Konami has announced a new update for Super Bomberman R that adds many new features, including extra story content, 9 new characters and an additional gameplay mode geared towards eSports.
The new “Grand Prix” is a 3-vs-3 mode which has been designed specifically with future eSports in mind; it features a “Basic Bomber” mode that operates under usual Bomberman rules, as well as a “Crystal Match” which sees teams fighting to collect the most crystals while dodging bombs.
The free pack also adds a new world – World 7 – to Story Mode, as well as a selection of new stages and accessories.
The DLC pack also adds a full nine characters to the game, drawing from various Konami franchises:
If you’re struggling to place them, the full lineup here features :
- Goemon (Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon)
- Dracula (Castlevania)
- Princess Tomato (Princess Tomato and the Salad Kingdom)
- Bubble Head (Silent Hill)
- Anubis and Jehuty (Zone of the Enders)
- Reiko (Rumble Roses)
- Shiori Fuijisaki (Tokimeki Memorial)
- The Option weapon types from Gradius.
It’s not the first time that Super Bomberman R has called back to Konami’s long history; earlier this year it received a DLC pack containing costumes based on characters from Gradius, Castlevania and Silent Hill.
Konami also promises that there’s yet more free DLC to come for the Switch exclusive.
Released in March this year, Super Bomberman R is the series’ debut on the Nintendo Switch. Check out what we thought about it here.
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