Namco Brings Its Museum To PS3, Home

Posted by Jeff (3425 posts) -
Namco Bandai has announced domestic release plans for Namco Museum Essentials, a compilation of several old Namco arcade classics. The package is set to hit the PlayStation Network as a download in July, and it will include Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug, Dragon Spirit, and Xevious. There will also be a newly designed Xevious update called Xevious: Resurrection.

Like the beta version released in Japan, Namco Museum Essentials will also have its hooks in PlayStation Home. By completing goals in the games, you'll be able to unlock clothing for your Home avatars. I got a totally gangsterous Pooka hat from the Japanese beta that easily made randomly dancing and standing around in Home five times as amazing as it is without said hat.

Along with some images of the various games (news flash: Dig Dug continues to look like Dig Dug), Namco also sent over some footage of the new Xevious remake in action. Look!

  

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#1 Posted by Jeff (3425 posts) -
Namco Bandai has announced domestic release plans for Namco Museum Essentials, a compilation of several old Namco arcade classics. The package is set to hit the PlayStation Network as a download in July, and it will include Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug, Dragon Spirit, and Xevious. There will also be a newly designed Xevious update called Xevious: Resurrection.

Like the beta version released in Japan, Namco Museum Essentials will also have its hooks in PlayStation Home. By completing goals in the games, you'll be able to unlock clothing for your Home avatars. I got a totally gangsterous Pooka hat from the Japanese beta that easily made randomly dancing and standing around in Home five times as amazing as it is without said hat.

Along with some images of the various games (news flash: Dig Dug continues to look like Dig Dug), Namco also sent over some footage of the new Xevious remake in action. Look!

  

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#2 Posted by darkspirit138 (479 posts) -

Hey! This is interesting? A tie-in to PSHome? I hope its good, might help PSHome succeed its potential.

#3 Posted by Luke (1609 posts) -
@darkspirit138: Other games have already done this, including Street Fighter IV.  I got 3 new shirts from playing through it... including a Dan one!!! yay :) 
#4 Edited by coffeesash (347 posts) -

Namco Museum was one of the very first game to have Home integration when it hit in Japan aaaaaaaaaaaaages ago. I'm glad I can finally buy the full version instead of bumming around on the Japanese beta. If you do really well in the Japanese beta you get Pacman, Dig Dug and Galaga cabinets to put in Home that work when you use them... as long as you have the game... so people invited to your apartment always go right up to them then complain they don't work xD

#5 Posted by JJOR64 (18916 posts) -

Maybe I will actually have some fun in Home now.

#6 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -

With the Xevious remake being the only original content its not worth a purchase for me, since i got namco virtual arcade which has all those games....

#7 Posted by babz (309 posts) -

free stuff = + 2

#8 Posted by ROBdaMOB (174 posts) -
@coffeesash: i unlocked those from my japan account and they are in my us account
#9 Posted by Pepsicolaboy (318 posts) -

More of this.

I said more dammit!

#10 Edited by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

sweet!

@WilliamRLBaker said:
" With the Xevious remake being the only original content its not worth a purchase for me, since i got namco virtual arcade which has all those games.... "
good for you. 

#11 Posted by McQuinn (651 posts) -

God I snuck into stupid japan home to get a galaga game but it doesnt work.  I want my galaga.

#12 Posted by DukeTogo (1504 posts) -

I'd really like a remake of Rolling Thunder in the style of Rearmed.

#13 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

Does it haz Mr Driller ?

(No list on the page currently)

#14 Posted by TooWalrus (13139 posts) -

Xevious certainly looks good, I dig the music.

#15 Posted by Media_Master (3283 posts) -

looks alright

#16 Posted by theMcNasty (741 posts) -

Home?  Isn't it that program still in beta?  Or have they moved out finally...

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