Blaster Master Zero, a remake of the NES original by Inti Creates, is getting two character DLCs releasing in the coming weeks. The upcoming characters are Shovel Knight, from 2014's indie hit Shovel Knight by Yacht Club Games, and Shantae, the half-genie hero that has been around since 2002. Both of these characters will first appear as free DLCs for owners of the game on Nintendo Switch and 3DS for a limited time for two weeks each, before being a paid DLC content herewith. They will both play similarly to their respective games, with similar animations and power-ups for each character. The added bonus is that both Shovel Knight and Shantae will get their own tanks to roam around with.
Inti Creates official statement:
"The next round of new content for Blaster Master Zero is here, and with it come two indie game legends who are ready to venture into the mutant-filled subterranean depths!"
Play through the entire game as new EX Characters Shantae and Shovel Knight, each featuring their own unique abilities straight from their original titles. It's an indie megamix in the world of Blaster Master Zero! Just like Gunvolt and Ekoro before them, these new characters will be available as a free download for the first two weeks after their release before turning into $1.99 paid DLC.
Shantae release on the eShop July 6, 2017!
Shovel Knight releases on the eShop August 3, 2017
Their previous update, Version 1.2, featured character DLCs are in the form of Gunvolt from Azure Striker Gunvolt and Ekoro from Gal Gun, which is both Inti Creates games and characters.
Fun fact: Both Shovel Knight and the Shantae games were composed by legendary indie composer Jake Kaufman. You can hear snippets of his work within the trailer.
Owners of either the Nintendo Switch or the Nintendo 3DS should definitely pick this title up as the content is definitely growing from the looks of these new DLCs