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Bomberman LIVE Sells More Than 500,000

August 18, 2009

HUDSON’S BOMBERMAN LIVE BLOWS FANS AWAY WITH MORE THAN 500,000 COPIES SOLD Classic Game Blows Up on Xbox LIVE Arcade

Bomberman LIVE, the classic multiplayer party game from Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of HUDSON SOFT, has now sold more than 500,000 copies on Xbox LIVE® Arcade.

“We are awed by the enthusiasm and excitement of Bomberman fans everywhere,” says Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Digital Download at Hudson Entertainment. “Watching fans have fun with Bomberman and each other in this classic, fast-paced action game has been truly rewarding. The success of Bomberman LIVE is a testament to the longevity of the Bomberman series, which has entertained fans of all ages on nearly all platforms and continues to do so.”

Bomberman LIVE is an award-winning multiplayer game that 1UP.com says is “hectic and hilarious...the perfect LIVE Arcade title.” Bomberman LIVE was awarded "Best Overall Game" and "Best Competitive Multiplayer Game” by the Xbox LIVE Arcade Awards and won IGN.com’s Editor’s Choice Award.

In Bomberman LIVE, the frantic, explosive action is taken to the next level with gorgeous high definition graphics, 4-person local multiplayer and 8-person online multiplayer. Gamers can play online and prove that they really are the best in the world! In addition, Bomberman LIVE features character customizations, which allow players to personalize their Bomberman from thousands of possible combinations. Delivering an insane party game atmosphere, Bomberman LIVE gives everyone who picks up the controller the chance to bomb their way to victory.

Bomberman LIVE is now available for Xbox LIVE Arcade for 800 MS Points.

About Bomberman

Originally launched in the US in 1987, the game captured gamers’ hearts with its simple yet challenging gameplay. With over 60 iterations on nearly all major consoles since then, and over 10 million units sold, winning accolades as the best multiplayer game of all time, this classic game has stood the test of time. The overall design appeals to gamers of all ages, and to both men and women. The game is simple enough: from a top-down perspective, you compete against other players in a grid-like arena. Your only weapon is a bomb, which you can drop to clear out obstacles or to knock out your opponents. Players can pick up upgrades, which become available when they clear obstacles, to increase their chances of winning. The game is fun, yet frantic, and brings out the most competitive spirit in all of us!

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