Blaster Master Zero Ver. 1.2 Adds Two Brand New Modes

BMZ Ver. 1.2 Title Screen

Blaster Master Zero Ver. 1.2 is here, and it comes with two brand new gameplay modes that have been added to the game free of charge! Enjoy the new super difficult Destroyer Mode and EX Character Mode, which allows you to play as a cast of DLC characters! A demo version is also available, so first timers can now give the game a try before they buy!

Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at what’s in store for Blaster Master Zero’s first major content update!

Destroyer Mode

In Version 1.2, the all new Destroyer Mode, a super difficult “hard mode” that you can access after clearing the game, has been added!

In this mode, it calls for you to make the right call at every turn and make use of your entire arsenal if you want to have a chance at defeating these powered up mutants.

Destroyer Mode provides a whole new type of challenge for those who have completed the game once before, so be sure to give it a try!

destroyer01In Destroyer Mode, and Jason and SOPHIA III receive a little color makeover!
destroyer02Whoa, hang on a sec! The strongest weapon in Normal Mode, Wave (Gun Level 8), doesn’t work against these guys! You have to choose the pertinent gun level for each enemy or else you won’t deal any damage.
destroyer03When an enemy is destroyed on side view maps, it unleashes bullets that fly in the player’s direction. Careless attacks can prove to be quite costly!
destroyer04The Energy Guard item has absolutely no effect in Destroyer Mode. If you want to keep your Gun Level up, you’ll need to make sure you maneuver very carefully.

destroyer05Life Up items also have no effect. Get ready for even tougher boss fights!
destroyer06Types of items that are placed throughout each area and the items that you obtain from defeating mid-bosses have been changed up a bit.

EX Character Mode

Version 1.2 also comes with EX Character Mode, which allows you to play through the entire game as one of many brand new DLC characters that will be available. These characters aren’t just skins, though! They have their own set of abilities and weapons that create a gameplay experience completely different from that of the main protagonist, Jason.

Have a look at some of the characters that we currently have planned for EX Character Mode!


DLC Characters

Every time a new character gets released for EX Character Mode, you will be able to download that character for FREE for a two week period following the release of the character! It’s the perfect chance to experience the game in a whole new way with beloved characters from a wide range of IPs!

Free Download Timeframes

EX Character: Gunvolt – 5/4/2017~5/17/2017
EX Character: Ekoro – 6/1/2017~6/14/2017

*After their free download period has ended, characters will become paid DLC.

 EX Character – Gunvolt

Release Date: May 4, 2017
Price: $1.99 (following his free download promotion)

The main protagonist from the Azure Striker Gunvolt series strikes into the fray as a playable character!

With Gunvolt’s septimal power of electricity, take control his “Flashfield” and “Prevasion” abilities and give those mutant baddies the shock of a lifetime!






EX Character – Ekoro


Release Date: June 1, 2017
Price: $1.99 (following her free download promotion)

The “elite” angel you remember from Mighty Gunvolt and the Gal*Gun series returns as a playable character!

Take control of her chargeable, dual-wielding “Desert Angel” guns and other angelic weaponry and give those mutants a taste of your love!






There are a lot more DLC characters on the way, and for each new character we introduce, you will be able to download them for free within the first two weeks of their release just like Gunvolt and Ekoro!

Demo Version


In the demo version of Blaster Master Zero, you will be able to choose between two stages: The Forest Area (Area 1) where your subterranean adventure begins and the Industrial Area (Area 3), a factory where the Central Gear boss reigns supreme and large shutters and conveyor belts block the way. The demo version on Nintendo Switch also has local multiplayer available.

The Ver. 1.2 update is now available for Switch owners worldwide, whereas the 3DS version will be available when the Nintendo eShop updates on May 4th. At that time, the demo version and Gunvolt DLC will also open up for download as well for both Switch and 3DS.

For a more in-depth at Blaster Master Zero Version 1.2, have a look at the official trailer!

  • Nicolaus Camp

    So I’m confused. I own the game. Does that mean I can download and keep the EX characters when they’re released, or will they disappear from my game when the time is up forcing me to buy them if I want to keep playing as them?

    • XZero

      Looks like you can download and keep them as long as you download them during the free period for each character.

      • Nicolaus Camp

        That’s what I’m hoping.

        • Beta Sprite

          That’s what they said on their twitter. Free to ‘purchase’ for the first two weeks, and then it would be $1.99 for anyone who wants to buy them at a later date. Basically, free for anyone who already owns the game and doesn’t miss the free distribution period.

          • Nicolaus Camp


  • Yesid Danilo Chaverra Saldarri

    THEY ARE NOT A FREE DLC?!!! aw man and i coud buy the game on time T_T

    • Beta Sprite

      They are free for two weeks after release. If you get them at that time, you have them permanently. If you miss the free period, they would then cost $1.99. It’s free for anyone that has the game and is paying attention.

    • InquisitiveRavenclaw

      Gunvolt and Ekoro are free for 2 weeks after they come out.


    Will Beck fron Mighty No. 9 appear in this game too?

    • Alejandro Añez

      who ? i dont know who you are talking about *looks the other way*

    • Beta Sprite

      Well, they did say “There are a lot more DLC characters on the way”. I’d expect Beck to be in there somewhere. I imagine his mechanics will be a little harder to code, if he can still destabilize and dash through enemies (which is different from Jason, Gunvolt, and Ekoro’s abilities).

  • comicGeek

    Please release physical copies for Switch and 3DS.

  • Supporter

    Will all the additional characters be related to Inti Creates’ games?

  • Raijin Stark

    Where’s the demo? I can’t find it on the 3DS eshop.

  • Landoguy

    I can’t find the update on the in the Euro 3DS store. Where is it?