The power of nostalgia is very real, and Inti Creates - perhaps best known for Azure Striker Gunvolt and its sequel - is counting on it. It's announced that it's bringing Blaster Master Zero to the 3DS eShop next Spring, having acquired the rights to the original Blaster Master.
It's a reboot that's also focused on delivering an all-new experience - the following is from the announcement page:
Using the original Blaster Master game as a base, we are setting out to create a fully 8-bit experience in a way that both hearkens back to the golden age of the NES and uses the current generation hardware to optimize and power up the game for the players of today. This of course includes new areas and bosses, and new gameplay elements such as extra sub-weapons, improved gameplay when battling outside of your SOPHIA 3rd tank, a more robust scenario, refined and expanded exploration mechanics, and more.
Everything is starting again from "zero", so stay tuned for more Blaster Master Zero announcements coming soon!
Following the original formula, the player will spend some sections in a tank, and others on foot exploring harder to reach areas or dungeons. When on foot you can swap out weapons, and defeating bosses will make powerful upgrades available.
It's an exciting announcement. Check out the images below and let us know if you're looking forward to this one.
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