Some games only need to use a handful of words to grab your attention, and Ponpu manages to do just that with 'Bomberman-inspired duck-on-duck destruction game'. You're sold already, right?
We first heard about this towards the end of last year, but it's now been confirmed that the game will be exploding onto a Switch near you this fall. It's also coming to PS4, Steam, and Xbox One, and has received a brand new trailer (which you can check out above).
That's not all, though, as today's announcement also reveals that the game will feature online multiplayer, which comes in addition to the local multiplayer mode that had already been confirmed. Developer Purple Tree Studio and publisher Zordix say that the new addition has been implemented thanks to "overwhelming fan demand".
Here's an official description:
The all-seeing Duck God has had enough and the world has run out of time. Every 2 billion years the world must be refreshed through divine destruction and he has sent you, a Ponpu, as his herald. But, a nasty bump on the head during a crash landing took your memory and now you find yourself working against the Duck God in a carnage-fueled battle against other Ponpu to save the very world you were sent to destroy.
Across an expansive single-player campaign, your Ponpu will battle its way through 10 challenging worlds, while fighting off rival Ponpu and enormous, deadly and grotesque bosses. In the newly announced online multiplayer support, up to four Ponpu anywhere in the real-world can duke it out across three frenetic modes, including Coin Chase (get those coins before the competition!), Color Fight (your attack spread paint through the level, cover the most real estate with your colour to win!), and good old-fashioned team deathmatch (kill, kill, kill!), with each win, kill and stat tracked via a handy new global ranking system.
A playable demo of the game is set to go live on Steam from 16th to 22nd June. If you'd rather wait for it to launch properly on Switch, make sure to keep an eye out for more release date news in the coming weeks.
Do you like the look of this one? Will you be adding it to your Switch wishlist? Tell us below.
Looks very fun! Might buy it if it's any good!
'Duck Destruction' almost sounds naughty.
Oh I didn't know this had a campaign when I first saw it! Very excited, love the art and animation style!
This looks really quite fun. Loving the art style and a full campaign is a great bonus.
Digging the visuals!
This reminds me I want another Bomberman. Please Konami, make one mas.
This looks awesome. Ever notice that every Bomberman inspired game is better than any actual Bomberman game made in the last 27 years?
Love the art style! Fresh!
No mention that it was 'originally scheduled for release in June but pushed back because of certain conditions'. All articles should make note of a delay from conditions like COVID-19. Everyone trying to ignore this like it never happened.
Like...its still here, even though people are starting to lift restrictions, COVID-19 is ''still'' here. It never left, at least not yet. A second wave might happen.
not into bomberman but wanna get it for that art style alone
Bomberman ‘94 was the last one I can think of. Saturn Bomberman came after but it controlled weird. I’m sure I’m more ignorant than informed but I’m really only aware of the quasi 3D polygon stuff that plays awful since then.
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