Retro gamers around the globe rejoice! Hot off the press via ININ Games is the announcement that all-time classic arcade romp Bubble Bobble will see an exclusive sequel release on Nintendo Switch in early 2020. Bubble Bobble 4 Friends will take everything we loved about the 80’s TAITO’s monster hit and expand on it in every way imaginable. We are giddy with excitement and can’t wait to play, we’ve talked about our love for the series previously in our Greatest Moments in Gaming. Take a look at the announcement trailer here:
Thanks to our friends over at PR Hound (@pr_hound), who will be working closely on the project, here’s the full press release:
Stuttgart, Germany – August 14, 2019 – After more than 10 years, Nintendo Switch players can look forward to a sequel of the cult 80’s game series Bubble Bobble by TAITO. The new Bubble Bobble 4 Friends was developed by the original studio TAITO Corporation and will include a brand new local 4-player mode. The sequel will be released both digitally and physically exclusively for Nintendo Switch in Europe on November 19, 2019, with the release in the USA to follow in the first quarter of 2020.
As in the previous highly popular series, the thrilling and epic bubble fight starts again!
One night, a child’s room became enfolded by a miraculous light and every object under its rays suddenly came to life – including the child’s most favourite toy, the little dragon called Bub. Full of jealousy, the wicked magician Bonner challenges the friendly dragon to battle.
In the 80’s and 90’s, the players jumped through the levels either solo, or in the two player mode. In the new part of the popular Bubble Bobble series, a 4-player cooperative mode is integrated, providing even more fun with friends.
“Bubble Bobble is an extremely popular title in Europe, so we decided to implement a pre-sale in Europe in conjunction with ININ Games and Strictly Limited Games. It is also the first internally developed title since Taito has re-entered the consumer market, and the development team is thrilled to be working on this famous IP. I deeply hope that many people will enjoy it” says Hiroshi Uemura, Executive Officer, Division Manager of Development, TAITO CORPORATION.
Collectors can look forward to the Collector’s Edition of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, distributed exclusively by Strictly Limited Games. The ININ publishing label markets the retail versions and digital releases on the Nintendo eShop.
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