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Super Bomberman R

Konami seems committed to improving Super Bomberman R even after its launch, as is evident by the continuous patches and updates the game has been receiving. The next patch, which will bring the game up to version 1.3, is slated to be released this Friday. The biggest change will be the addition of a brand stage. Other than that, tweaks will be made to the game’s difficulty setting, as well as other general improvements and fixes.

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Over on its European Twitter page, Konami has been sharing various concept art of Super Bomberman R. Background images, Plasma and Karaoke Bomber, and bosses are all featured. Take a look at the full set below


Update: Bumped to the top. This has been price-matched on Amazon.

Original: Super Bomberman R is on sale online from Best Buy. You can buy the game here for $39.99 on their Deal of the Day.

Downloadable content is on the way to Super Bomberman R. Better yet, what Konami has in store will be free.

Konami gave a first tease of the Super Bomberman R DLC during a Game Theory live stream earlier tonight. It should encompass new stages and characters at the very least.

The following teaser was shown:

Konami didn’t provide a timetable for the DLC nor specifics about its contents. An official announcement should be made within the next few days.

Thanks to Antonino for the tip.

Konami has released a new Japanese commercial for Super Bomberman R, and it might be the best commercial so far – just of because how odd it is. The brief video has someone dressed up in a Bomberman costume with explosions going off in the background. It’s simple, but effective. Have a look at the commercial below.


Super Bomberman R is the latest entry in the long-running Bomberman franchise. Something we haven’t heard Konami discuss is the game’s name. Surely the “R” means something, right?

Apparently so. Super Bomberman R received a rating from PEGI, which seems to reveal the full name. Based on the classification, the “R” stands for “Rangers”.

That does actually make sense. In the game’s Story Mode, eight Bomberman Rangers are tasked with defeating Evil Emperor Buggler and five Bombers. Super Bomberman R’s title ties into that.

Thanks to Tom for the tip.


Konami brought out a significant Super Bomberman R patch this week. Once applied, you’ll see that the game has been bumped up to version 1.2.

The patch makes notable improvements to the controls. Along with fixing the inputs, Konami made it so online lag is reduced.

The full patch notes have now been published on the official website. Continue on below to read them in full.

Super Bomberman R’s first big update is live. The game has been bumped up to version 1.2.

As detailed earlier today, the patch makes improvements to the gameplay, control input, and character controls. This applies to both online and offline battles.

Konami has promised to further update Super Bomberman R in the future to improve the game’s “play experience.”

Konami has been keeping Super Bomberman R players informed about an update being prepared for the game. We’re now hearing that it should be out very soon.

On the Japanese website, it’s mentioned that the update is coming tomorrow at roughly 10 AM. We’re not sure if this applies to North America and Europe as well, but regardless, expect the patch soon.

Here’s the latest notice about what’s being addressed with the update:

Super Bomberman R didn’t set the sales charts on fire when it debuted in Japan last week, but it still managed to do fairly well. Even though it only sold around 37,000 copies, it was the best-selling third-party game on Switch.

Looking into Super Bomberman R’s sales further reveals an interesting fact. It actually had the best opening week for the series in nearly twenty years. It’s also one of the best openings for the series as a whole.

Here’s a look at previous first week sales for Bomberman games in Japan:

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