Inti Creates have announced that Blaster Master Zero 3 will have a playable limited-time demo during this year’s Steam Next Fest.
As stated in the press release (via email) and during the recent Hangin’ at Inti HQ livestream; the Blaster Master Zero series combines side-scrolling exploration and top-down action genres. In Blaster Master Zero 3; players will command the G-SOPHIA SV Battle Tank.
After Blaster Master Zero 2; Jason and Eve have finally reached planet Sophia- only to be attacked by the planet’s army upon landing. Imprisoned and separated, Jason must now find his support droid, and still find a way to cure the mutant cells ravishing her body.
While the main cast was previously announced, new characters were also introduced. These include the protagonists of the original Blaster Master in Japan- now working for the Sophia Force that have imprisoned Jason and Eve! You can find the full rundown on them and the original Sophia battle tank below.
Planetary Defender and Metafighter
“My duty is to protect the planet Sophia.
I cannot show mercy to those who threaten it.”|
He is the protagonist of “Chou Wakusei Metafight” (the Japanese version
of the original Blaster Master game with a completely different
story and setting) and prodigal pilot of the original Metal Attacker.
He saved the planet Sophia from the invading Invem Dark Star Army 10 years ago.
He now serves as the commander of Sophia’s army, the Sophia Force,
and works to defend the planet while also overseeing its reconstruction.
In Blaster Master Zero 3, Kane, along with his Metal Attacker,
stands in Jason’s way for reasons unknown…
Genius Scientist, Engineer, and Mother
“That’s all up to you, Jason.
Your “heart” will decide the outcome.”
She is the engineer of the All-Terrain Battle Tank “Metal Attacker”
that helped put a stop to the Invem invasion 10 years ago.
Jennifer lives with Kane and her daughter, Eva, at the satellite
NORA’s Science Academy where she works as a researcher.
Jason must meet up with Jennifer on NORA to have her analyze
a certain “something” he finds on his journey.
Legendary Battle Tank
Metal Attacker (Original)
Official name: “SOPHIA THE 3RD NORA MA-01 METAL ATTACKER.”
It was the first battle tank in the Metal Attacker series, created to combat the invading Invem Dark Star Army on Sophia. After surviving the intense battle against the Invem, Kane still pilots the tank 10 years later, having gone through countless upgrades and repairs. As the originator of the MA Series which Jason’s trusty SOPHIA III was based on, the two vehicles have many similar weapons and maneuvers.
In addition, screenshots of what appear to be the game’s opening moments and first conflict with Kane were shared via press release. You can find them below.
Finally, a playable demo during Steam Next Fest – running from June 16th to 22nd. As with prior years (then known as the Steam Game Festival), the demos will be available only for a limited time. There will also be developer livestreams, and the chance to chat with developers about the games.
Blaster Master Zero 3 launches July 29th on Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store, Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.