San Mateo, Calif– June 11, 2009 - Bomberman is making his first ever appearance on PLAYSTATION 3 in Bomberman ULTRA, now available for download on the PlayStation®Network. Published by Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of HUDSON SOFT, Bomberman ULTRA maintains the classic gameplay elements Bomberman fans have come to love. Now with 7-person local and 8-person online multiplayer, Bomberman ULTRA will encourage every player who picks up the controller to blow stuff up!
“This newest online iteration of the Bomberman series expands on all the elements that have made the franchise our most popular,” said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Product Development at Hudson Entertainment.“Bomberman ULTRA will excite longtime fans of the series and demonstrates our commitment to keep the brand going strong across all platforms.”
Fans of the popular series will be able to compete with the best Bomberman players worldwide, as Bomberman ULTRA delivers frantic 8-player multiplayer battles online in 14 exotic arenas, as well as 7-player local multiplayer. Bomberman ULTRA delivers frantic, explosive action, motivating players to remain competitive and fight to prove that they are the best Bomberman player in the world. Utilizing the extensive leaderboards, players can track their ranking to see just how good they really are, and what they need in order to bomb their way to the top of the chart!
Players can customize their own Bomberman characters with more than 50 character costumes, resulting in more than 150,000 possible combinations! Players can also customize which power-ups appear and which gimmicks appear on each level, allowing them to tailor each session to their skill levels or own personal tastes. With all the customization options, every player can really make this Bomberman gameplay experience their own!
Originally launched in the US in 1987, the game captured gamers’ hearts with its simple yet challenging gameplay. With over 60 iterations on nearly all major consoles since then, and over 10 million units sold, winning accolades as the best multiplayer game of all time, this classic game has stood the test of time. Along the way, it also pioneered the“party game” genre, encouraging groups of 4 or more friends to duke it out in one room, and was the first series to contribute to Hudson’s reputation as the number one party game company.
About Hudson Entertainment, Inc.
Hudson Entertainment is the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson Entertainment focuses on four key businesses: console games, digital download content, mobile games, and music. Hudson introduced best-selling videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, Military Madness, and Deca Sports. Hudson's mobile division is a leading supplier of games and personalized content. Through numerous partnerships with record labels, Hudson has become a leading provider of hip-hop ring tones and mobile content. For more information on Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudsonent.com.
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