Konami reveals Gradius, Castlevania and Silent Hill content for Super Bomberman R

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.

Super Bomberman R - Version 1.3 now live, full patch details

・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 - Version 1.3 coming Friday, LINE mobile app gets stickers

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.

Konami shares Super Bomberman R concept art

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.

Super Bomberman R - Free DLC teaser shown

Check out the DLC teaser at the 51:09 mark...

No details on what the DLC exactly offers, nor do we get a release date. All you get is that teaser, but it's better than nothing!

Super Bomberman R - web commercial

Man...I think this commercial is all that's needed to get people excited about the game. Air this sucker on TV in the states!

EDGE - review scores

1-2 Switch - 6
Snipperclips - 8
Super Bomberman R - 4

Australia - Super Bomberman R eShop price raised to $89.95 AUS

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!

Super Bomberman R - full 1.2 patch info

You can now select the Room Type when you create a room to host an Online Free Battle.
By choosing "Room Number", only players who know the room number can join.

Adjustments have been made to improve the controls.
- Adjustments have been made to reduce the input latency.
- Controls are now more precise to reduce the unintentional direction changes.
- Character speed has been adjusted so players can make quicker and more agile moves
- The characters are now behaving more naturally when in front of a pillar or a block.
- Making a turn while running along a block or a pillar is now easier.
- A kicked bomb can be stopped more precisely.

Control parameters have been improved in order to reduce the lag when playing online.
- Fixed a bug that made the game ignore some button inputs when packet loss occurs.
- The lag felt when planting a bomb has been reduced
- Sudden direction changes are easier to make.

Fixed minor bugs