Super Bomberman R 2 has potential to right the wrongs of its predecessor

Super Bomberman R 2

Set to launch in 2023

It’s hard to believe that Super Bomberman R, a flawed revival of the series, came out five whole years ago, but here we are. It was a Switch launch game even, and over a year later it made the jump to PC, PS4, and Xbox One.  After all these years Super Bomberman R 2 is now a thing, and it’s going to launch on basically everything and ring in its own set of improvements.

So this time, Konami is eliminating any of the mystique of a timed exclusive platform. Although it technically debuted during the Nintendo Direct Mini presentation this week, Super Bomberman R 2 is actually arriving on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X devices in 2023.

The big additions for the Super Bomberman R sequel Konami is revealing so far include:

  • A “castle” battle mode where one person can challenge 15 other players with traps and support characters
  • A creation mode, which Konami says is “essentially a level editor,” that also has a share feature for online play

In terms of what’s coming back, the story mode is returning (with exploration sequences, base building, defense missions, and boss battles), as well as the 64-person battle royale mode, grand prix, and standard battle.

For me, the castle mode sounds the most intruiging. It’s the kind of thing you’d make up as a kid playing Bomberman for the first time, but never actually get to play. You can watch it in action below, or at this timestamp in the new trailer (starting roughly 0:45 seconds in).

Chris Carter
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