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Bomberman Blast Released for WiiWare

by Francesca DiMola - September 30, 2008, 2:55 pm EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

Featuring up to eight player online matches and Mii support. The first online tournament, to be held October 6, is already accepting registration.

Yesterday's new WiiWare Bomberman Blast title combines classic traits from the series alongside new features made possible through the Wii's motion control. Three brand new items, the bomb change, rocket, and shield, were developed specifically to complement the Wii's abilities. Through a shake of the remote each of these new items comes to life; the bomb change disguises players as a bomb, the rocket allows them to jump to avoid bomb blasts, and the shield protects players from damage.

The game's classic multiplayer gameplay returns, now with support for up to eight players through the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection. Players will also have the choice to either compete alone or as a team. A new rankings feature has also been added, allowing players to upload and keep track of their scores.

Hudson Entertaiment will be hosting several online tournaments and handing out prizes to the winners. Players can register for the first tournament, and an additional sweepstakes, until October 3. The first tournament itself will be played live on October 6.

Ten new levels have also been created specifically for the game. Upon completion, players gain the ability to use Miis as character in the game.

Bomberman Blast, rated E for everyone is available now for download on the Wii Shop Channel for 1000 Wii points ($10).


Players Can Now Bomb It Up Against 8 Players With Online Multiplayer Combat And Mii Support

REDWOOD CITY, CA - September 29, 2008 - Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm for HUDSON SOFT, today announced the official launch of Bomberman Blast, an all-new Bomberman available for digital download on WiiWare for the Wii. Retaining many of the classic features that fans of the award-winning series have come to love, such as online multiplayer battles and numerous arenas, Bomberman Blast also incorporates exciting new gameplay elements like Mii support and 8-person online play.

"We are thrilled to deliver Bomberman Blast to the WiiWare gamers," said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Product Development at Hudson Entertainment. "Hardcore fans and casual gamers alike will enjoy this new rendition of classic Bomberman created specifically for play on the Wii with three new Wii-specific items and Miis."

Bomberman Blast features 3 new shake-it-up items specifically created for play on the Wii. Each of these new items can be used by shaking the Wii Remote to add an entirely new aspect of play to multiplayer Bomberman battles. Players can use the Bomb Change to disguise themselves as a bomb, the Rocket to jump up high in the air to avoid bomb blasts and the Shield to block bomb blasts as long as they keep shaking the Wii Remote.

There are 10 unique level designs included in the game. Once all 10 levels have been played, gamers are able to unlock the ability to blow away the competition by using a Mii as their Bomberman. Various arenas are included, ranging from the Classic level to levels with unique and exciting twists including Hyper Feet, Bomb Bowling, and Potholes.

Players will be able to compete either solo or as part of a team against the best Bomberman players worldwide, as Bomberman Blast delivers 8-player multiplayer battles online. Players can bomb it up on one console or can compete against their friends, family, and even players from all over the world with deeply customizable Wi-Fi Battles over the Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection. Players can also submit their scores and track them using the new Rankings feature.

With the release of Bomberman Blast on WiiWare, Hudson Entertainment will offer several online tournaments, including one that coincides with the game's launch. The first tournament will be a live, online, head-to-head competition between 49 randomly-selected entrants, hosted by Hudson Entertainment. Registration for the tournament and an associated sweepstakes begins immediately and runs until 5:00 p.m. PST on October 3, 2008. The competition itself will take place starting at 2:00 p.m. PST on October 6, 2008. For more information on the upcoming tournaments and to register, players can visit www.Hudsonentertainment.com.

Bomberman Blast is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board.


Anyone get this?
I'm very curious.

vuduSeptember 30, 2008

I got it.  It's my first Bomberman ever, so I can't compare it to any of the other versions.

But I will tell you this ... apparently I suck at Bomberman.

Infernal Monkey has a very good review up at aussie-nintendo.com.

I might bite as soon as things start to settle down for me. In which case, expect a review, readers.

MarioOctober 01, 2008

Try reading the forums.

Quote from: Mario

Try reading the forums.

I do what I can but time usually permits to just looking around Talkback...

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