The 40th-anniversary celebrations for Bomberman can kick off very soon. Konami has revealed that Super Bomberman R 2 is blasting onto Switch on 13th September in North America, and 14th September in Europe and Japan. Physical versions of the game will available in North America a day earlier. (Thanks, Gematsu!)
Revealed last June, Super Bomberman R 2 is a sequel to 2017's Super Bomberman R and is packed full of explosive features — both old and new — so it promises to be a content blowout. The brand new Castle Mode sees you either attacking or defending a castle, trying to steal or protect all of the keys. You can even design your own castle stages and share them online.
The story mode also incorporates some base-building mechanics, which will see Bomberman travel to a new planet and fight some pretty tough foes. Plus, given all of Konami's character cameos over the years in Super Bomberman R (and Online), we're pretty excited to see if more will make the cut in this sequel.
Here's some more information about the game from its Steam page:
The latest title of the party battle games series SUPER BOMBERMAN R!
With new adventures and game modes, it has the largest content volume in the series history!
The game features not only offline battles that can be played with family and friends, but also online battles that connect players from all over the world, as well as a single-player mode.
In addition to the well-known "Standard", "Grand Prix" and "Battle 64" a new battle mode called "Castle" in which players are divided into Attack side and Castle side to battle for the treasure!
A "Stage Editor" function has also been added, allowing players to create their own stages for "Castle" and share them online with players around the globe.
Let's have fun together in "SUPER BOMBERMAN R 2"!
• Battle Mode
Enjoy 4 battle modes, including the new "Castle"!
“Castle”: Asymmetrical battle between the Castle side, which protects the treasure chest, and the Attack side, which aims to win the treasure chest!
“Standard”: The classic battle mode loved by fans!
“Grand Prix”: Battle of two teams! Work with your allies to defeat the opposing team!
“Battle 64”: Battle for survival with up to 64 players! Aim for Bomber One!
• Grade Match
Battles between users with similar abilities!
Fight online with players from all over the world!
• Room Match
Set freely battle modes and rules!
Get your friends together online and have a good time!
• Offline Battle
With one console you can enjoy Bomberman!
Connect additional controllers and play with family and friends!
*Controllers for the number of persons are required.
• Stage Editor
Customized stages with blocks and gimmicks can be shared online!
Create, play, share, and explore various stages with the Stage Editor!
• Story Mode
Enjoy the Story Mode that has been enhanced!
Visit new planets with Bomberman's new friends “Ellons” and face the threat of the universe!
Super Bomberman R 2's fuse is lit, and it'll explode onto Switch on 13th and 14th of September on the eShop. Will you be grabbing the bomb in this new entry? Let us know in the comments.
I'm super excited for this game, ever since I became a huge Bomberman fan. It just looks like its gonna just make everything from the first and make it so much better so I'm very happy to see its coming out soon
Now I call this a Nintendo news. I will watch the video later.
Last one limited online friends matches to 4 friends so as long as they fix that...
I've had the first game in my library for the longest time, but didn't have the chance to play it yet. From what i've seen so far, this looks like something i could get into. Even though the next few months are pretty packed with new releases, i will definitely make some time to play "Bomberman R" and if i enjoy it, i might consider the sequel.
Hangups about this version of Bomberman aside, I'm absolutely thrilled that this franchise is still alive and well in 2023! I can't believe they buried the lede about cross-platform online play. That's a huge deal, considering the matchmaking issues from the original R.
(Also, any version that remembers Louies exist is already off to a good start in my book)
Would have been really excited for this but considering how dead the online for the first has been pretty much since launch will hold off for a deep sale.
Yes but Super Bomberman R2 D2 is better.
I’ll stick with the first game. For me bomberman gameplay doesn’t change enough to buy a sequel. I do miss the bomberman adventure games though.
Looking forward to this, although I'd love to also see also another kind of Bomberman 64 if you catch my drift!
Bomberman is the original battle royale game. This looks ace.
I think that Bomberman Blast (wiiware) had the most modes of all titles. Big variety.
If Konami still include the Easter egg characters from their rated M franchises on the second game, I will not buy it.
I sold the first game 2 years ago due to that case.
If only they would just do a Bomberman Classic Collection including the SNES/Megadrive entries with online play.
@Anti-Matter That’s a really weird reason to get rid of a game, but it probably will since they appear to reusing a lot of assets and game code - including the battle royale from a few years ago.
Very cool! Might get this one …
I’m still waiting for Bomberman 64 on NSO!!
@ChromaticDracula Same, although not only Bomberman 64 (the only one I had as a kid, loved it even though I've never actually finished it if you know what I mean), but also Hero (got to play it thanks to the Wii's Virtual Console, couldn't defeat the final boss but still had a lot of fun) and especially Second Attack (couldn't get it since it never came out in Europe and it didn't work properly on emulator)!
@ChromaticDracula Yess Bomberman N64 was great to. I remember that game still.
Super Bomberman R was poo 💩 and looks like they've sprinkled it with glitter.
Not going to lie, when I read "64" battles my brain went right to "ahh a battle mode based on Bomberman 64" and not "64 players" so I'm a little sad now.
should have been a 3d game, sigh
I'm glad they're bringing this as another entry just like Tears of the Kingdom and not an expansion pack to the original game.
@Chaotic_Neutral Yes but unlike the first this one is crossplay! So shouldn't be hard at all to find a match.
@BASEDSAKRI It does feel like the single player mode at least has gone backwards when compared to the likes of Bomberman 64 and Generations
Looks cool, but knowing Konami it's probably got some weird NFT nonsense.
I mainly just came on here to slag it off and demand super bomberman 2, but this looks pretty good
@dazzleshell the problem is that it would show how much better the old games were, compared to the recent ones. I don't expect it any time soon.
As long as there's a physical version, I'm on board for more Bomberman, which is never a bad thing. Just before the past eShops closed I got Bomberman 64 and Panic Bomber, sadly I mssed on Bomberman '93 and '94.
Can't believe it's been 40 years since Bomberman, and the Famicom for that matter, came out.
WOOOO!!! 🥳🥳🥳 I've been waiting for this to get a release date forever now, especially since the new Story Mode looks exciting!
I really desperately wanted to love Super Bomberman R, but it turns out I'm just terrible at Bomberman games. I'd give this one a shot if they released it physically though.
What, no Dragon eggs?!!! What a missed opportunity to correct this huge mistake of the original. I've enjoyed playing Bomberman on Sega Saturn, Playstation & DS, but not the Switch version. I gave up after I lost count the number of times I lost a life due to the isometric view. Thinking I was safe but must've had a toe sticking out from behind a block, how frustrating!!
If yall like Saturn Bomberman and the SNES games, there is a fangame called Power Bomberman that has tons of effort put into it with EVERY (no joke) single Bomberman character including guest ones like Wario playable and tons of game modes. It's a fangame so its PC only if that matters.
As for this game I'm playing it day one. Crossplay is huge.
Nice! More Bomberman makes me happy.
I bought R a long time ago and played a little - it had personality but never really grabbed me. R2 looks like it improves in all the right ways, with a deeper story mode and some creative new ways to play co-op. Yet another game to add to my 2023 must-gets!
Decided to watch the trailer despite barely messing with any recent Bomberman games...
Level editor, its own take on a battle royale thing (I'll try them but I ended up not liking the ones for Tetris or Pac-Man, but what's interesting is that it's part of the main game and not a free to play type deal)
Anyways yeah, I'll keep an eye on it with all these new modes and stuff.
Yea I’ve been wanting a bomberman 64 multiplayer mode brought to a new game so bad. The 3D was cool.
I'll likely check it out mainly for the single player component. I used to enjoy playing the SNES Super Bomberman 2 in multiplayer, but I've always preferred the story modes, especially of those earlier games.
Also I might be the only one but (including the XBLA Bomberman games and first Super Bomberman R games) I always can't help but prefer and miss the sprites and artwork of the original Super Bomberman series. I find the persective to be more workable and the those games I felt just tended to be a lot easier to see whats going on.
With each passing title, part of me really wants to see more of a throwback title
Just give me Saturn Bomberman on my Switch!!! I'll probably wait for a sale for this one since the first one was moderately entertaining but didn't hold my attention for terribly long.
@Ardisan Didn't know there was such a cool Bomberman fangame, thanks for telling us!
Lovd Super Bomberman R on the Switch. A launch title or near launch title, wasn't it?
I look forward to this.
I’m so glad they’re bringing back Battle 64 - I played a fair bit of bomberman online and honestly quite enjoyed it
I have bomberman on switch the last 4 years, not many people playing it, so I'd say their won't be many playing this one, or maybe it will be busy at the start,😵💫
Well It's looking better than the first one that's for sure!
The original was a lazy sterile and vanilla attempt of a sequel that made me just want to blast back to Super Bomberman on SNES or Saturn Bomberman.
I'll most likely score this on PS5 this time around, seeing as how the original Switch version ran at a soft & fuzzy 720p @60fps when docked after the latest patch/update.
I'm still more a fan of the Tg16, SNES and Sega Saturn versions. Wish they would go back to retro and make them online. Of course more fun with big groups from the couch.
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