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Super Bomberman R getting Castlevania, Silent Hill and Gradius characters

Posted on April 21, 2017 by (@OnePunchMaz) in News, Switch

Super Bomberman R just received a fairly major free update, but Konami is already looking ahead to what’s next for the game. The company revealed that in a future update, three characters from classic Konami franchises will be added to the game: Simon Belmont from Castlevania, Pyramid Head from Silent Hill and Vic Viper from Gradius.

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  • Fernando Silva

    Silent Hill confirmed for Switch XD

  • Billy Bob Throrton

    sso whiny day one reviews are all irrelevant for this now?

    • R.Z.

      Nope, still a very mediocre game.

      • Exposer

        As he say whinny complains, since it feels like a Bomberman.

        • R.Z.

          Does it make how messy the visuals are and how drab and unbalanced the single player campaign is OK ?

          • Nowhere Man

            The visuals are fine and Bomberman has never been sold as a single player experience. A more fair criticism would be its horrible online network issues, but even then, Bomberman has also been a local multiplayer experience. It’s a damn good, 8-player one.

          • R.Z.

            And yet you need to play so much single player to unlock arenas etc.

          • Nowhere Man

            Agreed, and that’s also a fair criticism. You can, however, also play online to get points (which the network held back), although grinding single player is faster (and way more tedious). But criticizing a Bomberman single player campaign is beating a dead horse.

          • R.Z.

            It’s the first Bomberman game that I played with such a weak, badly desogned and sometimes downward broken single player campaign. It’s not beating a dead horse, the series has been good at this aspect in the past.
            And seeing how much work was put in presentation etc. with the cartoon shorts and the end theme it’s a real shame.

          • Stuart

            I know this probably wasn’t what you meant, but the update improved the difficulty balance and improved A LOT on the frame rate.

  • Djip Minderman

    You will never regain my love, konami.

    • jimmy

      Its Bomberman, not much you can do with it, might as well be Tetris, great games but meh

  • R.Z.

    That’s nice to see they don’t only make pachislots out of their forgotten franchises, they also make them into cameos for multiplayer games.
    I hope that if these franchises are ever to be revived it will be with a bit more ambition than what they did to poor old Bomberman.

  • Turtles

    “Konami made errors and ruined my favorite series so that means this game is mediocre!”

    • Yup, lol. My eyes can’t roll enough.

      Bomberman wasn’t even a Konami series initially, Hudson fans deserve this chance to enjoy the game and appreciate that it’s actually getting updates/DLC.

  • Lolo

    Awesome, totally unexpected. I hope they have a Pentarou bomber in the works

  • anthony

    Aww, no Goemon Bomber? How disappointing.

    In all seriousness, I’m glad Konami is giving this game a ton of support. You’d think they leave it how it was, but nope. They’re fixing and adding things. Good on ya, Konami.

    • Velen (Not WoW)

      There needs to be a revival of Legend of the Mystical Ninja. Period. Hell, put Sasuke in there.

      • Mark

        Sasuke would be PERFECT. And you’re right; Mystical Ninja would be perfect – though I’d rather them leave it alone rather than revive it and have it come back wrong, like they did with Bomberman Act Zero.

        • Velen (Not WoW)

          I would rather they revive it than leave it alone. Too many companies are just sitting on olds IPs and doing absolutely nothing with them. It’s a travesty.

  • Mark

    “The Belmont Bomber” sounds like some sort of twisted killer mastermind. And if I had this game, I’d totally play as that one.

  • Exy

    Dang it. So close. I really wanted Metal Gear characters to make all those fans irate. Gradius is cool though, hope it uses spread bombs.

  • Stuart

    Is actually really really good what Konami is doing with this game. For once Konami actually kept it’s promise and is adding more content raising the value of the game for those who complained about the game being too expensive (Not saying that still isn’t too expensive,but it’s refreshing for buyers to know there are still be more content coming for what they initially paid for,also maybe turning the product more atractive for new buyers), and also fixing a lot of complains for when the game launched.

    I hope they keep doing these updates,I would love to see more colaborations with other franchises of Konami,and maybe some Nintendo ones 😛

  • Logan Wayman

    Holy crap! I did NOT expect these characters! I also get the feeling we might see Solid Snake Bomber and Bill Rizer Bomber some time soon!

  • Reggie

    …Ehhh. I’m still kind of miffed at Konami for acquiring Hudson Soft even to this day, so seeing this collaboration kinda bothers me. But then again, it’s not the worst thing. I’m just glad they haven’t abandoned this game entirely. Gives me a sliver of hope that maybe Bomberman will actually stick around.

    • Velen (Not WoW)

      Now if only they would bring back Legend of the Mystical Ninja.

      • Reggie

        If they did, they would probably make an arcade version where all the characters are big busted girls.

    • Turtles

      I am glad this game sold well. Gives us extra new bomberman games chances.

  • Addy

    Hey here’s a though, Konami, how about making actual games these characters originated from that’s not a pachinko or a slot machine, or a pachislot, or a mobile game instead of banking on nostalgia?

  • Exodecai

    Please tell me I’m not the only one that wants to see Yu-Gi-Oh characters…. having Dark Magician or even Yugi in this would be fun

  • naught

    bomber girl wants the belmont D

  • ShadowDragoon

    Heh, that Belmnont Bomber is awesome, it might be time to get this game.

  • R.Z.

    Cool, further reasons to grind coins !
    Yay …