Super Bomberman R Just Got a Huge Update

Konami showed their support for Super Bomberman R with the version 1.3 patch.

Super Bomberman R just updated to version 1.3, and the changes are huge. Since this action-maze game was released for the Nintendo Switch on March 3, players have complained about latency and other control issues. Version 1.2 delivered on addressing these problems, and 1.3 continued with these game improvements -- as well as adding a lot more to the game.

Konami tweeted about the changes on Friday, one day after the patch's release: 

Here's what you can expect in Super Bomberman R v. 1.3
  • FPS doubled from 30 to 60
  • Less lag when every Online Battle participant has working Internet access
    • Other > Basic Settings > Network Settings to find those players
  • Beginner and normal modes are easier to complete
  • Adjusted map height and slope to improve visibility
  • Strength of COM can be chosen by the players in Multiplayer Battle Mode
  • Battle Point increase/decrease rate changed for League Battle 
  • Story Mode improvements
    • Use of L/R to change map inclination
    • Camera positioning fix through Other > Basing Settings
    • Strength adjustment of Five Dastardly Bombers
    • Free continuation after a certain amount of times paid
  • New additions to the shop
    • Four VS stages: White Cross, Lagoon, Max Speed, Power Zone
    • Two accessories: crowns, bombs
  • Slight adjustments to controls
  • Small bug fixes

YouTuber GameXplain spoke about the 1.3 update and showed viewers a before and after comparison of the game's FPS. Watch below:

New Characters Announced

Konami has also revealed that three new characters will be coming to Super Bomberman R for free:

  • Pyramid Head Bomber from Silent Hill
  • Vic Viper Bomber from Gradius 
  • Belmont Bomber from Castlevania

As for when you can expect to see these new characters, there's no announced date yet. Stay tuned to GameSkinny to be the first to know when that news hits. 

Published Apr. 21st 2017

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