The Baron’s Workshop will be open for business
Taito has announced that the Steam port of its cutesy multiplayer throwback Bubble Bobble 4 Friends will launch on Steam September 30, offering PC players all of the bubble-blowing arcade action of the console release as well as the exciting new creator mode known as “The Baron’s Workshop”.
The Steam port of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends will include all of the launch and DLC content from the PS4 and Nintendo Switch editions — that’s over 200 stages, four-player couch co-op, and a full port of the original 1986 classic — as well as an in-depth toolset and stage creator, allowing die-hard Bub and Bobs to create their own Bubble Bobble stages that can then be shared through the Steam Workshop service. Don’t forget to stick Baron von Blubba in the mix… He’s a scary fella.
The Baron’s Workshop will feature options for stage layout, enemy placement, bonus items, even wind direction, and thus will be an endless sandbox of entertainment for the dedicated Bubble Bobble community. Much like the creator modes in titles such as Fire Pro-Wrestling World, The Baron’s Workshop should facilitate a steady stream of new stages, challenges, and expansions for years to come. You can check out the new mode in the video below, hosted by the game’s director Tsuyoshi Tozaki, level designer Hidetaka Iyomasa, and — of course — yer boy Bub.
Bubble Bobble 4 Friends launches on PC via Steam September 30, priced at around $40, though a 15% price discount will be applied for the first week of release. It is also available right now on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, sans creator mode.