Konami has revealed that Super Bomberman R is going to get some Gradius, Castlevania and Silent Hill-themed characters in a future update. No word on when this content will be available, but we'll be sure to keep you posted.
・Four new VS stages have been added to the shop (White Cross, Lagoon, Max Speed, Power Zone).
・Two new series of accessories have been added to the shop (Crowns, Bombs).
・The frame rate of the entire game has been improved. We also made slight adjustments and improved the controls as well.
・Less lags are likelier to happen when every participant in the Online Battle have good network connection.
(If you want to find opponents with good connection, set Other > Basic Settings > Network Settings to the very left.)
・Made it possible to press L/R to change the inclination of he map in the Story Mode. Other > Basing Settings will also allow you to fix the camera position as well.
・You can now choose the strength of the COM on the Multiplayer Battle Mode.
・The strength of the Five Dastardly Bombers on the Story Mode have been adjusted.
・The difficulties of Beginner and Normal have been reduced, making it easier to beat them.
・Adjusted the heights and slopes on some maps to improve the visibility.
・If you continue a certain number of times in the Story Mode, you will be able to continue without paying anymore gems.
・Changed the BP (Battle Point) increase/decrease rate for the League Battle.
・Fixed other various small bugs.
Super Bomberman R is going to get an update this Friday. The update brings the game to version 1.3, and will include a new stage, as well as changes to difficulty and the overall experience. This will be a free download.
In other Super Bomberman R news, the LINE mobile app has been updated with a set of 40 Super Bomberman R stickers. Unfortunately, these seem to only be available in the Japanese version for right now.
Coming from a WWG interview with Netflix's Castlevania producer, Adi Shankar...
“I’d love to do a hard-R Mega Man. Contra would be amazing if Stallone and Schwarzenegger voiced Bill and Lance. The anime would need to play on the sci-fi elements found in the international versions of the game. Metal Gear is an obvious one and Snake is a global cultural icon. I hope Metal Gear never transitions into a live action project. The suits would lobotomize the character for the sake of mindless consumerism.”
Again, I really don't know that I'd be down with a rated R Mega Man. I would certainly give it a shot, but it's not exactly what I pine for when I think of adaptations.
Nice to see Bomberman getting some attention, thanks to the Switch. I really hope this leads to a bigger revival for the brand. I'd love to have Bomberman games coming out more often.
From launch of the Switch until now, Super Bomberman R was priced at $65 AUS on the eShop. In stores, the game was running $89.95 AUS. It seems like Konami had listed the original eShop price in error, and now they've changed the eShop price to $89.95 AUS. To those who got in on the eShop price when it was lower, congrats!