E3: 'Bomberman' Set for PSP and Xbox 360
Konami takes the wraps off two new iterations of the Bomberman series
LOS ANGELES - Konami Digital Entertainment unleashes veteran gaming hero on PSP and Xbox 360.
Konami Digital Entertainment has used the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles to take the wraps off two new iterations of the Bomberman series. Bomberman will be released for PSP (PlayStation Portable), with Bomberman Act: Zero being released for Xbox 360.
Bomberman marks the debut of the bomb-toting hero on the PSP system with classic game play and a wealth of new handheld gaming twists. An ominous black shadow is creeping toward Bomberman's planet, and sudden attacks by a mysterious robot army have brain-washed the inhabitants of surrounding planets, creating mass chaos. Now Bomberman must embark on an intergalactic adventure to stop this evil menace and save his planet.
Bomberman brings a classic selection of characters and environments to life in full 3D with a variety of different play modes. Normal mode offers single-player Bomberman adventures, complete with a new story and 100 levels and a new item stock system that allows for the collection and strategic use of items.
Classic mode is based on the original Bomberman game play and features over 50 different levels of explosive fun. Multiplayer battle mode allows up to four players to fight for survival in a variety of customizable game types across 20 different stages via wireless ad hoc play. Similarly, game sharing lets up to four players battle together in timeless multiplayer party modes with just one UMD.
Bomberman Act: Zero for the Xbox 360 redefines the series for the next generation with high resolution graphics and all-new game play elements. Deep within an experimental underground facility in a bleak alternate future, humans are imprisoned as test subjects and trained to become deadly soldiers. Equipped with armored battle suits, players must fight for survival and eliminate each other to determine who will become the final human weapon. As Bomberman, your objective is simple: destroy your opponents before they destroy you.
Players are challenged to survive through 99 stages as they try to escape this failing experiment and reach the surface. As they progress through the corridors of the facility, it will be a scramble for hidden items such as the program extension chip needed to strengthen their amour or other powerful ability enhancements. Up to eight players can battle for survival online in classic multiplayer action through Xbox Live and earn points to become the ultimate weapon on the world rankings. Online players can also customize their character from a wide variety of visual options, including gender, color and amour type.