The game is officially coming to North America and Europe with online play for up to eight players. Check out the first gameplay footage.
As NWR recently reported, a game release date list in this week's Famitsu revealed a new DSiWare title from Hudson Soft entitled "Itsudemo Bomberman" ("Bomberman Anytime"). Today Hudson officially announced this title for North America and Europe as Bomberman Blitz.
Promising multiplayer action for up to eight players locally as well as online, Blitz also includes a training mode for gamers new to the series. It will include ten different arenas occupying both DSi screens, along with all the power-ups that fans of the series know and love.
Bomberman Blitz is set to release in October in Europe. A release date for North America has yet to be announced, with Hudson only stating that it is "coming soon".
Gameplay footage embedded below.
HUDSON ENTERTAINMENT REIGNITES BOMBERMAN ON NINTENDO DSiWARE
Bomberman Blitz Coming Soon for Nintendo's Handheld Download Service
San Mateo, Calif - Sept. 15, 2009 - Prepare for epic online multiplayer action on Nintendo's DSiWare service in the form of Bomberman Blitz. Published by Hudson Entertainment, the North and South American publishing arm of HUDSON SOFT, Bomberman Blitz will provide the classic Bomberman action that gamers have loved for more than 20 years to Nintendo's download service available on the DSi. With Wi-Fi play and 8-player multiplayer action available, bombers around the world will be blasting each other away in Bomberman Blitz.
"Bomberman Blitz will give DSi owners an authentic, action-filled and entertaining multiplayer Bomberman experience anywhere they go," said Mike Pepe, director of marketing at Hudson Entertainment. "With a training mode included that helps new players easily learn the ropes, both rookies and veterans alike are going to love blowing stuff up on the go!"
Bomberman Blitz will allow on-the-go gamers the opportunity to showcase their bombing skills locally or across the world with the ability to play up to 8 players at home or online through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Bomberman Blitz will feature the ability to do battle in 10 unique locations, all making good use of the DSi's capabilities with dual screen spanning arenas. The power-ups that Bomberman fans have come to love are also all there, including the chance to increase the number of bombs, strengthen blast range, boost running speed and much more. For those who have always wanted to get in on the Bomberman action but didn't know how, a training mode has been included that allows newcomers to learn the easy-to-play Bomberman gameplay and get in on the fun.
For more information on Bomberman Blitz and other titles, please visit Hudson Entertainment at www.hudsonent.com.