Bomberman blasting Japanese DSes in May

Hudson's popular puzzler exploding onto Nintendo's new handheld this spring; wireless mode supports 8 bombers.

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TOKYO--According to retail sources, Konami will release Bomberman for the Nintendo DS on May 26 in Japan. The game will be priced at 5,040 yen ($48).

Bomberman for the DS will feature 10 areas that contain a total of 100 stages. Each area comes with a powerful boss for you to challenge. Gamers can control items they obtain by using the touch screen.

With the DS's Wi-Fi connection and game-sharing capabilities, up to eight players can enjoy versus mode on Bomberman with just one cartridge. The versus mode features three game modes: the normal mode, where the objective is to beat opponents by bombing them; crown mode, where the first person to pick up the crown wins; and panel mode, where gamers bomb tiles in the floor to flip them to match their team's color.

Bomberman for the DS is rated "E" for Everyone. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage..

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