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