Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya is quite a favourite among some gamers, particularly those with a taste for retro-styled graphics. Best known for Cave Story and for his origins developing games as PC shareware, new releases from the one-man developer have been less forthcoming. Fans with a 3DS in North America have had the opportunity to try another of his older titles recently, of course, with Ikachan's arrival.

Amaya has unveiled a new title, however, Gero Blaster. A side-scrolling shooter with clear graphical and gameplay inspirations from his most famous title, you play as Kaeru, a gun-toting frog, on the search for his kidnapped girlfriend. Announced at BitSummit in Japan for a May release, it's not clear whether that's its scheduled arrival in Amaya's homeland or in a number of territories. Oh, and it's officially an iOS game right now.

But, of course, Twitter goes into gear, and a speculative tweet prompted Nicalis man Tyrone Rodriguez to giveaway the fact that, unless something goes wrong, his team is working to bring the title to 3DS.

https://twitter.com/tyronerodriguez/status/310243804747812864

You can check out some screenshots below. Let us know whether a brand new action shooter from Amaya is high on your wishlist.

[via destructoid.com, polygon.com]