Fans are about to get their hands on the first new Bomberman game in years next month with the impending arrival of Konami's Super Bomberman R, but what's up with the title, exactly?
The "Super" bit is self-explanatory for most fans as it hearkens back to the Super Bomberman games of yore on the SNES in the '90s. What exactly does the "R" refer to, however?
Konami took to Reddit to explain the mystery, saying:
So there you have it -- "R" refers to "returns" and "reborn" and also refers to the Rangers in the game.
I'm just relieved it doesn't mean "remake." Imagine how disappointing it would be to discover the first new Bomberman game in years is actually a remake of an old game. It does, however, represent the spirit in which those games were played and made, so maybe that's the idea anyhow?
Either way, Super Bomberman R is slated to release on Nintendo Switch on March 3 for $49.99.
What did you think the R in the title originally meant?