Konami makes waifu wars literal with Bombergirl

Smuggling some chest bombs

With Super Bomberman R making its way to the Switch, I had hoped it meant Konami was going to usher in a new age of Bomberman games. But who could’ve guessed that meant introducing a new series full of buxom ladies? Announced at Japan Expo 2017, Bombergirl is an arcade release with four-on-four co-operative gameplay where teams try to destroy each other’s bases. 

Konami’s description of the title is especially hilarious. Emphasis is my own: 

As Bombergirl, not Bomberman, this is an enjoyable new title with new game elements that is not only fun to play, it is also fun to watch.

Based on the block-destroying gameplay of BombermanBombergirl tasks players with destroying the opposing team’s base before the other team in four-versus-four cooperative battles. By adding new game properties such as this, it is not only fun to play, it is also fun to watch. And with the button that pops out at the end, a match of Bombergirl is a sight worth seeing.

By raising strong and cute Bombergirls, you can make use of not only bombs, but various other skills. You can proceed through the match with the upper hand by strategically using skills. Bombergirl will have exciting matches that you can’t take your eyes off until the very end.

We get it, this game has cute anime girls. It’ll be playable during the Expo in Japan this weekend, but there’s currently no word of a release date. I hope it releases in the West in some form. Cute Bomberman is my aesthetic.

Konami announces Bombergirl for arcade [Gematsu]

Nick Valdez