Blaster Master is a beloved side-scroller from the Nintendo Entertainment System’s heyday… which makes it a perfect reclamation project for the retro gaming experts at Inti Creates. The Japanese developer announced they’ve acquired the rights to the Blaster Master franchise and will release Blaster Master Zero for the 3DS eShop in Srping 2017.
Inti Creates is probably best known for producing Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10, so creating a decades-later sequel to an 8-bit classic is definitely in their wheelhouse. The developer wants to create “a new 8-bit experience” for Master Blaster Zero designed especially for a modern platform that also honors the past:
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.
Head over to Inti Creates’s official website now to check out a huge batch of new screenshots and to read their full statement.