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Bonk and Bomberman going stylishly downloadable

by: Sean Colleli -
More On: Bonk: Brink of Extinction Bomberman Live: Battlefest
Hudson Soft is bringing a few of its mascots of yore back for retooled downloadable adventures in Bonk: Bring of Extinction and Bomberman Live: Battlefest. Both are brand new games and will be available on PSN, Xbox Live and even WiiWare early next year. The Bomberman title is a sequel to last year's XBLA exclusive Bomberman Live, while Bonk's new adventure is a 2.5D platformer in the vein of New Super Mario Bros. I was never a huge fan of either series back in the day but they managed to keep the old Turbografx 16 competitve for a while, so I'm glad Hudson is doing something for the old fans.




New Version of the TurboGrafx-16 Classic Returns on Xbox LIVE,

PlayStation Network and WiiWare


San Mateo, Calif. – Sept 9, 2009 – After almost 15 years of hibernation on consoles, Bonk returns in a new digital download title, Bonk: Brink of Extinction.  Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of HUDSON SOFT, resurrects one of their most iconic characters on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PlayStation®Network and WiiWare™ in early 2010.  The updated side scrolling adventure features next generation graphics meets retro gameplay style.  With classic 2D platforming in a 3D world, Bonk: Brink of Extinction combines new enemies, collectables, downloadable content and online play for the first time in the series.


“As one of the most recognizable characters in gaming history, the return of Bonk has been widely requested by fans for years,” said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Product Development at Hudson Entertainment.  “Bonk: Brink of Extinction will delight fans as well as new gamers with its retro yet modern gameplay, updated graphics and online play!”


Bonk: Brink of Extinction is an all new downloadable adventure featuring story mode with co-op play.  The loveable caveman Bonk and his huge head returns to save the world from a doomsday comet on a collision course with Earth.  Meanwhile the comet’s magnetic field is driving the planet’s creatures crazy and smaller bits of debris are smashing into the jungle near Bonk's home.  Bonk must swim, bite, climb, jump, run and headbutt his way through jungles, deserts and volcanic caverns while earning power ups, reaching check points and gaining extra health on a perilous journey to the very center of the planet.  Bonk: Brink of Extinction also features new transformations as Bonk morphs into eight different forms by eating meat or encountering Primordial Ooze. 


Initially made for NEC’s TurboGrafx-16 console in 1990, Bonk’s Adventure was a platform adventure title that earned a committed fan base and earned Game of the Year honors.  Bonk’s Revenge and Bonk 3: Bonk’s Big Adventure followed up the classic title on TurboGrafx-16.  Nintendo also featured Bonk in the Gameboy title also named Bonk’s Revenge and Super Bonk for the Super NES.  With the introduction of the Nintendo Wii's™ Virtual Console™, Hudson brought back Bonk's Adventure as the first title available under the TurboGrafx-16 library.  


For more information on Bonk: Brink of Extinction and other titles, please visit Hudson Entertainment at www.hudsonent.com


Hudson Entertainment is the North and South American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson Entertainment focuses on four key businesses: console retail games, digital download content, mobile games, and music. Hudson introduced best-selling videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, Military Madness and Deca Sports. Hudson's mobile division is a leading supplier of games and personalized content. Through numerous partnerships with record labels, Hudson has become a leading provider of digital music and video content. For more information on Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudsonent.com.