Foundation 9 Entertainment, the largest independent developer in North America, announced today that it has now released an industry-leading 20 titles for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, more than any other developer. The company’s 20th release was the recent critical success, Bomberman Live, which was developed by F9E’s Backbone Vancouver studio, as the lead in conjunction with Hudson Soft, and published by Hudson Entertainment.
“Being chosen by Hudson to work on the first Bomberman game made entirely in North America has been a real treat and an honor for us,” said Joe Bonar, studio head of Backbone Vancouver. “Partnering with them to come up with an up-to-date design and execution and then to enjoy such an overwhelmingly positive reaction has been a huge boost for our studio.”
Featuring up to 4-person local and 8-person online multiplayer action, Bomberman Live was designed specifically for Xbox LIVE®, while maintaining the classic hallmarks of the award-winning series, including hilarious characters and fun level designs, loads of exciting and entertaining power-ups and fast-paced action. Since launching on July 18, the game has been one of the best-performing Xbox LIVE® titles and has received a slew of critical praise.
“We’re delighted with how well Bomberman Live is performing,” said John Greiner, President and CEO of Hudson Entertainment. “We are very pleased with the hard work that Backbone Vancouver put into making this game a hit. Our partnership has been very rewarding and is definitely a win-win situation.”
Bomberman Live is available for download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points. F9E’s other titles for the platform include a wide array of updated classic titles from Konami, SEGA® and Midway, with many more titles are currently in development.
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