Super Bomberman R Online Shut Down

Super Bomberman R Online is a free-to-play battle royale twist on the Bomberman formula that came out on PC in May of last year. Unfortunately, Konami has announced plans to shut down Super Bomberman’s battle royale come December 1, 2022.

On the official website for the game, Konami stated that Super Bomberman R Online will be shut down this December due to “various circumstances.” The message from the company is as follows: “Thank you for playing Super Bomberman R Online. This service has continued to operate with the support of many users since its launch in May 2021, but due to various circumstances, we have decided to terminate the service on all platforms on December 1, 2022, at 01:00:00 (UTC).”

 

Konami went on to say that the sale of Bomber Coins and Premium Packs will end on June 1, and it asks players to use all of their unused Bomber Coins before the service ends. It seems that the game failed to capture the audience that Konami wanted for it. The 64-player battle royale had an all-time peak of just under 7,000 players on Steam.

What’s next for Konami and Bomberman?

While Super Bomberman R Online‘s impending shut down is sad news, there is still some hope for the future of the mascot. Konami stated that the Bomberman series is “moving forward with new projects.” The company hopes to be able to fill us in about the next Bomberman game soon. Konami finished its statement by thanking fans for their continued support.

We currently have no idea of what this new Bomberman project could entail. Although, there’s a good chance that Konami will try to keep Bomberman relevant through various cross-promotions with other game franchises.

In the meantime, it’s worth noting that the original Super Bomberman R is still available to purchase and play via Steam.

Super Bomberman R Online Shut

Chirag Pattni
Writer for PC Invasion and CBR. Psychologist and long-time gamer. Has a love-hate relationship with technology and enjoys all things anime.

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