Bomberman 2 is the European name for Custom Battle Bomberman, the latest Nintendo DS Bomberman game. The highlight of Bomberman 2 seems to be mixing and matching parts to make the ultimate Bomberman. There are 160,000+ futuristic looking combinations to play with and you can take your custom creation into eight player Nintendo Wi-Fi battles. Unlike Bomberman games on the past the parts you choose affect your character’s stats. So you may have to choose between wearing a cowboy hat and boosting your defense with a metal helmet.
I dig the custom Bomberman battles, but we’re going to have to wait awhile to play them here. Konami is only taking care of the release in Europe which is February 14. Hudson doesn’t have a branch in Europe which explains why Konami, Hudson’s parent company, picked up the title. Since an English version will be done soon I’m confident Hudson, if not some other publisher, will release “Bomberman 2” here. Perhaps, with a better sounding name.
Images courtesy of Konami.