The Puzzle Bobble series had a few years where releases were coming out quite frequently, but then it seems things died down by a huge margin. We really don’t see too many Puzzle Bobble titles release nowadays, aside from the random collection or VR release. Thankfully that’s changing soon, with Puzzle Bobble Everybubble!, which is seeing release on Switch.
In an interview with Nintendo Life, Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! director Tsuyoshi Tozaki explained the series of events that led to the creation of this new entry.
The Puzzle Bobble series has continued to be released as game platforms evolved, with games such as Puzzle Bobble Journey (Bust-A-Move Journey), which is still available as an app for smartphones. There have also been arcade machines such as Bust-A-Move Frenzy. Furthermore, we released Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey for PS4, PS5, and PSVR last year, in cooperation with Survios, although the 3D experience differs greatly from the previous games.
We decided to work on Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! as a Taito-developed game following the positive reception following the release of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, where we received many requests to bring back the Puzzle Bobble series. Moreover, we also want to continue growing and nurturing the Bubble Bobble IP. We hope the new game will appeal to as broad a range of players and fans as Bubble Bobble did.