Breaking - Konami has announced it will pull the plug on the battle royale game Super Bomberman R Online. This free-to-play title was originally released on the Nintendo Switch on 27th May 2021 and will be shut down on 1st December 2022.

Konami made this announcement via official game website, but didn't really provide a reason as to why it's being terminated so soon. It's all due to "various circumstances", so that's that... Here is the message in full:

Jun.01.2022【Important】Service Termination AnnouncementThank you for playing SUPER BOMBERMAN R ONLINE.

This service has continued to operate with the support of many users since its launch in May 2021, but due to various circumstances, we have decided to terminate the service on all platforms on December 1, 2022 at 01:00:00 (UTC).

The sale of Bomber Coins and Premium Packs will end at 01:00:00 UTC on June 1, 2022. We ask that all unused Bomber Coins be used before the end of the service. We hope that you will enjoy the game until the end of the service.

The "Bomberman" series is moving forward with new projects. We hope to be able to inform you of this project soon. Thank you for your continued support of the "Bomberman" series.

As noted, all paid transactions will end later today. As for the Bomberman series - Konami will move forward with new projects, with plans to share more detail about one in particular in the near future.

Although this online game will be terminated, there'll still be the original Super Bomberman R to fall back on. It was originally released on the Nintendo Switch in 2017 and also features online multiplayer support.

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