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Bomberman (ボンバーマン, Bonbāman, also known as Dyna Blaster in Europe) is a strategic, maze-based video game franchise originally developed by Hudson Soft and currently owned by Konami. The original game was published in 1983 and new games have been published at irregular intervals ever since. Several titles in the 2000s were published by fellow Japanese game company Konami, who gained full control of the franchise when they absorbed Hudson in 2012. Today, Bomberman has featured in over 70 different games on numerous platforms (including all Nintendo platforms save for the 3DS and Wii U. One was planned for the 3DS, but was later cancelled), as well as several anime and manga. His franchise is one of the most commercially successful of all time. At the Nintendo Switch Presentation on 13 January 2017, Super Bomberman R was announced as a Nintendo Switch launch title.
The games are set somewhere in a galaxy known as the Bomber Nebula, usually on Bomberman's home planet, Planet Bomber. The original Japanese home computer games had no real storyline. Bomberman for Famicom/NES and Atomic Punk for Game Boy begin with "Bomberman" (the eponymous character of the game) growing bored of making bombs in an underground factory of the Bungeling Empire. After hearing a rumor that robots reaching the surface become human, he decides to escape. When he does, he transforms into an organic human being and becomes known as the "Runner."