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Bomberman Blasting Onto The Wii

Posted by Corbie Dillard

It would seem that the impending release of Bomberman Blast can't be too far away now that Hudson has sent out an official press release for their upcoming WiiWare title. Bomberman fans should be pleased that all of the unique and intense multi-player action will be returning in this newest rendition of the classic series. You can take a look at the press release below, along with some new screenshots of the game in action.

Hudson have also launched the Bomberman Blast website today for you to have a look at!

Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm for HUDSON SOFT, today announced that they are releasing Bomberman Blast, an all-new Bomberman for digital download for WiiWare on the Wii. Retaining the classic features Bomberman fans have come to love such as online multiplayer battles and numerous arenas, Bomberman Blast also incorporates new gameplay elements, including the use of Mii support and 8-person online multiplayer - thefirst time for Bomberman on Wii!

"The Bomberman franchise is one of Hudson Entertainment's most
popular," said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Product Development at
Hudson Entertainment. "We're driven by the support of the fans and
strive to provide unique new gameplay features with each new Bomberman title to please the longtime fans, as well as make the game accessible to newcomers."

Fans of the popular series will be able to compete either solo or as
part of a team against the best Bomberman players worldwide, as
Bomberman Blast delivers 8-player multiplayer battles online. By using
their Miis, gamers will have the opportunity to definitively prove who
has the best Mii by sending them into a Bomberman Blast arena, then
blowing away the competition! Now who has the best Mii?

Bomberman Blast is the perfect party game, allowing players from around
the world to join in on the fun. Up to four players on the same Wii
can hop online. Even more, an online leaderboard shows just how good
you are! Bomberman Blast is exactly what players would expect from a
Bomberman game, with more ammunition, more online battles, and now,
the support of Miis!

With the release of Bomberman Blast on WiiWare, Hudson Entertainment
will offer several online tournaments, including one that coincides
with the game's launch. For more information on the upcoming
tournaments and to register, players can visit www.hudsonentertainment.com.

We'll have more information on Bomberman Blast as it becomes available, along with a full review of the game once it hits the WiiWare service.

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User Comments (62)

battledevil789

#2

battledevil789 said:

i think we woont be getting this for at least another month because it hasnt even came out in Japan yet but cant wait for it

Kevin

#5

Kevin said:

Its been a while since I've played Bomberman. I might consider getting it if it continues to look great.

Terra

#6

Terra said:

Screw this, i'm getting Act Zero LOL

No Seriously, i want this when released

Wiiloveit

#7

Wiiloveit said:

CAN NOT WAIT. Second most wanted WW game now (under Tetris).

4 players on one Wii online!!

Rawk_Hawk

#9

Rawk_Hawk said:

I agree with Apocalypse. There is to much I want right now. Hopefully Hudson will put out Aquarium first and then the Bomberman and Alien Crush. So far they have some cool stuff for Wii Ware

lockelocke

#10

lockelocke said:

I hope people will download, I think this has serious potential, as long as it can stay populated, but the standard multi-player will suffice.

Wiiloveit

#11

Wiiloveit said:

@Bass X0: The game won't be out in Europe this week because Hudson released My Aquarium earlier this month. Since they already look to have Alien Crush sorted (since it is about to be released in Japan), we can probably expect that in September and BMBlast in October. Ah well...

How much does everyone think this should cost? I'm saying 1000.

Phantom5800

#12

Phantom5800 said:

Hopefully it comes out before my birthday :D that way we can play Bomberman again this year ... only now online.

Kenji510

#14

Kenji510 said:

I love this game i used to play it on the DS version with my friends online like everyday and its a really fun addicting game too... hope it comes out soon and definitely gonna get this. :D

zeeroid

#15

zeeroid said:

i'm sure this will be 1000+, though i wish it could be 800.
if it's more than 1000 though then that's going to be really pushing it.

Luigi

#17

Luigi said:

I love having lots of points left over. Bomberman will be amazing!

Ziondood

#18

Ziondood said:

OMG IM SO EXCITED FOR WIIWARE =DDDD

Eternitys Child
My Aquarium
Alien Crush Returns
And Now BOMBERMAN BLAST =DDD
AHHHHHHH!!!!!!
I CANT WAIT =DDD

Atlantis1982

#19

Atlantis1982 said:

(Grabs the already filled bucket of saliva from the Alien Crush PR page and brings it to over flow it with his drool)

As one said from AC PR page, Hudson does things right (though I wouldn't agree much with Star Soldier WiiWare).

Mario64DStyle

#20

Mario64DStyle said:

Wow.. there are so many wiiware games I'm waiting for Xp
World of goo, Tetris Party, Twist n Paint, Gravitronix, This game... Mad Stone, Eternity Child (Maybe), Megaman 9, Crescendo, Alien Crush, and that "three shapes arcade" thing..

CorbsAdmin

#21

Corbs said:

They've launched the US Bomberman Blast site. Don't forget to check it out if you get a chance. The link has been added to the article above. :)

Kriqz

#22

Kriqz said:

Probably my 2nd most wanted Wii-ware game, after Alien Crush Returns.

800 points would be nice, but I'm expecting 1000 just because of on-line play.

CanisWolfred

#23

CanisWolfred said:

This is my #2 most wanted Wiiware game(#1 being World of Goo)!

@Corbie

Thanks for the site!

Just for the hell of it, I'm also looking forward to Alien Crush Returns, Animales de La Muerte, Eternity's Child, LIT, Mega Man 9, Gradius Rebirth, Plattchen, Space Invaders: Get Even, Tetris Party, Swords & Soldiers, Mad Stone, Aero Guitar, and Lostwinds 2.

Clayfrd

#24

Clayfrd said:

WiiWare is finally looking forward to a season of good games. Alien Crush, Bomberman, and MegaMan.

First appearance of Bomberman on Wii? Does Bomberman '93 not count?

Ricardo91

#25

Ricardo91 said:

@Mickey. I'm looking forward to all those games you mentioned, except take away Lostwinds 2 (still haven't played the original), Mad Stone, World of Goo and Aero Guitar, and add Bruiser and Scratch and Shantae. Looks like Wiiware's finally picking up! :)

battledevil789

#26

battledevil789 said:

i wish this would come out monday but i know it wont. this plattchen, alien crush returns, swords and soldiers, Tetris Party, Gradius rebirth and space invaders are my most anticipated wiiware titles

AlexSays

#28

AlexSays said:

With Star Soldier R, My Aquarium, Alien Crush, Bomberman Blast, and Tetris Party...

Hudson has always been my favorite WiiWare developer.

Objection

#30

Objection said:

Unforcunately online doesnt do much for me, but I think it'll be another popular title.

XCWarrior

#32

XCWarrior said:

I would get it... if they ever bother to release a storage solution. I have other must buys in front of this, but this looks very promising.

Virus

#33

Virus said:

Holy geez I'm excited. Bomberman has been one of my favorite multiplayer games and I expect this one to further solidify my opinion. All I need now is money...for some reason I think I'll need it...

Mario64DStyle

#34

Mario64DStyle said:

I just noticed it doesn't say anything about local play..
Although I think it would be very weird of them to not include it.. I still find it odd that they ONLY mention the online, but nothing about local multiplayer..
-I'm going to be upset if we MUST play online, instead of having the option of only local player..

Abodi

#35

Abodi said:

I love bomberman, bomberman 93 is my most played game on the wii, only thing maybe pushing that would be mariokart.

whenever we have friends around , bomberman comes out and fun ensues. can't wait for a newer version.

The_Indigo_Effect

#36

The_Indigo_Effect said:

"With Star Soldier R, My Aquarium, Alien Crush, Bomberman Blast, and Tetris Party...
Hudson has always been my favorite WiiWare developer."

-x.SuperMario.x

Well, I owned Alien Crush when it was a VC title; it's decent. I don't see the point in owning a pretty good game like Star Soldier R when there are much better shmups on the VC, and everyone's played Tetris in some form or another. I detest sims like My Aquarium; they quickly become boring for me, but I know some people who enjoy the genre. However, Bomberman Blast would be something to get excited over. Btw, if anyone has been so caught up with Wii-Ware that they haven't checked out Bionic Commando Rearmed for the PC, 360, and PS3, shame on you.

THATG0MEZ

#37

THATG0MEZ said:

Looks like Bomberman Live from XBLA with the whole 8-player online, tournaments, and 4 players on one console, and I already have that, so maybe I'll pass on this. Good to know that Hudson is actually trying to push the Wii's multiplayer possibilities to the limit on this one, though.

LAA

#38

LAA said:

I dont know why people want My Aquarium.
Its really boring and not even worth 500 points!
I've only played on it 2/3 times, the only thing that would make me want to play it again is the new fish, but only to look at them, thats it.
Feeding them doesnt make me go WOW, tapping the glass doesnt make me go WOW, theres just nothing special about it (apart from the neon tetras, they look real!)
The wiiware games I'm looking forward to are:
All the other strongbad episodes, Lostwinds 2, Gravitronix, Eternity's Child, Helix, Bomberman (maybe, never even played it before), Gradius: Rebirth, Plattchen and I hear everyone's really looking forward to megaman 9, but I'm not (might be because I've never played a MM game before), but it just looks like a VC game.

Raptor78

#39

Raptor78 said:

I have been looking forward to this title for soooo long.
It really sounds as though the wait has been worth it though because if the online will be anywhere as good as it sounds then im sure I will be spending a long time on this title.

Fingers crossed Europe gets it this friday X)

Dokenzz

#41

Dokenzz said:

I would've waited til holiday season for the release if it mean't that it'd be wiispeak compatible.

LAA

#43

LAA said:

@ WiiloveitOnline: OH, well I might consider getting it, but I havent even played a Megaman game before and this game must be for retro fans.
I think i'll give it a pass, unless the review is super awesome, then I'll consider it.

Naturestee

#45

Naturestee said:

I've never played Bomberman, but the idea of blowing up Miis is full of awesome!

Hopefully Nintendo fixes the fridge soon. What if I want fast, easy access to a bunch of WiiWare games I've already bought?

LAA

#46

LAA said:

@ Naturestee:
Blowing up miis you say...
Well, now that you say that...
I'm so getting it.

Hyper_Metal_Sonic

#50

Hyper_Metal_Sonic said:

This was supposed to come out as a retail release and a Wiiware release. The retail was supposed to have more features. Now the official site just says download only. . .wonder what happened? Oh well, just as long as I get wifi action I can live without 10 extra emotions and 2 levels. I just hope there's DLC like the LIVE version.

EDIT: Retail was also supposed to have a deep single player mode. . .maybe because of that they'll be treated as two completely different games and the retail will be out later and they're just not talking about it now. I'm a huge fan so I'd like the retail version, but since Wii Ware comes out first I'll end up getting both XD (considering this retail version comes out first).

CanisWolfred

#51

CanisWolfred said:

Yeah, I'm starting to think that the retail version was Japan-only, or something like that. Oh well, as far as I'm concerned Bomberman's always been about multiplayer, so I won't miss it[the retail version]. If it does come out on retail at a later date though, I'll probably end up getting it, just because it's Bomberman.

WiiBoy

#53

WiiBoy said:

I can't wait for one of my favorites. But 10 player in one small arena?... Bomberman, Lemmings, Worms... so WiiWare just needs 2 more of these games =)

Malachi

#54

Malachi said:

One of the best multi-player games ever made even better!

Playing as your Mii is a brilliant Idea.

imagice

#57

imagice said:

Bomberman was released on the wii for PAL but it's not a very common game. It's called Bomberman land and has a story mode as well as multiplayer.
Looking forward to Bomberman blast though

Wiiloveit

#58

Wiiloveit said:

Since My Aquarium was released yesterday, this (and Devils Crush) will be released over the upcoming months in the US, since Nintendo only allow one game per developer per month. Since we got My Aquarium last month, there is the possibility that Europe will get a new Hudson game this month, but i'm not counting on anything. As I said above though, Alien Crush is already out in Japan so I'd expect this one to be released first.

As for the 30th September release date (@andy836), I doubt that greatly. I can imagine the game being released around the same time as other regions, but not all on the same date. For starters, the 30th September is a Tuesday, and you can't seriously expect stubborn ol' Nintendo to go releasing new games on a different day than usual (as you should know, games come out on a Monday in the US and Friday in EU - only Japan have Tuesday releases). Plus, that would mean that the US have both My Aquarium and Bomberman in the same month (both Hudson Soft games), and despite there being a four week gap between the releases, I can't see Nintendo breaking their own rules by allowing Hudson to go and release two games in one month.

(Pauses for breath) I might be wrong, but I'm going by the facts rather than the rumours.

Rawk_Hawk

#59

Rawk_Hawk said:

I agree Wii Love it online. I think Alien Crush R will come out close to Halloween while Bomberman will show up in Nov. or Dec. I will need points for both. I also think the original Bomberman may come out soon for the VC.

Super_Sonic

#60

Super_Sonic said:

I will without a single doubt get this promising game! I have never played Bomberman in muti-player and I don't want to miss out. This is my most anticipated Wiiware game even higher then Megaman 9 and Alien Crush Returns! For any muti-player fans this is a must!

Ian_Daemon

#61

Ian_Daemon said:

Anxious... waiting... waiting... anxious...

My friends and I have a blast with Bomberman '93 (already on the V.C.) and this looks to be SOOO much better. More players? Online gameplay? Mii support? New abilities? Team play? This is looking better and better.

Super_Sonic

#62

Super_Sonic said:

Hey Ian Daemon you can play with up to 3 friends online in Bomberman Blast! You can also play with up to 8 players online. Even better a Wii owner can play against a WiiWare owner and vice versa! I predict this will be the first 10/10 WiiWare title if Megaman 9, Alien Crush, and Tetris doesn't claim it first. I won't be downloading Bomberman 93 though since nobody play with me offline. Here is my Wii friend code you if you want to be my Wii friend.
0073-1348-5095-6720. If you want to be my Wii Friend post in this place.
"The_Indigo_Effecf"
If anyone have been so caught up with Wiiware that they haven't check out Bionic Commando Rearmed for the PC, XBLA, and PS3 shame on you."
Just because I don't have a Wii and I don't care about Bionic Commando Rearmed doesn't mean I should have shame on myself idiot. If you wanted to say that do it in on a PC games, PSN chat, or a XBLA chat not in here!
So has mine X. Super Mario X.! Hudson is my favorite Wiiware devolper too!

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