Coming from Inti Creates, Blaster Master Zero 2 launches for the Nintendo Switch. The game is a sequel to a remake of the old NES game Blaster Master. You’ll play as Jason and also take control of his new mecha tank, Gaia-Sophia. The platformer lets you blast your way through all kinds of mutants and features a sci-fi adventure.
The game adds more features to the previous. The tank harnesses shocks from high-impact events, like landing from tall heights. It can use this energy to release shockwaves, damaging nearby opponents.
Meanwhile, Jason can now counter enemy attacks, dealing more damage in a riposte-like fashion. However, to expand on that, he can chain the high-damage attack to other nearby enemies, clearing stages much faster. You’ll notice in the trailer that in some segments, Jason’s gameplay is a class sidescrolling action platformer. But in other cases, the camera pans up to give a more isometric view of the stage. In these moments, Jason gets full 3D control.
Blaster Master Zero 2 sets its sights more on outer space. You’ll travel to various planets, fighting off multiple mutant outbreaks. All of this contributes to finding out how to stop a mutant infection from corrupting his friend, Eve.
If you missed today’s Nindie Showcase, we’ve got you covered. A Switch port of indie hit Cuphead was revealed, and it arrives next month. Additionally, we got a new release window for Devolver Digital’s upcoming game My Friend Pedro.
A spiritual successor to Crypt of the Necrodancer closed out the show. The game, called Cadence of Hyrule, features similar gameplay accompanied by Link and Zelda.
You can pick up Blaster Master Zero 2 on the Nintendo eShop for $9.99 starting today.
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