Players Can Now Bomb It Up Against 8 Players With
Online Multiplayer Combat And Mii Support

REDWOOD CITY, CA – September 29, 2008 – Hudson Entertainment, the North
American publishing arm for HUDSON SOFT, today announced the official
launch of Bomberman Blast, an all-new Bomberman available for digital
download on WiiWare for the Wii. Retaining many of the classic
features that fans of the award-winning series have come to love, such
as online multiplayer battles and numerous arenas, Bomberman Blast
also incorporates exciting new gameplay elements like Mii support and
8-person online play.

“We are thrilled to deliver Bomberman Blast to the WiiWare gamers,”
said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Product Development at Hudson
Entertainment. “Hardcore fans and casual gamers alike will enjoy this
new rendition of classic Bomberman created specifically for play on
the Wii with three new Wii-specific items and Miis.”

Bomberman Blast features 3 new shake-it-up items specifically created
for play on the Wii. Each of these new items can be used by shaking
the Wii Remote to add an entirely new aspect of play to multiplayer
Bomberman battles. Players can use the Bomb Change to disguise
themselves as a bomb, the Rocket to jump up high in the air to avoid
bomb blasts and the Shield to block bomb blasts as long as they keep
shaking the Wii Remote.

There are 10 unique level designs included in the game. Once all 10
levels have been played, gamers are able to unlock the ability to blow
away the competition by using a Mii as their Bomberman. Various arenas
are included, ranging from the Classic level to levels with unique and
exciting twists including Hyper Feet, Bomb Bowling, and Potholes.

Players will be able to compete either solo or as part of a team
against the best Bomberman players worldwide, as Bomberman Blast
delivers 8-player multiplayer battles online. Players can bomb it up
on one console or can compete against their friends, family, and even
players from all over the world with deeply customizable Wi-Fi Battles
over the Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection. Players can also submit their
scores and track them using the new Rankings feature.

With the release of Bomberman Blast on WiiWare, Hudson Entertainment
will offer several online tournaments, including one that coincides
with the game’s launch. The first tournament will be a live, online,
head-to-head competition between 49 randomly-selected entrants, hosted
by Hudson Entertainment. Registration for the tournament and an
associated sweepstakes begins immediately and runs until 5:00 p.m. PST
on October 3, 2008. The competition itself will take place starting at
2:00 p.m. PST on October 6, 2008. For more information on the upcoming
tournaments and to register, players can visit

Bomberman Blast is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software
Rating Board.

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