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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

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.