Hudson claims Bomberman: Revelations was best performing Bomberman title to date
TOKYO, JAPAN – Speaking to investors regarding Q4 and YTD earnings, Hudson Soft CEO Hidetoshi Endo proudly proclaimed its risky new title, Bomberman: Revelations, was the company’s most successful Bomberman game in over a decade.
“While many analysts proclaimed Bomberman dead after our last edgy venture with the character, we have proven the world that fans love Bomberman no matter what the setting, from mystic forests to the political intrigue of the Ottoman Empire,” Endo said, lightly referencing the series’ failed reboot from years prior. “We knew a Bomberman game is first and foremost about bombs, which is why we made them the center of Bomberman: Revelations.”
Endo presented gameplay figures and polls that showed gamers spent an unprecedented 15 hours on the Bomberman: Revelations (as it is referenced within Hudson Soft) single player storyline. While some players taking the poll expressed confusion about the appearance of the titular protagonist, Endo stated that “the lore clearly states that Bomberman’s real name was always Ezio Auditore. It’s right there on page 12 of the Bomberman 64 manual.”
In Bomberman: Revelations, players take the role of “Ezio,” a cute cartoon character obsessed with revenge and animated trees. Following a trail of rainbows to what is now Turkey, he must find, craft, and throw hundreds upon hundreds of bombs to solve the mystery of the hidden keys.
“While the change in presentation may have misled some players into believing this Bomberman game would be a stealth title, nothing could be farther from the truth. We put loud, powerful explosives all over the game world to ensure players could enjoy non-stop bombing fun, just like in the past. We even allowed enemies to drop additional bomb crafting materials, ensuring “Ezio” would never have to rely on camouflage, subtlety, or melee combat to achieve his goal. It’s all up to the player to make and choose the bombs that suit him or her best!”
While the presentation continued to applause and optimistic Q1 forecasts for Hudson, things behind closed doors were less cheery. At this time, GameFawn has received tips that Hudson may be pursuing legal action against French developing giant Ubisoft, who Hudson claims has infringed on its copyrights with its latest release. Ubisoft has denied these allegations, though it has yet to sufficiently prove how the gameplay of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations substantially differs from the latest release in the Bomberman series.