TAITO Corporation and ININ Games have revealed that the Extend skill upgrade system that will be introduced in Bubble Bobble 4 Friends on Nintendo Switch.
Before entering a new world, you will be able to equip the dragons with any skills that you have unlocked. This will require that you collect special bubbles that each contain one letter of the word “Extend.”
If you manage to collect them all within a world and defeat the boss battle, you will receive a new skill or an upgrade to an existing skill to make it more powerful.
There are five skills that can be unlocked: Long Shot (increases the range of the bubbles); Thunder Bubble (attacks enemies in a horizontal line when bubble bursts); Bomb Bubble (the bubble explodes after some time and causes damage); Stop Wind (air flows are interrupted for a short time); and Dash Skill (lets characters pass through enemies unharmed).
Arriving more than 10 years after the first game, Bubble Bobble 4 Friends has been created by the original studio and will include a brand new local multiplayer mode for up to four players.
One night, a child’s room became enfolded by a miraculous light and every object under its rays suddenly came to life – including the child’s most favourite toy, the little dragon called Bub. Full of jealousy, the wicked magician Baron von Blubba challenges the friendly dragon to battle.
Bubble Bobble 4 Friends will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch in Europe and Australasia on November 19th, and in North America in Q1 2020.