Update (Tue 10 October 2023 00:30 BST):
In case you missed our reminder last week, PAC-MAN 99’s online service has officially ended. If you try to play a match online, you will receive the following error code: “This online service has ended. Thank you for your interest.”
You can continue playing PAC-MAN 99 offline if you previously purchased the other modes.
Original article (Thursday 5 October 2023 02:05 BST):
In case you missed it, Bandai Namco’s Battle Royale PAC-MAN 99 will end its online service later this week on October 8.
“The online service for the Nintendo Switch Online subscriber-only software “PAC-MAN 99″ will end on Sunday, October 8, 2023. You will be able to continue enjoying the offline mode of paid additional content even after the service ends in line”.
Bandai Namco’s website for the game explains how online services and distribution of the main game will be discontinued. Paid custom content and modes have already been discontinued.
Although this Switch Online battle royale game is coming to an end very soon, Nintendo still seems to be interested in the concept and recently released F-Zero 99.