Bubble Bobble makes a comeback as a Switch exclusive with Bubble Bobble 4 Friends

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    It has been a long time since we've seen a new Bubble Bobble game; 10 years, in fact, have passed since the most recent entry in the series: Bubble Bobble Plus, for the Nintendo Wii. And after a slight hibernation, the franchise is back, as Taito has announced Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, as a Nintendo Switch exclusive. This new game will feature the typical single and two-player options that previous Bubble Bobble games have had, but will also include a hectic four-player co-op mode. There will be both physical and digital versions for the game, which launches November 19th in Europe, and Q1 2020 for North America.
     
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  1. SexySpai

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    your mom lol
    Oh hey its the retroarch logo
     
  2. Voyambar

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    A NEW BUBBLE BOBBLE? Fuck yeah. I loved the original Bubble Bobble and i'm both surprised and excited that its coming to the Switch.
     
  3. WiiHomebrew+Snes

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    One of the best. Loads of fun on the disk system.
     
  4. Reploid

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    Tagin Dragon revival when?
     
  5. chartube12

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    Only soulless zombies do not like bubble bobble!
     
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    Now this brings back some memories
     
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  7. Voyambar

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    You know release dates dont even matter for the Switch since there's no region lock. You can just buy the European version and play it early in your country.
     
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    Fair enough, though as an American buyer, I'll want a boxed copy over digital, which will require a bit of a wait.
     
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  9. Zense

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    Trying to figure out the numbering and chronology of the Bubble Bobble series is pretty intense to say the least. This is awesome though. Would've loved to see an online competitive mode with lots of bubblers.
     
  10. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Taito is still in business? :wtf:
     
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    Grew up with it. Don't want to play it but a good memories, thought.
     
  12. Voyambar

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    Heck when I saw this news I was both excited and like "Wait Taito's still alive???"
     
  13. Sonic Angel Knight

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    ANNOUNCEMENTS: "Next up Irem corp has decided to release a collection of their arcade games, including for the first time ever, Ninja Baseball Batman for home consoles"

    ME: "Irem corp is still in business?" :wtf:
     
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  14. Jiehfeng

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    The physical comes with the American release only? If not, you could import the physical EU version as it's not region locked, unless you don't want the PEGI logo or something.
     
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  15. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Only problem with importing games is DLC, still need those proper account types to claim them, even if it's a code that comes with the game. :(
     
  16. Jiehfeng

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    True, which is really stupid. It's there with the PS4 as well. But I doubt this game has DLC you'd want to spend money on, let alone if there will be any DLC at all.
     
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  17. raxadian

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    Eh, I still got the GBA Bubble Bobble; so I will pass. Plus I always liked Snow Bros better.
     
  18. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Yeah, I suppose. But we never know, how people just come up with stuff. Tetris 99 was advertised first as a nintendo online subscriber incentive, now is just a game you buy to play alone if you don't subscribe but still want to play tetris. Seem misleading. Not upset about this, just confused a bit. A bett

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    A better example is probably Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet. Import only and dlc require proper account from the asia region. :ninja:
     
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  19. Jiehfeng

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    I have the subscription, but haven't touched Tetris yet. I don't fully understand, you have to purchase Tetris 99 to play it without the subscription is what you're saying yes? So that's the game, what is this DLC?
     
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