Today sees the launch of Super Bomberman R Online's second season, bringing tweaks, new rewards, and even a new character.
The new character in question is Soma Cruz, protagonist of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. He's now available for 500 Bomber Coins from the Character menu within the in-game shop and comes with a special 'Power of Dominance' ability.
This, and all the rest of the changes that have arrived as part of Season 2, are detailed in the full patch notes below.
■Soma Cruz Bomber has joined!
Soma Cruz from the Castlevania series has joined SBRO! You can find him in the Character menu within the in-game Shop.
・Special Ability ”Power of Dominance”: Soma Cruz seals and temporarily copies the special abilities of characters who come into contact with his bats.
■Renewal of the Battle Pass! New rewards based on the Castlevania series are coming up!
The Gold Pass (Paid) and Silver Pass (Free) have been renewed! You can earn items and Bomber Coins as rewards for both as you progress through the ranks.
Gather outfits, accessories, and taunts inspired by the Castlevania series as rewards through the new Gold Pass!
*From this season, Bomber Coins can also be earned through the Silver Pass.
■Later this Season: Event Battle!
The Event Battle is a new feature that allows players to enjoy a variety of in-game special events! The content and release dates of these events will be announced at a later date so we hope you will look forward to them!
■The following changes have been made to improve players’ in-game experience.
|Blue||・Maximum firepower increased from 4 to 6|
|Red||・Maximum firepower increased from 4 to 6|
|Black||・Maximum firepower increased from 4 to 6|
|Lance Bomber||・Special Ability cooldown decreased from 8 to 6 seconds
・Special Ability range increased from 8 to 11 squares
|Richter Bomber||・Special Ability cooldown increased from 0.9 to 3 seconds
・Special Ability duration decreased from 3 to 2 seconds
・Richter can no longer equip Punch, Bomb Kick or Power Glove
|Pyramid Head Bomber||・Special Ability cooldown increased from 10 to 14 seconds|
|Old Snake Bomber||・Special Ability cooldown decreased from 10 to 7 seconds
・Speed reduction during Special Ability reduced from 50% to 30%
Super Bomberman R Online is available for free from the Switch eShop, so despite our mixed feelings when we played the game for review, it can't really hurt to give it a go if you're interested. If you already play the game, make sure to let us know if you're excited to see Soma Cruz added to the lineup with a comment below.