B-Daman Successor Coming to Switch
Takara Tomy Arts have announced a B-Daman successor called Bottleman which includes figures, a Nintendo Switch game, and anime.
The first three figures (Colamaru, Aqua Sports, and Gyo Clock) will be available on October 24 priced at ¥880 each and will correspond with the Nintendo Switch game which also launches as a physical Bottleman Digital Taisen Set on the same date priced at ¥5,478. The figures operate similarly to the B-Daman figures in that they will shoot PET bottle caps (as opposed to marbles) from their belly. A set of six caps can also be purchased for ¥330.
The Bottleman Digital Taisen Set comes with Colamaru figure, playing field, Switch stand, and a download code for the Bottleman game for Nintendo Switch. The Switch game features 6 types of digital battles with the main single player Drink Quest game requiring you to defeat the incoming enemies before the end of stage boss battle! The other 5 digital battles are aimed at two-players with Score Attack, Hunting, Just Time 5, Target Play, and Bottleminton.
The playing field available with the Bottleman Digital Taisen Set also enables you to play 10 types of bottle battles (including 5 individual sports and 5 competitive games) without a need for a Nintendo Switch. The Bottleman anime premieres on the Takara Tomy Arts YouTube Channel on October 9 at 4am JST, with subsequent episodes to air every Friday. Check out the official website for more information with the first three promo videos added below…
B-Daman was first produced in 1993, being modelled after Bomberman. It was initially called Bomberman B-Daman, and even spawned a Super Famicom game of the same name. Numerous B-Daman manga and anime series have been produced in the years since, with several video games also releasing including another Super Famicom effort plus games for Game Boy, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance.