Super Bomberman R Online will launch for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam as a free-to-play title on May 27, Konami announced. The Xbox One version will follow at a later date.
Konami will also introduce new in-game seasons for all platforms, including the existing Stadia version. Each season will last three months and bring new items, cosmetics, and a new Bomber hero. Season One is headlined by the addition of Old Snake Bomber from the Metal Gear Solid series, which can be obtained using in-game “Bomber Coins.” Seasonal content may only be acquired during each season.
A “Battle Pass” system was also announced, consisting of Silver Passes and Gold Passes. Here are the details, via Konami:
- Silver Pass – The Silver Pass will be free for all players; the more they play Battle 64 mode, the more they can level up their rank and earn cosmetic rewards including taunts, accessories and poses. There will be 100 ranks within the Silver Pass, providing plenty of free content during each season.
- Gold Pass– The optional Gold Pass offers greater rewards over 100 ranks, including many more cosmetics and other items that do not directly affect gameplay. 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. The ranks and content for both the Silver and Gold Bomber Passes are seasonal, so players will need to climb up the ranks again once a new season starts to earn more rewards.
Finally, Konami announced that in celebration of Super Bomberman R reaching two million units sold, it will distribute a commemorative “Double Platinum Cake” outfit for all players in Super Bomberman R Online.
Here is an overview of the game, via Konami:
Previously launched on Stadia, Super Bomberman R Online takes inspiration from the popularity of Super Bomberman R, bringing back the 8 Bomber Brothers and others as a 64-player, online battle royale.
As Bomberman returns with the gameplay that has made the franchise a party game classic – blast through battlefields, find hidden power-ups and use them to blow away foes—the action in Super Bomberman R Online erupts to new heights with the “Battle 64” mode. 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.
Super Bomberman R Online brings more than 100 customizable feature combinations, including numerous costumes, accessories and for the first time, bomb skins—affecting both the bomb and the blast itself. Players can further discern themselves from the rest with the optional Premium Pack (RRP €9.99 / £9.99 / $9.99), giving access to 14 additional bomber characters that pay homage to classic Konami IPs such as Gradius, Silent Hill, Castlevania, and more!
While anyone in the world can jump into a “Battle 64” room, the Premium Pack allows players to create their own private Room Match with rulesets that include “Battle 64” mode, “Standard” mode with up to 16 players or “Grand Prix.” Grand Prix divides players into two teams of up to 3v3 to compete in earning points, with the highest total points after the two battle rounds wins.
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Update 05/26/21 at 9:05 p.m.: Super Bomberman R Online is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The Switch version will launch on May 27 as previously announced.