Bomberman and Contra Board Games Are On The Way


Apart from sharing Konami as an owner, Bomberman and Contra appear quite far apart. But with each other they’re joining a specific club: video games adapted into board games. IDW Games and Blacklist Games will be creating board games primarily based on Bomberman and Contra following signing a deal with Konami.

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The Bomberman series has various entries, but 2017’s Super Bomberman R was the very first a single named as a supply of inspiration for the Bomberman board game. Jerry Bennington, vice president of new solution improvement at IDW Games, stated that a board game for various players will apparently be primarily based on Super Bomberman R simply because its “epic battling and colorful characters translate effectively.” Bennington recommended that the board game adaptation will also meet fan approval.

The Bomberman board game is presently scheduled for release in 2019. According to License International, other Bomberman-associated goods are getting created. Provided that IDW Games’ licensing deal contains international rights to make collectible pins, puzzles, and card games primarily based on Bomberman, any of them could be in improvement suitable now.

Moreover, this could be only IDW Games’ very first Bomberman board game, and thinking of the in depth library of earlier Bomberman titles, IDW Games could pull from them for much more inspiration. Not to mention that Bomberman‘s characters would be fantastic for miniatures on a game board.

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Just appear at Bomberman’s cast. They would be terrific figures.

Bomberman is not IDW Games’ very first announced Konami adaptation. They also have Metal Gear Strong: The Board Game set to launch later this year. Created by Emerson Matsuuchi (Reef, Specter Ops, Century game series), this Konami-primarily based board game is confirmed to have miniatures. 

Blacklist Games will collaborate with Kess Co. to generate a cooperative Contra board game. Alex Kessler, founder, and chief executive at Kess Co., stated that the upcoming adaptation of Contra will be “an immersive board game.” 

With plans to consist of miniatures of Contra characters and card-driven techniques, Blacklist Games and Kess Co. intend to launch the game subsequent year in North America. 

This appears to continue a trend Konami began earlier in the summer time when they produced a licensing deal with Bioworld Merchandising for a style line primarily based on Bomberman and Contra.

Do you program to verify out the Bomberman and Contra board games? Do you like it when video games are adapted into board games? Please leave your thoughts in the comments under.


Alyssa Wejebe

Employees Writer

Alyssa Wejebe writes about games, reads about games, and plays them as well. RPG, hack-and-slash, and fighting games are some of her favourite genres. She loves nonhuman characters. One particular of her earliest gaming memories center about battling her grandmother and younger brothers in “Super Bomberman 2” on the SNES.

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