Super Bomberman R Online will explode on PlayStation 4 from 27th May, publisher Konami has announced. The free-to-play 64 player Battle Royale will be downloadable from the PS Store, and will start life with some seasonal Metal Gear Solid content. “Season 1 is headlined by the addition of Metal Gear Solid veteran, Old Snake Bomber, obtainable with in-game ‘Bomber Coins’,” the press release explains.
This is a modern free-to-play title with all the trimmings, so expect a Battle Pass to be available day one as well, divided across two tiers. The Silver Pass is free, of course, but you can pod out for the premium Gold Pass for additional rewards: “The Gold Pass will be available for 800 Bomber Coins, currency that can be purchased in packs via the in-game shop or on the platform store. Bomber Coins are also offered as Gold Pass rewards.”
For those of you curious about the game itself, it’s a contemporary twist on the arcade classic: “Delivering an original Battle Royale experience, up to 64 players are spread across 16 starting battlefields. As levels are cleared and players are whittled down, the number of battlefields continue to shrink until the ultimate final battle to be the last bomber standing.” Sounds simple enough, but we suspect it’ll be a lot of fun.
There’ll be a Premium Pack available at launch which will include a number of skins inspired by other Konami properties like Silent Hill, Castlevania, and Gradius. That’ll cost you £9.99/$9.99, but is completely optional, obviously. The Premium Pack will also include some additional gameplay modes, including traditional Bomberman for up to 16 players and a team-based Grand Prix mode. Plenty to dig into here, then.
Man do I miss Metal Gear 😥.
This is a pretty fun game. I've put in a bunch of time on it for the Stadia (yes, I have a Stadia, and no, it isn't very good). Probably would be better with a larger install base.
So this is like a standalone, online, battle royale Super Bomberman R?
64 player Bomberman, mmmm...
Can't wait to see prism head bomber
This looks interesting, sure I'll try it since I like unique battle royale games like mario 35th and tetris 99.
gonna try it but would like to know if it has cross progression at least. not gonna dump money into it otherwise.
If there is a way to play it with real people offline then I might get it. The last one was ok on the PS4 but it hardly had any options to pick so it was a bit disappointing(but gameplay with real friends and family was FUN tho)
Hmmm, so it seems if you survive longer than the initial opponents you merge with other victors after? How does the attack system work? I should imagine walls are rebuilt, then. I can see myself dying very quickly, it gets so chaotic with range upgrades and fast shoes. So, it would probably be 80% loading/menu screens and 20% play time haha
I liked Mario 35th as it mixed levels and allowed you to use cheat warp pipes still I managed to win a few times and if you're half decent you will survive at least a few levels, even if you get attacked a lot. Was never big on Tetris, though.
Wonder what classic will be next to go Battle Royale?
Hope it's better than Super Bomberman R which just lacked any kind of fun - it was significantly worse than Bomberman Ultra on the PS3 and the controls were mapped as per Nintendo, so you had to remember to press Circle to lay a bomb! Lazy port....
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