New Update Introduces Grand Prix Mode and New Content for Super Bomberman R

EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. – November 14, 2017 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today a new update for SUPER BOMBERMAN R that includes a free 3-vs-3 game mode, as well as a stock of new characters.

Designed specifically for future eSports initiatives, the new Grand Prix mode is a team versus mode that pits two teams of up to 3 players each to battle it out in different arena stages using new characters with special abilities. The Grand Prix mode includes several matches:

"Crystal" Match – two teams compete to earn points by collecting crystals. Watch out for bombs! If you’re blown away you lose half of your crystals. The team with the most points at the end of the round wins.
“Basic Bomber” Match -- two teams compete against each other using standard Bomberman rules. Each team begins with a set number of lives. To win, take out your opponents to earn the most points before the time runs out.

The new update also introduces 9 new characters, a new world – World 7 – to the story mode, as well as a variety of other new stages and accessories.

SUPER BOMBERMAN R launched globally in March 2017 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch™, marking a fitting return for the beloved multiplayer series. All key Bomberman elements return for the new title as players guide their Bomberman around maze-like areas using timed bombs to open walkways and take out opponents within timed sessions. In SUPER BOMBERMAN R, up to eight players can compete locally or online in the competitive ‘Battle’ mode, or up to two players can work cooperatively in ‘Story’ mode to clear stages in order to save the galaxy.


YESSSS!! SO STOKED!! More new stages, characters, and Grand Prix is great!! AND FREAKING GOEMON BOMBER AAAAAAAAAAAAA

And a new world for story mode? That's awesome. This is long-term support done SO well. Kudos Konami (feels weird saying that).

TFW Bomberman is now the successful series and all the other Konami franchises want to get cameos in it.

I'll be using only Goemon Bomber from now on. ♪GANBARE! SO GANBARE!♪

Princess Tomato?! Talk about a random, yet awesome cameo.

Omg Goemon! Princess Tomato!!! Those.. Galaxy things.... Ahhh!!!!!! I was hoping and expecting a Metal Gear character but... Goemon is way higher on my list!

And they nerfed Pryamid Head, long cool down on his ability.

Can we re-review this game now ?
I'm genuinely interested. What is it worth now after these updates ?

I think it was worth it at launch. Now? With so much more content through free updates? Definitely!

Also, it'll be on sale for $25 during Best Buy's Black Friday sale (if you're in the US).

Cool! Shiori from Tokimeki Memorial and Reiko from Rumble Roses!

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Great to see Goemon back on a console again after mobile / pachinko hell. Well, his likeness anyway.

I'm curious if this update will bump up the online activity. Maybe it's the servers but last I tried playing online it seemed pretty dead regarding finding anyone to play against. Looking forward to trying out this new update. It's great they continue to support this game.

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