Bubble Bobble 4 Friends Bursts Onto Switch, Seeing Retail Release

Bub and Bob are BACK!

Stuttgart, Germany – August 14, 2019 – After more than 10 years, Nintendo Switch players can look forward to a sequel of the cult 80's game series Bubble Bobble by TAITO. The new Bubble Bobble 4 Friends was developed by the original studio TAITO Corporation and will include a brand new local 4-player mode. The sequel will be released both digitally and physically exclusively for Nintendo Switch in Europe on November 19, 2019, with the release in the USA to follow in the first quarter of 2020.

As in the previous highly popular series, the thrilling and epic bubble fight starts again!

One night, a child’s room became enfolded by a miraculous light and every object under its rays suddenly came to life - including the child's most favourite toy, the little dragon called Bub. Full of jealousy, the wicked magician Baron von Blubba challenges the friendly dragon to battle.

In the '80s and '90s, the players jumped through the levels either solo or in the two-player mode. In the new part of the popular Bubble Bobble series, a 4-player cooperative mode is integrated, providing even more fun with friends.

"Bubble Bobble is an extremely popular title in Europe, so we decided to implement a pre-sale in Europe in conjunction with ININ Games and Strictly Limited Games. It is also the first internally developed title since Taito has re-entered the consumer market, and the development team is thrilled to be working on this famous IP. I deeply hope that many people will enjoy it" says Hiroshi Uemura, Executive Officer, Division Manager of Development, TAITO CORPORATION.

Collectors can look forward to the Collector's Edition of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, distributed exclusively by Strictly Limited Games. The ININ publishing label markets the retail versions and digital releases on the Nintendo eShop.

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Why are companies still staggering releases like this between North America and Europe? What is this, the 90s?

This is kinda awesome. Bubble Bobble is always a series I wanted to like more so hopefully they make some improvements here. Though I can't help but wish it was a sequel to the superior game, Snow Brothers...

SO STOKED! Welcome back, Taito Smile

The oddity is that the European version already has English language (probably as standard) so I have no idea why it'll take so much more time to get the game out in America....

I know I'll be getting this. Perhaps even physical. But to celebrate, I might see if I can find the NES game o eBay for an OK price.


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