HUDSON ANNOUNCES THIRD BOMB-UP
ADD-ON PACK FOR BOMBERMAN LIVE
Hudson Ups the Arsenal for Bomberman LIVE with Bomb-Up Pack 3
REDWOOD SHORES, CA– December 19, 2007– Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm for Hudson Soft, today announced that they are releasing Bomb-Up Pack 3, the third add-on pack for their“IGN Editor’s Choice Award”-winning Bomberman LIVE game for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. This new add-on pack will add more than a dozen new features, including ten new characters, two additional levels, two new leaderboards, and a brand new game mode. Bomb-Up Pack 3 is expected to launch on December 26 and will cost 250 Microsoft Points.
With these latest additions, players will be able to further enjoy the non-stop, explosive action of Bomberman LIVE in new arenas, including“Cavity Land,” a delicious candy land, and the fully-automated assembly lines of“Robot Factory.”
“We’ve enjoyed great success with Bomberman LIVE and all of its additional downloadable content,” said John Greiner, President and CEO of Hudson Entertainment.“We strive to give gamers what they want, including tournaments, and providing content via Xbox LIVE® is a great way to do so.”
This Bomberman LIVE add-on pack will add the following features:
• Ten New Characters– With new characters like“Shinobi Bomb” the ninja and“Bomb2-D2” the robot, players can customize their in-game Bomberman in even more new ways.
• Two Additional Levels– New arenas include“Cavity Land,” a sugary sweet candy land, and the industrial“Robot Factory.” Both levels allow users to select any gimmick to use.
• One New Game Mode– In“Friendly Fire,” there’s no place to hide as you race to get the most frags. Players start with the“power bomb” power-up and hard blocks are replaced by holes, leaving nothing to stop explosions, except Bombermen!
• Two New Leaderboards– Gaze down upon the Bomberman masses from atop two new ranking systems on the Xbox LIVE® network. The new leaderboards will track performance on both a weekly and an all-time basis for the new“Friendly Fire” game mode.
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. The overall design appeals to gamers of all ages, and to both men and women. The game is simple enough: from a top-down perspective, you compete against other players in a grid-like arena. Your only weapon is a bomb, which you can drop to clear out obstacles or to knock out your opponents. Players can pick up upgrades, which become available when they clear obstacles, to increase their chances of winning. The game is fun, yet frantic, and brings out the most competitive spirit in all of us!
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 introduced best-selling videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, and Super Adventure Island. Hudson Entertainment focuses on four key businesses: Console games, digital download content, mobile games, and music. Hudson's mobile division has been 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.
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