Blaster Master Zero release scheduled for Spring 2017 on Nintendo 3DS

Nearly three decades after its release, Sunsoft and Inti Creates have announced that they are working on Blaster Master Zero for Nintendo 3DS: a game, halfway between a remake and a reboot, which is inspired by the first episode of Master Blaster, released on the NES in 1988.

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Inti Creates and Sunsoft announced Blaster Master Zero for Nintendo 3DS, a game which is based on the classic Master Blaster launched in 1988 for NES.

Inti Creates has announced this new release with the intention to launch digital distribution format in Spring 2017. It will be the second game from the original after the launch in 2010 of Blaster Master Overdrive for Wii.

The game will have alternate of 2D side-scrolling sections with exploratory in isometric view, just like the original title. Blaster Master Zero presents new boss, unpublished areas to explore, new vehicles and updated game mechanics, while the technical sector wants to pay homage to the 8-bit style of Blaster Master.

Blaster Master Zero takes us to a post-apocalyptic future in which humanity, faced with the threat of a new ice age caused by several wars, decided to move underground. Some time later, with the thaw, they emerge from the depths of the earth to discover that a meteorite crashed into the planet without apparent catastrophic results. Shortly, they soon discover that there is more to this enigmatic story, starring the young engineer Jason Frudnick.

The release of Blaster Master Zero is scheduled for the spring of 2017, in digital format on the Nintendo eShop.