Sequel to Wildly Popular Maze-Based Game is Out Now on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
San Mateo, Calif. – December 8, 2010 – Bomberman is back and better than ever, with teams, avatars and online multiplayer, as the famed character makes his return to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft with Bomberman Live: Battlefest. Published by Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of HUDSON SOFT, Bomberman Live: Battlefest is now available for 800 Microsoft Points.
The sequel to the critically acclaimed and highly successful downloadable title Bomberman LIVE, which has sold more than 600,000 copies, Bomberman Live: Battlefest will feature the same frantic action that the series is known for. With 8-person online multiplayer, as well as a wealth of all-new features, including teams, new modes, new arenas, new power-ups, new costumes, and even the ability to use an avatar as a playable character, players will be running for cover. Additionally, downloadable content will be completed and made available after launch, with the first set available on December 29. Bomberman super-fans will also get to dress up their avatars as Bomberman with the actual Bomberman suit itself or t-shirts in separate content coming December 15.
“Bomberman is one of the most beloved figures in gaming and it’s a blast to continue the legacy of this fun and frenetic classic with Bomberman Live: Battlefest,” said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Digital Download at Hudson Entertainment. “We’ve added a ton of features to the game that will bring a whole new level of fun to the Bomberman experience for all.”
Since winning ‘Best Overall Game’ and ‘Best Competitive Multiplayer Game’ in the Xbox LIVE Arcade Awards at GDC 2008, Bomberman LIVE reignited the fuses of Bomberman fans around the world. In Bomberman Live: Battlefest, players will be able to choose from more arenas than ever, including an Adventure Island-themed arena, a shape-shifting MultiMaze and a Pirate Ship crashing through the waves. With the all new team play feature, 2-4 players can join up per team, gather with up to 8 people online, and battle other teams and set the online world on fire!
Players will also be able to customize their own Bomberman by choosing from a plethora of new costumes, as they mix and match pieces of Napoleon Bombaparte, Chef Bombardee, Sir Bombalot and more. With five new power-ups like the cluster bomb, rocket bomb and laser bomb, and four new modes like VIP, Bankroll, Capture the Flag and Capture the Crown, Bomberman Live: Battlefest is sure to be a fiery addition to gaming libraries everywhere.
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