Free Update For Nintendo Switch's Blaster Master Zero Adds DLC Characters, New Mode

A fiendish new difficulty mode and DLC characters will soon be coming to the title.

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Now Playing: Blaster Master Zero - Version 1.2 Update Trailer

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Inti Creates, the developer behind the retro sidescrolling action game Blaster Master Zero for the 3DS and Switch, has released a new trailer for the title's 1.2 patch.

The free update will add a number of new features to the game. Among them is Destroyer Mode, a challenging new difficulty setting that players can only tackle after clearing the adventure. According to Inti Creates, Destroyer Mode will force players to move carefully and utilize every ability to overcome the mode's more powerful monsters.

In addition to that, the 1.2 update will also introduce a range of downloadable EX Characters. These heroes are all drawn from other titles and retain their unique abilities. The first two to be announced are Gunvolt, of Azure Striker Gunvolt, and Ekoro from Gal Gun and the 8-bit Gunvolt offshoot, Mighty Gunvolt. Gunvolt and Ekoro will be coming to the title on May 4 and June 1, respectively. Every EX character will be free for players to download for the first two weeks following their release, after which they can be purchased for $2.

Blaster Master Zero's 1.2 update will be rolling out for both the Switch and 3DS versions of the game this Thursday. A demo of Blaster Master Zero will also be added to the eShop that day, letting players try out two of the game's stages.

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