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  TAITO's Bubble Bobble 4 Friends for Nintendo Switch is released with original Bubble Bobble, a milestone in video game history
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10/09/2019
 


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Stuttgart, Germany - October 9, 2019 – Bubble Bobble 4 Friends by ININ Games, continues the cult 80's game series Bubble Bobble by TAITO, with an exciting new instalment.

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, which was also developed by brand inventor TAITO Corporation, will include Bubble Bobble the coin-op version of 1986 in arcade-perfect quality – this means besides the 100 stages in Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, there will be 100 more in the original Bubble Bobble to enjoy with original music, sound and visuals.

And there is even more good news: During the (pre-)release window, there will also be an extremely cute Bubble Bobble 4 Friends Special Edition available for retail. This includes two keychains with the main characters Bub and Bob, as well as four trading cards and a poster.

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, including the legendary original Bubble Bobble, will be released digitally and physically exclusively for Nintendo Switch in Europe and Australasia on November 19, 2019.

The release in the USA and South America will follow in the first quarter of 2020.

 

Bubble Bobble is an iconic cult game and is considered the most popular and innovative platformer of the ’80s. The twins Bub and Bob set out to free their girlfriends from the hands of the nasty baron, who also enchanted them into bubble dragons. As such, the brothers hop through the differently arranged platforms of the 100 colourful levels and shoot bubbles at numerous enemies. In the '80s and '90s, players jumped solo or in two-player co-op mode through the levels. Bubble Bobble's success has seen it ported to more than 20 different platforms in recent decades, including the C64, Sega Mega Drive and NES Classic Mini.

In Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, the latest entry in the widely popular Bubble Bobble series, a 4-player co-op mode has been integrated for even more fun with friends. Also, players can acquire special skills by collecting letter bubbles that form the word “extend” to add some strategic depth and increase replayability. So, there will be a lot to discover and tinker with for the players, during their journey through the all-new worlds of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends.

Collectors can also look forward to a strictly limited and very extensive Collector's Edition of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, distributed exclusively by Strictly Limited Games, which includes numerous exclusive contents related to Bubble Bobble.

About ININ Games:

ININ Games, the new publishing label of United Games GmbH, focuses on the classic digital and physical marketing of high-quality retro, indie and arcade titles. Along with undisputed classics, numerous other milestones of gaming culture are in the planning and will be announced in the coming months. For more information about ININ, visit http://www.inin.games/

About TAITO Corporation

TAITO Corporation (TAITO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAITO operates core businesses such as game arcade operations, coin-operated game machines, and mobile phone content services. A seminal part of gaming history, TAITO caused a worldwide sensation with its arcade legend, SPACE INVADERS, and developed such fan favourites as PUZZLE BOBBLE (BUST-A-MOVE) and ARKANOID. Today, TAITO continues to thrill game lovers of all generations by offering both classic and new family-oriented titles on the latest gaming platforms. TAITO delivers a wide range of entertainment experiences with the goal of providing consumers with fresh surprises and new discoveries. More information on TAITO can be found on the Internet at http://www.taito.com/