Contra and Bomberman board game adaptations in the works

Konami branches out

Ready for some more Contra and Bomberman action? Both brands are returning, but in a unique way. Konami Cross Media NY has signed licensing agreements with Blacklist Games and IDW Games to create board game adaptations of both franchises, and they're due out in North America sometime in 2020.

Blacklist Games and the Kess Co. are developing a cooperative board game based on Contra, which will include tactical, card-driven gameplay and detailed miniatures.

“We’re extremely excited with this opportunity to work with an iconic property like ‘Contra,’ and having Blacklist Games create an immersive board game that captures the essence of ‘Contra’’s action-packed experience.” - Alex Kessler, founder and chief executive, Kess Co.

IDW Games will be working on Bomberman-branded board games, card games, puzzles and collectible pins.

“Super Bomberman R’s epic battling and colorful characters translate well into the multi-player board game we’ve envisioned. We hope fans will embrace the opportunity to discover that when the game debuts.” - Jerry Bennington, vice president, new product development, IDW games

Smash Bros. Ultimate - Day 7 countdown images

The newest gaming icon to count down the days to Smash Bros. Ultimate's launch is Bomberman! We'll see if anyone else joins Bomberman today to count things down. If there are other images for Day 7, we'll be sure to add them to this post.

Kirby has jumped in on the action for the 7th day countdown. Of course here's excited! He's the only one that survives the World of Light catastrophe! Thanks to Sdsichero for the heads up!

Yet another countdown image for the 7th day, and this one makes a ton of sense. It's from the official Japanese Twitter account for Cloud Strife!

Super Bomberman R receives permanent Switch eShop price drop in Japan

Konami have permanently reduced the price of Super Bomberman R on the Switch eShop in Japan. The game was originally priced at ¥5,378, but is now available for ¥2,980 ($26).

Fangamer selling official Bomberman merch

Fangamer is killing it with their latest merch, and the trend continues with their new Bomberman lineup. The lineup includes shirts, a pin, and a plush! Grab your own set of Bomberman goodies right here.

Super Bomberman R 'Smile Price Collection' due out Nov. 29th, 2018

Konami is going to put out a budget re-release version of Super Bomberman R in Japan before the month closes out. The Super Bomberman R 'Smile Prices Collection' version will cost 2,760 Yen, and launches on Nov. 29th, 2018.

Super Bomberman R - Alucard footage

I don't know what convinced Konami that Alucard needed to be in Super Bomberman R, but you're not going to hear any complaints from me. They just seem to be throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. I can only imagine the characters they're going to add in the future.

Super Bomberman R - Version 2.2 now available (5 new characters and more)

The Version 2.2 update for Super Bomberman R is now available, and it brings a bunch of tweaks and content with it. Check out the full patch notes below.

A new battle rule "Civilians" has been added to the Grand Prix mode.

Three Castlevania stages have been added where the new "Civilians" rule can be enjoyed.

New characters are available in the shop.
-Alucard Bomber
-Mimi Bomber
-Nyami Bomber
-Upa Bomber
-Caesar Bomber

New accessories have been added.
-pop'n music


The special abilities of the following characters have been adjusted.
-Bill Bomber: Firing speed of special ability is downgraded from 0.11 secs to 0.18 secs per tile.
-Max: Added the special ability 'Plasma Bomb'. All abilities in 'Grand Prix' are also adjusted.
-The Five Dastardly Bombers: Special ability bombs, has the effect of accelerating/decelerating explosion countdowns depending on skulls, illnesses, etc.

Added 'Random' stage selection

Item locations in all Grand Prix stages have been adjusted

Various other small bugs have been fixed.

Konami and Sumthing Else Music Works announce Super Bomberman R vinyl soundtrack, preorders open

New York (September 18, 2018) - Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to releasing video game soundtracks, and Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., leading video game developer and publisher, today announced the vinyl soundtrack release for KONAMI's action-maze game SUPER BOMBERMAN R available for pre-order at https://shop.sumthing.com. BOMBERMAN's bright, catchy themes can finally be enjoyed on vinyl, presented in a beautifully crafted, full-color gatefold.

Composer Seima Iwahashi of Elements Garden brings us the latest soundtrack in the beloved BOMBERMAN franchise. The album also includes the 'HERO' theme song featuring lyrics by RUCCA. The SUPER BOMBERMAN R original soundtrack will be available from Sumthing's new direct-to-consumer merchandise store on November 23rd.

The BOMBERMAN series has been delighting fans with its stunning multiplayer action since 1983. In SUPER BOMBERMAN R, up to two players can work cooperatively in 'Story' mode to clear stages in order to save the galaxy. Players guide a wide variety of BOMBERMAN characters around maze-like areas using timed bombs to open walkways and take out opponents. Multiply the fun and play with up to eight players in 'Battle' mode, or jump into the competitive Grand Prix mode. Grand Prix is a team-versus-team mode that pits two teams of up to three players as they battle it out within different arena stages using characters with special abilities.

SUPER BOMBERMAN R is available now on Nintendo Switch™ , PlayStation®4 , Xbox One and on PC via Steam.

Track Listing:

1. Ending Theme Song [HERO]
2. Title Screen
3. Main Menu
4. World Map
5. Get Ready
6. Planet Technopolis
7. Planet Timbertree
8. Planet Brainwave
9. Planet Lalaland
10. Planet Scrapheap
11. Clear
12. Failed
13. World Clear Result

1. Five Dastardly Bombers
2. The Boss Robots
3. Elegant Dream
4. Great Gattaida
5. Ultimate Buggler
6. Go
7. Battle - Excite
8. Battle - Happy
9. Battle - Comical
10. Victory
11. Result
12. Draw
13. UP
14. Down
15. Ending Theme Song [HERO] (English version)

For more information on SUPER BOMBERMAN R, visit the official website at https://www.konami.com/games/bomberman/r/us/en/.

Konami releasing a new line of Bomberman merch

Konami continues cashing in on the recent resurgence of Bomber Man, and now they're doing it with a new line of merch. The company has a Bomberman necktie, Tote Bag, and a set of pins. As of right now, all these items can be preordered via this Japanese site.


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