This year marks the 40th anniversary of Bomberman. The character has commonly been portrayed as the playful protagonist in some of the first games dating back to the late 1980s. Don’t let his cute iconic antenna and expressive eyes fool you; despite his seemingly harmless appearance, he’s never backed down from a bomb fight.
Bomberman and the numerous characters that have been introduced throughout the franchise since then have made a nuclear impact on the videogaming world, earning the admiration of millions of players across the globe.
We are proud to announce that this fall we will be adding to Bomberman’s rich legacy with the release of Super Bomberman R 2. The latest entry in the franchise features an all-new story complemented by the most game modes in the Bomberman R series, along with some of the most iconic game modes comes an all-new battle mode: Castle.
Defend The Castle
The flagship mode of Super Bomberman R 2, Castle, introduces unique attack and defend gameplay to the series. This new mode offers a fresh way to play in online battles as players are in control of how they set up defenses on the stage.
Castle mode splits teams into one attack side, consisting of 15 players, and one castle side, who is tasked with defending the treasure chests placed around the stage. Securing treasure chests guarded by a sole defender seems like a tall order, however, the castle-defending player can fight in stages of their own creation and place traps, obstacles and other gimmicks to hinder the attackers.
They also have offensive capabilities, such as the “Weapon,” a powerful armament that blasts away approaching enemies, and can be combined with familiar bombs to settle the score the classic way.
Meet The Adorable Ellons
Super Bomberman R 2 also introduces fans to the Ellons – adorable intergalactic beings that come in different shapes and sizes to help defend the treasure in Castle mode. Some Ellons blast fire at the attacking side while others freeze them in place. One Ellon type with stony hardness becomes a formidable obstacle for the attacking side to bypass. No matter the method to stop the attack, the Ellons are a great new companion you’ll quickly fall in love with.
Take To The Stage (Editor)
Stage Editor, the latest feature deploying with Super Bomberman R 2, will surely please the creative minds out there. Players can create battle stages from a variety of terrains for Castle mode. Any stage created in the Stage Editor can be shared online for other players to try out. The freedom to create new stages, and explore the ones created by other players, will be limitless!
We can’t wait to see what players themselves will add to the legacy of Bomberman through this powerful new tool.
Super Bomberman R 2 is available to pre-order now on the Microsoft Store for Xbox ahead of its digital release on September 13. Be one of the first to build and share stages for the world to enjoy! For more details, please visit the Konami website.
SUPER BOMBERMAN R 2
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
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 Bombermans new friends “Ellons” and face the threat of the universe!
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