It was common wisdom that classic Hudson Soft franchises were due for a modern update, but ever since Konami bought them them out in 2011 their future was a little bit ambiguous. High hopes were set with the "back-to-basics" approach seen in the Nintendo Switch's Super Bomberman R, but this week Konami is showcasing a new game at the 2017 Japanese Amusement Expo (the biggest event for the country's STILL THRIVING arcade and vending businesses). This new game adds 4P vs 4P coop gameplay, modern 3D graphics, and... oh yeah, more moe waifus than a harem anime.



Introducing: BOMBERGIRL

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Based around 4 playable classes, the core gameplay involves working together in an updated grid-style map to control territory and break into bases. Here's some footage of the game in action taken by 4GamerMovie:



While the in-engine graphics feature inoffensive chibi-style characters, the real controversy comes with the character artwork that's in the game and on the cabinet...

bomberman bombergirl

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Yes, once again the Internet is having a reasoned and heady debate on "the anime tiddy". Whether this kind of stuff is funny and harmless or off-putting and sexist is not something we're going to settle in a news post (or ever, if my twitter timeline is any indication), but the art style is really getting some strong reactions online:

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Fanservice or FAIL? That's in the eye of the beholder, all we want to know is:

When Did THIS...

japan waifu things

become sexier than THIS?

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