Yup, it’s him. Bomberman and his brothers (and possibly sisters?) are back, showing that Konami can still make new video games sometimes. Super Bomberman R 2 adds several new modes to the arcade action that the series is known for, including tower defense sections (Castle mode) and a battle royale mode first seen in the free-to-play Super Bomberman R Online.
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A trailer for the game showed up at Nintendo’s recent Direct Mini. Konami later confirmed that the game would be making its way to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC as well as the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2023.
As with most Bomberman games, R 2 focuses on a frantic maze game where players have to avoid bombs planted by other players while outrunning a collapsing arena. A single-player campaign rounds out the multiplayer suite, including new to the series boss battles and the aforementioned tower defense additions. Multiplayer can be played in the explosive free for all, in teams via a Grand Prix mode, or against 64 players in the battle royale component.
The Bomberman Brothers are back in SUPER BOMBERMAN R 2! 💣
(Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Steam)
— BOMBERMAN Official (@Bomberman_EN) June 28, 2022
Players can also play as their custom bomber. The previous game allowed for far more than a simple color swap, eventually including costumes that let characters from Konami history and elsewhere in the gaming industry join in the fun. It’s unclear if that particular feature will return for the sequel, but it’s hard to see a reason why not in a time when movies and games are obsessed with the multiverse and Fortnite still rules the roost.
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