Bubble Bobble is set to make a triumphant return later this year in Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, a brand new sequel that will launch exclusively on Switch.

It's time for Bub and Bob to start up their bubble fights once again, but this time there are more options than ever. As well as the solo and two-player modes that were offered in the original game, this new Switch release will include a four-player co-op mode. Hiroshi Uemura, executive officer and division manager of development at Taito, has said the following:

"Bubble Bobble is an extremely popular title in Europe, so we decided to implement a pre-sale in Europe in conjunction with ININ Games and Strictly Limited Games. It is also the first internally developed title since Taito has re-entered the consumer market, and the development team is thrilled to be working on this famous IP. I deeply hope that many people will enjoy it."

The game will be launching in Europe on 19th November this year, both digitally and physically, with the US release set to follow in the first quarter of 2020. Strictly Limited Games will also be releasing a Collector's Edition.

Are you excited to see Bubble Bobble return? We have some super-fond memories of the Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move) spin-offs.