Arcade Archives Galaxian and Tetris: The Grand Master coming to Switch, Hamster celebrates 300 weeks of consecutive releases

Hamster have announced that the latest Arcade Archives release on Nintendo Switch is Galaxian. It’s a fixed shooter game originally developed and released on Arcade by Namco back in 1979 in Japan. On Nintendo Switch, it will launch on November 24th and as usual, it will cost 6.99€ / £6.29 / $7.99 / 838 Yen. The Japanese version will offer an English language option.

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And that’s not all! Hamster have also announced that the next Arcade Archives release on Nintendo Switch will be Tetris: The Grand Master. It’s a puzzle game originally developed by Arika and released on Arcade by Capcom back in 1998 in Japan. On Nintendo Switch, it will launch on December 1st and as usual, it will cost 6.99€ / £6.29 / $7.99 / 838 Yen. The Japanese version will offer an English language option.

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“TETRIS® THE GRAND MASTER” is a puzzle game released by ARIKA in 1998. Test yourself against players around the globe! This version features a rank certification system that analyzes your speed, accuracy, and technique to rank players into 19 skill levels!

With Arcade Archives Galaxian, Hamster are celebrating their 300th consecutive week of Arcade Archives and ACA NeoGeo releases on Nintendo Switch. They began releasing those back on March 3rd 2017, on the same day the Nintendo Switch was launched, and they haven’t missed a single week so far!

And they’re far from done. Hamster announced that games from the 1970s and 32-bit titles are on the way (so far, the Arcade Archives series has covered games originally released between 1980 and 2004). Galaxian will be the very first title from the 1970s to be released, while Tetris: The Grand Master will be the inaugural 32-bit title.

Arcade Archives Galaxian (Switch – eShop) comes out on November 24th worldwide.
Arcade Archives Tetris: The Grand Master (Switch – eShop) comes out on December 1st worldwide.

Source: Famitsu / Famitsu / Hamster PR (30/11/2022)

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