With the exception of the Pro Evolution Soccer series and a few other odd unremarkable releases here and there, Konami have little interest in the games industry anymore. Given their catalog of franchises such as Metal Gear, Castlevania, and Silent Hill, that’s a real shame. Well, we won’t be getting revivals of those anytime in the imminent future, but Konami does seem to have something in the works for another one of its properties.
Speaking in a recent interview with Famitsu (translated by Gematsu), Konami’s Noriaki Okamura said that the company will be making an announcement related to Bomberman soon. “There are also plans for a new announcement concerning Bomberman soon,” he said. “Please look forward to it.”
Between a remaster or a port, a new mobile (or pachinko) release, or a full-fledged new game, this could be anything. That said, given how largely inactive Bomberman has been over the past decade (with some exceptions), the latter seems a little unlikely- though not impossible.
Stay tuned, and we’ll keep you updated.