Since last year’s announcement regarding Blaster Master Zero getting a limited physical release through Limited Run Games, collectors have been eagerly awaiting updates.
Well, it looks like the long wait will be over soon!
Limited Run Games released a new teaser image and promising an update on Monday (May 25).
More information Monday… pic.twitter.com/QwbMpeT5tu
— Limited Run Games (@LimitedRunGames) May 22, 2020
While details are sparse for now, the image seems to point to a combined release of both Blaster Master Zero and Blaster Master Zero 2 – given that both the younger and older versions of Eve are in the background at the same time.
About Blaster Master Zero
Blaster Master Zero is an action-exploration game done in an 8-bit top-down and side-view style that hearkens back to the golden age of the NES.
Using the original 1991 NES title Blaster Master™ from Sunsoft as a base, Blaster Master Zero has many new additions, such as new areas and bosses, new gameplay elements such as extra sub-weapons, improved gameplay, a more robust scenario, refined and expanded exploration mechanics, and more.
In the near future on Earth, a young man named Jason Frudnick boards the battle vehicle SOPHIA III and sets off on an adventure in the subterranean depths of the planet.
On the side-view maps, take control of SOPHIA III and explore your surroundings as you search for the entrance to the dungeon where the area’s boss lurks.
Once you find the dungeon entrance, exit SOPHIA III and make your way inside as Jason and take on the mutants inside in top-down mode.
Defeat the mid-bosses and area bosses to acquire new items, new abilities, sub-weapons, and upgrades to SOPHIA III and Jason’s equipment, and move to the next area.
What awaits Jason at the end of his long adventure…?
About Blaster Master Zero 2
The side-scrolling/top-down hybrid action adventure gameplay returns with a brand new sequel to Blaster Master Zero!
Experience the yet-untold story of Jason and Eve after defeating Earth’s mutant scourge as they venture into the depths of space in their new battle tank, “GAIA-SOPHIA”!
The story of Blaster Master Zero 2 begins a few months after the events of the first game (released on March 9, 2017), where the main protagonist Jason saves planet Earth from the mutants. Eve has been infected by mutant cells that are slowly corrupting her body, so together with Jason and Fred, they board G-SOPHIA and begin an intergalactic journey to Eve’s home planet, Sophia, in hopes of finding a cure for the mutant infection.
A perfect blend of action-adventure through outer space and the signature Blaster Master gameplay creates a formula for a fun new experience.
- G-SOPHIA’s Gaia System is the key to maximum mutant blasting efficiency!
The Gaia System converts the energy created by the impact of falling from tall heights or taking damage, then turns that energy into SP. By making good use of the terrain, more and more SP can be recovered, allowing Jason to use more of G-SOPHIA’s sub-weapons.
Mastering the Gaia System brings out G-SOPHIA’s full potential, allowing players to traverse stages in an ultra-satisfying way.
- Get familiar with Jason’s new technique, the BLAST COUNTER.
Jason’s got a new trick up his sleeve! In top-down view stages, Jason can initiate a BLAST COUNTER at the moment an enemy makes an attack, allowing him to deliver a powerful counterattack.
Getting a feel for BLAST COUNTERS allows you to dish out lots of damage and make good use of your wide variety of gun levels and sub-weapons. This is the key to clearing top-down view stages with speed!
- Power up G-SOPHIA and Jason as you travel across the galaxy!
Search high and low across the planets you visit to find hidden maps for small planetoids in their orbit. Explore a wide variety of planetoids and find upgrades for G-SOPHIA and Jason.
- A whole new group of Metal Attackers with their own pilots and support droids takes the stage!
Throughout his journey, Jason crosses paths with a motley cast of Metal Attacker battle-tank pilots and their respective support droids. Sometimes they’re friend, sometimes they’re foe.