the same time. Along the way, players can get in each other’s way by sending each other obstacles. The player who survives the longest wins. The game has been available to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers since April 2021. Nintendo previously offered Battle Royale versions of Tetris and Super Mario Bros. Ultimate.

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