Inti Creates will release Blaster Master Zero for Xbox Series and Xbox One on July 1, followed by Blaster Master Zero II on July 15, the developer announced. Each game will be priced at $9.99 and include a 20 percent-off pre-order discount.
Blaster Master Zero first launched for 3DS and Switch in March 2017, followed by PC via Steam in June 2019 and PlayStation 4 in June 2020. Blaster Master Zero II first launched for Switch in March 2019, followed by PC via Steam in November 2019 and PlayStation 4 in June 2020.
Here is an overview of each game, via Inti Creates:
Blaster Master Zero
Blaster Master Zero is an 8-bit style action-adventure game that harkens back to the heyday of 2D games.
Blaster Master Zero uses the original 1988 Sunsoft classic Blaster Master as a starting point, adding new bosses, areas, and weapons while revamping the graphics and gameplay, all the while telling an expansive new story.
On Earth in the near future, the protagonist Jason Frudnick sets out on an underground adventure aboard the all-terrain battle tank (Metal Attacker) SOPHIA III.
In side-scrolling areas, control the your extremely mobile tank to explore the vast stages as you search for any mutant threats that may lurk in the shadows.
To confront the bosses, you’ll need to enter their dungeons on foot as Jason.
Disembark SOPHIA III and venture inside to enter the game’s numerous top-down action dungeons.
Defeat bosses and mid-bosses to obtain useful items and weapons and power up Jason and SOPHIA III, then use your new abilities to access new areas in the side-scrolling stages.
What encounters and trails await Jason on his subterranean adventure…?
Blaster Master Zero 2
Mutant blasting action is back! Join Jason, Eve, and Fred on an intergalactic journey!
The side-scrolling / top-down hybrid action adventure title Blaster Master Zero returns with its long-awaited sequel!
Experience the yet-untold story of Jason and Eve after defeating Earth’s mutant scourge in Blaster Master Zero as they venture into the depths of space in their new battle tank, “GAIA-SOPHIA”!
After eradicating the Mutant Core in the subterranean depths of planet Earth, Jason’s partner Eve was infected by mutant parasites that have begun to slowly corrupt her body.
They now leave Earth behind and venture to Eve’s home planet Sophia abroad G-SOPHIA in hopes of finding a cure.
- G-SOPHIA and the Gaia System – When G-SOPHIA falls from great heights or takes damage, the Gaia System converts the impact energy to SP for G-SOPHIA’s weapons and functions. Strategically traverse many different planets’ terrain to generate SP and maximize the full potential of your battle tank G-SOPHIA!
- Jason’s Newest Ability: BLAST COUNTER – The BLAST COUNTER is a powerful counter-attack Jason can unleash on enemies the moment they attack. Use the opening created by the COUNTER to unload your main and sub weapons on the defenseless enemy and clear top-down stages with speed and finesse!
- Meet New Pilots With Their Own Support Droids and Metal Attacker Battle Tanks – Jason and Eve meet up with a variety of fellow Metal Attacker pilots and support droids as they journey through outer space. Will their encounters create new friends and strong bonds, or they make new enemies and face even more strife…?