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Play the Blaster Master Zero 3 Demo NOW & Get BMZ1 / BMZ2 50% Off!

Alright all you masters of blasting out there, it’s time to take Blaster Master Zero 3 for a spin for the very first time! That’s right folks, the Steam Next Fest is now underway, and the Blaster Master Zero 3 demo is available to one and all to play right now!

Play the Blaster Master Zero 3 demo on Steam

If you want to check out the demo but haven’t the chance to experience the other Blaster Master Games in the series, both Blaster Master Zero and Blaster Master Zero 2 are on sale for 50% off during the Steam Next Fest  to celebrate the occasion!

Pick up Blaster Master Zero and Blaster Master Zero 2 before the sale ends on June 22nd!

Happy blasting, everyone!

Blaster Master Zero 3 Demo & Gameplay Overview

As Blaster Master Zero 3’s July 29th release date draws ever closer, we’re here to bring you all the latest updates and reveals! On our most recent Hangin’ at INTI HQ livestream, we gave you a sneak peek at the upcoming demo version of Blaster Master Zero 3 that will be available for all to play on June 16th during the Steam Next Fest, and today we have a special overview of Jason and G-SOPHIA SV’s new gameplay features!

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Steam Next Fest & Brand New Characters for Blaster Master Zero 3

We have two exciting things to share with you today for Blaster Master Zero 3!

First things first, players will be able to get their hands on Blaster Master Zero 3 for the very first time when the demo version goes live from June 16th until June 22nd during the Steam Next Fest! If you want to experience a taste of what Blaster Master Zero 3 has to offer, you will not want to miss this opportunity!

Finally, we have some  brand new character introductions for BMZ3 to share with you today as well, so let’s go ahead and meet them!

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Character Intros and New Information for Blaster Master Zero 3

We have some brand new Blaster Master Zero 3 info to share with you today!

In Blaster Master Zero 3, hop abroad the all-terrain battle tank G-SOPHIA SV and explore the game’s many areas in sideview mode, then explore the areas’ numerous dungeons on foot as the series protagonist Jason in top-down mode.

Blaster Master Zero 3 is a direct sequel to Blaster Master Zero 2 that will release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Steam, and Epic Games Store.

Series protagonist Jason travels to where the series all began, the planet Sophia, in order to save series heroine Eve in this final installment of the story! The team is working hard in order to bring the game to you on July 29, 2021, and we hope you enjoy the climax of this intergalactic story!

Check out the initial reveal trailer here!

Today we have a sneak peek at the opening sequence to the game and introductions for the  main characters! Enjoy!

Blaster Master Zero 3’s Opening Sequence!

In Blaster Master Zero 2, after a long and
perilous journey through space, Jason and Eve
finally made it to the planet Sophia.

―――However, a new crisis was already
there lying in wait for them.

They were attacked by Sophia’s army, the Sophia
Force, and their Interplanetary All-Terrain Battle
Tank “G-SOPHIA SV” was rendered inoperable.

Jason, Eve, and Fred were then captured and
immediately separated from each other.

“Why did they do this to us…?”

Before Jason could find any answers,
the Sophia Force base where he and the others
were being held captive suddenly fell into chaos,
allowing him to escape and recover G-SOPHIA SV.

The fate of Jason and Eve,
and the fate of planet Sophia…
all revolve around the threat of the mutant scourge.

But now, an interdimensional reversal of fate is beginning…


Meet the main characters from Blaster Master Zero 3!

Young Man Confronting a “Reversal” of Fate

Jason

“G-SOPHIA SV and I will never back down from our fight to save Eve!”

Jason is a young man who has battled against the mutant scourge aboard the battle tanks SOPHIA III, SOPHIA ZERO, and G-SOPHIA.

His intergalactic journey to save his partner Eve, who had been corrupted by mutant cells, at long last brought him to the planet Sophia, where he was captured by the planet’s military, the Sophia Force.

After taking advantage of a chaotic situation, he managed to escape and reclaim his new tank, G-SOPHIA SV.

He now finds himself desperately searching the planet Sophia for Eve, who has gone missing.

Partner Who Disappeared Into Super-Dimensional Space

Eve

“Don’t worry…I found the answer I needed.”

Eve is a young woman who crossed paths with Jason on Earth.

She is the support droid for the battle tank SOPHIA III, and she and Jason formed a deep bond during their battles against the mutants on Earth.

However, Eve became corrupted with mutant cells during their battles, and was in grave danger.

She overcame her corruption after battling the mutants in super-dimensional space, but after getting captured upon her arrival to Sophia, her whereabouts are
now unknown.

Mysterious Creature with a Shiny Metallic Body

Fred

“Ribbit ribbit!”

Fred was originally created to be the support drone (aka Support Animal) for the SOPHIA III battle tank, but has since formed a very deep bond with Eve and Jason after their journey through space togetherand their battles against the mutants.

He has the ability to create wormholes, which supports Jason and G-SOPHIA SV in their searches in many ways.

Supeme Evolution of the Metal Attacker

G-SOPHIA SV

Official Name: “EARTH MA-001 SV GAIA-SOPHIA SV”

Based on the designs for SOPHIA III and SOPHIA ZERO, G-SOPHIA SV is a new interplanetary all-terrain battle tank (Metal Attacker) co-developed by Jason and Eve during their time on Earth.

It comes equipped with the Gaia System, which converts impacts to the vehicle’s chassis into energy.

The original G-SOPHIA parts that were destroyed during their journey through space were replaced with parts from the Metal Attacker ANDREIA that Eve had a fateful encounter with in Area Ω.

This refurbished version was given the codename “SV”, which stands for “Supreme Vehicle”.

The Inti Creates TGS Sale is Here!

Inti Creates TGS Sale

Happy Tokyo Game Show everyone! While it’s unfortunate that this year’s TGS has to be be done remotely, us here at Inti Creates want to spread a little joy to help make up for it! That’s why we decided to do a huge Inti Creates TGS Sale, featuring discounts of up to 80% off for every single Inti Creates title on Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and Steam!

Choose your favorite platform and save yourself some money! 🙂

Nintendo Switch & 3DS – https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals/#inticreates

Steam – https://store.steampowered.com/publisher/INTICREATES

And don’t forget, the Gal*Gun games published by our friends at pQube are also on sale! Pick those up for Nintendo Switch and Steam!

The sale goes from September 23rd until 11:59pm PDT on October 6th, so make sure you don’t miss out! Enjoy your new Inti Creates games, and have a happy TGS!

Dragon Marked for Death: Steam Version, New Wallpaper & Character DLC for Blaster Master Zero 2

Today was a big day for Dragon Marked for Death! On our latest livestream, we dropped a few big DMFD announcements that we want to share with you today! For those of you that aren’t familiar with Dragon Marked for Death, it is a 2D side-scrolling action RPG game where up to 4 players can play together in online multiplayer. The characters, known as the Dragonkblood Clan, have forged a pact with the Astral Dragon, which granted them special new powers.

We are happy to announce that Dragon Marked for Death is coming to Steam! Originally released on Nintendo Switch, the Steam version comes pre-loaded with everything that is currently available on the Switch version: All playable characters (Empress, Warrior, Shinobi, Witch, Oracle, Bandit) and the additional quest DLC season pass. It also comes out of the gate updated to version 3.0.0, the massive free update that will also be available on Nintendo Switch the same day! Also akin to the Switch version, purchase the game within the first two weeks (until May 4th) to get the earlier-adopter bonus Striker Gear equipment items!


Here’s all the details for the Steam version!
Title: Dragon Marked For Death
Platform: Steam (PC)
Genre: Action RPG
Players (offline): 1 Player
Players (online): 2-4 Players
Release Date: April 21, 2020
Price: $39.99 USD / €39.99 / £35.99
Steam Store Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1149440/

120,000 DL Commemorative Wallpaper

If you’ve been around Inti Creates long enough, then you know that we love making wallpapers to celebrate special occasions and holidays, and today is no exception! To celebrate Dragon Marked For Death passing 120,000 units sold, DMFD series illustrator Toru Nakayama put together this absolutely delightful image featuring the Witch atop the “Horse” (you know, the one that hangs out in town! He’s a good boy)!

Download yours here!

Empress Character DLC for Blaster Master Zero 2

That’s right y’all! The worlds of Dragon Marked for Death and Blaster Master Zero 2 have come together, and the Empress is coming to BMZ2 as a brand new DLC playable character on April 21st!!

Destroy the mutant threat with your fiery arsenal of Dragon Skills as you traverse the galaxy abroad your Dragonblood Tank, the D-ATTACKER!

The Blaster Master Zero team has once again managed to take a character from another game and seamlessly transport them into the world of BMZ! If you’ve played as the Empress in her native game for even just 5 minutes, you will clearly be able to see how much attention to detail was put into this DLC.


April 21, 2020 is shaping up to be quite a day for Dragon Marked for Death! Hope you’re ready! 🙂

We’re Bringing Back “INTI CREATES Live” Streams

It’s been about 3.5 years since Producer Matt Papa and the voice of Elise from Gunvolt 1, Ayano, did their comprehensive bilingual “INTI CREATES Live” streams, where they would bring you all of the latest Inti Creates news, special announcements, and more in both English and Japanese!

We decided it was about high time bring back the show so that we can deliver not only the latest information, but special announcements, and more as we try find new ways to communicate with you while we are stuck indoors during this crazy time in the world.

Even though this is technically episode #11, this time around, we’ve rebuilt the show from the ground up! We’re still delivering the content you expect from this show, but with a new group of MCs: Diana Garnet (singer of the DMFD theme song, English voice of Joule in the Gunvolt OVA anime) and Kenta Tanaka (Bandit in DMFD)!

We also have a special video message from Dragon Marked for Death producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto (HAKAMA) and more that you absolutely won’t wanna miss!

Start Time: Tuesday April 7th @ 8am Eastern / 2pm CEST / 9pm Japan

Watch it Live on YouTube right here:


The stream is also simulcast on Twitch and NicoNico Douga if you would rather watch it there!

Dragon Marked for Death Ver. 3.0.0 – New Characters & Japanese Voice Cast

The tale of the Dragonblood Clan continues when the Ver. 3.0.0 update for our action RPG title “Dragon Marked for Death” goes live on April 21st, 2020! This update to shaping up to be the game’s biggest one yet, and we have a lot of new content ready to drop with Ver. 3.0.0!

We have the new playable characters, the Oracle and the Bandit, in addition to other major new features like brand new weapon categories, powering up weapons as a whole, increased level caps, and host of other new features! The Oracle and the Bandit will be added to the game for free as part of the Ver. 3.0.0 update*,  giving even seasoned players who have been playing the game for the past year a wealth of new content to enjoy!

*Note:  The Oracle will unlock as a playable character once certain conditions within the main storyline of the game are met. The Bandit will unlock once certain conditions within the DLC Scenario “The Dragonblood Bandit” are met. 

As you may know, in Dragon Marked for Death, you can customize the main color, name, and voice when creating your characters. In the Ver. 3.0.0 update, just like the Empress, Warrior, Shinobi, and Witch before them, the Oracle and the Bandit have four possible Japanese voices to pick from. Let’s meet the Japanese voice cast and learn a little about each new character!

The Oracle

The Dragonblood Oracle, reincarnated once every 100 years.
She bears the Dragon Scar on her back.
The Oracle is able to communicate with the Astral Dragon Atruum and channel his power through the Dragon Wings that have manifested on her back.
Through this, she can reproduce the Astral Dragon’s own willpower and magical abilities. She has strong control over this power, allowing her to manipulate giant weapons through sheer force of will and copy them with magic.
She is also capable of using a magic focus to cast beneficial spells on herself and nearby allies, as well as attack spells of the element that corresponds to her dragon contract.

Slash Form: The Oracle commands her equipped greatswords to slash at a distance in front of her. It has high attack power, but leaves her wide open.
Quick: This spell increases movement speed temporarily, varying with magic incantations.

Yui Ogura | Miyu Tomita | Saori Hayami | Yui Horie

 

The Bandit

He is a young man of the Dragonblood Clan who bears the Dragon Scar on his hand.
His fist contains the power of the Astral Dragon Atruum that varies depending on his chosen dragon contract. It is capable of stealing the lifeforce of any living thing.
The Dragon Fist can steal this energy and crystallize it, forming magic items known as relics.
These relics are capable of manifesting various phenomena.
He specialize in luck, and earns the favor of his comrades by working as a Treasure Hunter.

Dragon Claw: His arm swells and thrusts forward, grabbing an enemy to extract relics.
Thunder Relic: The Bandit uses the power of a thunder relic, attacking with a quick dash forward. He is invincible while dashing, so he can use this to attack as well as to avoid damage.

Yuki Kaji | Daisuke Kishio | Kenta Tanaka | Daiki Yamashita

Dragon Marked for Death is available now on the Nintendo Switch eShop with a retail release available at stores like Amazon! We hope you have an amazing time with all the new content when the update drops on April 21st!

PAX East 2020 Lineup

PAX East is just a week away now, and we’re gearing up and getting ready to make our yearly trek from Tokyo to Boston!

For the first time in Inti Craetes history, we have an island booth at PAX East, making it the biggest booth we’ve had at the show to date. Suffice to say, we can’t wait to make the most of that space and fill it to the brim with demos of our latest games and freshest merchandise. To get an idea of what our booth is going to look like, here’s the setup we had at PAX South last month!

While you can’t see them all in the picture, we have a total of 8 demo stations that are filled with the latest games from your pals here at Inti. To follow up on another awesome happening from PAX South, our good friend and legendary creator Jirard “The Completionist” Khalil is joining us once again to hang out at the booth throughout the weekend, so make sure you come by and say hi to such a super swell guy!

PAX East 2020 Game Lineup

We have two stations dedicated to our latest title, Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX, the ultra-high-speed 2D action title that we released in September 2019 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam! This comes loaded with all of the latest content, so go ahead and challenge a normal stage or put your skills to the test against an insanely tough battle against Blade!

If there’s one thing I can say without question about the Dragon Marked for Death team, it’s that they are DEDICATED! Released in January 2019, our 2D action RPG for the Nintendo Switch is still going strong and getting new updates from the team. They’ve been going full-tilt for months working on a massive free update that includes, among a boatload of other additions and features, two brand new playable characters: the Bandit and the Oracle! Try these characters out on one of the four station we have on the PAX East show floor before the update goes live this Spring!

At long last, our flagship Azure Striker Gunvolt series coming to the PlayStation 4 with the release of Azure Striker Gunvolt: STRIKER PACK on April 23rd! The game has received numerous improvements and updates since its days as a handheld-system exclusive, and it runs like a dream on the PS4 with crisper graphics, higher framerate, and a lot more! Hop on one of the two stations and get a sneak peak of GV on PS4!

Fresh, Exclusive Inti Creates Gear

The game demos don’t tell the whole story at the Inti Creates booth! Our merchandise designers are hard at work coming up with new merch all the time, and we’re bringing our biggest lineup of gear and goods ever! Get your hands on physical releases of our games, a wide variety of Inti Creates apparel, and loads of cute display items like key-chains, rubber straps, and a lot more! Take a look at the menu below for a sneak preview of what we’re bringing to the show!

See you at the show!

Blaster Master Zero 2 Steam Release Celebrated With Design Doc Reveals

Things have been quiet here on the Inti blog for some time now, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy! In fact, it’s -because- things have been so busy that the blog has unfortunately been quiet, but I think it’s about time to end that streak.

Our most recent game release was the Steam version of Blaster Master Zero 2 , and in the days that lead up to and followed the release we’ve been showcasing never-before-seen design documents and trivia that covers all of the game’s characters (and more)! Rather than make you good folks dig through our Twitter feed for everything, we decided that we’d put them all in one place for your viewing pleasure! We hope you enjoy all the art and commentary from director Nishizawa, designer Suzuki, and illustrator Natsume.

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