Wednesday, May 16, 2007

B-Side News: Bomberman Blasts onto XBLA this Summer

Bomberman promises to retain the classic multiplayer experience by allowing for 8 players to battle online.

Last week Bomberman was rumored to be making his way to Xbox Live Arcade. This week, we’ve got an official confirmation from Hudson, announcing a new Bomberman title for XBLA with support for up to 8 players online.

Bomberman will allow for full character customization, letting players personalize their character’s appearance to suit their needs with over 10,000 combinations available. In addition to 8-player online play, 4-player local action will also be provided.

"This has been one of our most requested games, our fans have been clamoring for it, and we are thrilled to finally be able to deliver the game they want," said John Greiner, President of Hudson Entertainment. "As our flagship series, Bomberman has been hailed as the best multiplayer game ever created. Now that Xbox LIVE Arcade delivers a truly worldwide multiplayer gaming platform, we can at last bring to market a Bomberman game that represents our long-term vision of the brand."

Bomberman is expected to launch worldwide this Summer.

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