Fans of the the Bomberman franchise, rejoice. No, it’s not a new Bomberman game (RIP Bomberman), it’s Bombing Bastards, an upcoming indie title that features gameplay in the style of the famed explosion-filled series. It’s pretty much the closest thing to an actual Bomberman game that we’ll be getting for a very long time or perhaps maybe forever. Fortunately, instead of a lackluster clone, Bombing Bastards still looks very good in its own right.
As such, the gameplay is nearly identical as players rush through mazes picking up power-ups and setting up traps and bombs for other poor unsuspecting bastards to run into, securing your victory. The final game is set to include 30 levels with “hellish” boss battles all set to the stylings of revamped classical music. Also, with the GamePad technology, the Wii U version of the game will support up to five players in battles on-screen at once.
You can check out the trailer above for yourself and see if Bombing Bastards will finally satisfy that itch you’ve had for some explosive action already. You’re overdue. Treat yo self. You can get in on the action once the game arrives on the Nintendo Wii U sometime soon. The game will also be released on PlayStation 4 at a later date.