Tokyo, Japan – 17 September 2021. TAITO Corporation today announced their puzzle platformer title BUBBLE BOBBLE 4 FRIENDS: THE BARON’S WORKSHOP launches on Steam on 30 September with a 15% launch discount. Arriving complete with recent The Baron is Back! update, players can now wishlist on the Steam store page here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1287030/.
Check out a special video message for Bubble Bobble fans from Game Director Tsuyoshi Tozaki, Level Designer Hidetaka Iyomasa and Bub (yeah for realsies, Bub himself!) here:
The upcoming Steam release of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron’s Workshop will feature all the original and downloadable content from the PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch™ releases, plus a new PC-exclusive Baron’s Workshop mode where players can create new stages using dozens of block types, enemies and gimmicks unlocked as they play through the game. Players can share their own stages and download endless original creations from around the world on Steam Workshop.
See Bubble Bobble 4 Friends:The Baron’s Workshop in the announce trailer here:
First launched in 1986, Bubble Bobble is an iconic arcade classic in which twins Bub and Bob clear stages of bullies by blowing and bursting bubbles. Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is the latest edition in the classic Bubble Bobble series and the first new sequel in 24 years. Join Bub and Bob as they journey with their friends Peb and Pab on a quest to defeat their old enemies Bonner and Baron Von Blubba in 200 stages of platform puzzle action.
Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron’s Workshop features:
- The Baron’s Workshop – Exclusive to the Steam version, create, share and download new Bubble Bobble stages with players around the world. Unlock various blocks, enemies and gimmicks as you play through the main campaign.
- 1-4 player couch co-op.
- 4 Friends – With 100 stages to take on!
- Arcade of the Future – Play 100 more super-difficult stages with no continues for pro Bubble Bobble players.
- Original Arcade Mode – A faithful port of the classic Bubble Bobble for 1-2 players, with scanlines and screen ratio options for a truly authentic arcade experience.
- Global online leaderboards – Challenge your friends’ best scores across every game mode.
Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron’s Workshop will be available on 30 September on Steam for $39.99 / £30.99 / €39.99 with a 15% off, one week launch discount.
About Bubble Bobble
The Bubble Bobble series is an action game with puzzle elements. First released to arcades in 1986, players control the bubble dragons, Bub and Bob, to clear stages. With numerous sequels and spinoffs across various hardware platforms, Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is the first sequel in 24 years for the main series.
About Taito Corporation
TAITO Corporation (TAITO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAITO operates core businesses such as game arcade operations, manufacturing coin-operated game machines, and mobile phone content services. A seminal part of gaming history, TAITO caused a worldwide sensation with its arcade legend, SPACE INVADERS, and developed such fan favorites as PUZZLE BOBBLE (BUST-A-MOVE) and ARKANOID. Today, TAITO continues to thrill game lovers of all generations by offering both classic and new family-oriented titles on the latest gaming platforms. TAITO delivers a wide range of entertainment experiences with the goal of providing consumers with fresh surprises and new discoveries.
More information on TAITO can be found on the Internet at https://www.taito.co.jp/en.