Publisher ININ Games and developer Taito announced a release date for Puzzle Bobble Everybubble!.
The latest in their puzzle game franchise is launching for Nintendo Switch on May 23rd. A physical version is being offered via Amazon and participating retailers.
Both companies shared new details on the game’s previously announced Space Invaders and One v One Multiplayer modes:
One vs. One Online Multiplayer
In this new Puzzle Bobble title, you will be able to play one vs. one online battles against players from all over the world. Ratings and classes will go up or down depending on the results of your wins and losses, so improve your skills and aim for a higher class!
Using the “Password Matching” function, you’ll also be able to play online with friends anywhere in the world– as long as they, too, have set up the password!
Online play requires a (paid) subscription to “Nintendo Switch Online.”
On Friday, February 3rd, TAITO will release a video featuring some details of the online battle mode, actual gameplay, and a message from the development staff and from the title’s protagonist, Bub.
The video will premiere on Bub’s YouTube channel, “Bub’s Broadcast,” starting at 11:00 CET on Friday, with English subtitles. Before that time, a short trailer is available for you at the same link, starting from today, 14:00 CET.
PUZZLE BOBBLE VS SPACE INVADERS
But that’s not all! Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! also includes a very special game crossover: PUZZLE BOBBLE VS SPACE INVADERS, perfect to celebrate the 45th anniversary of one of the games that made arcade history, and, to be fair, most of our childhoods.
In this mode, players try to erase the bubble-encapsulated Invaders by stacking three or more bubbles of the same color together, whilst avoiding the Invaders’ shots. Bubbles can only be fired straight up, so players have to move their characters left and right, just like in the universally beloved arcade game.
Up to four players can play cooperatively.