Considering Konami’s reputation these days, it’s quite surprising that Super Bomberman R for the Nintendo Switch continues to see major updates this many months after launch. The latest update was first announced back in September, where it was confirmed that a Grand Prix mode would be added plus three more Konami costumes.

Now the update has landed and it’s even meatier than expected. A World 7 has been added to the story mode while “Crystal” and “Blast Bomber” are new match types, but the most eye-catching are the 9 new characters. Here’s the full list:

  • Jehuty (Zone of the Enders)
  • Anubis (Zone of the Enders)
  • Reiko (Rumble Roses)
  • Goemon (Mystical Ninja)
  • Princess Tomato (in the Salad Kingdom)
  • Dracula (Castlevania)
  • Bubble Head (Silent Hill)
  • Option (Gradius)
  • Shiori Fujisaki (Tokimeki Memorial)


Strangely the game still doesn’t have a representative character from Konami’s biggest franchise, Metal Gear. Given the regular trickle of these updates, however, it may just be a matter of time.

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Written by Tom Brown

Always excited to see something a little bit different, Tom is ready to report on games of all shapes and sizes, whether they be wonderful or weird (or, better yet, both.) Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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