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Inti Creates and Sunsoft Team Up to Create “Blaster Master Zero”, Coming Spring 2017 to 3DS

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Inti Creates takes the reigns on the rebirth of the Blaster Master series with “Blaster Master Zero”

At our 20th Anniversary Fan Festa event held in Ichikawa, Japan, we announced that we will be releasing a new game titled Blaster Master Zero that will release on the Nintendo 3DS eshop in Spring 2017!

We acquired the license to the original Blaster Master game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988 by Sunsoft, and began work on a new title for the series.

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Using the original Blaster Master game as a base, we are setting out to create a fully 8-bit experience in a way that both hearkens back to the golden age of the NES and uses the current generation hardware to optimize and power up the game for the players of today. This of course includes new areas and bosses, and new gameplay elements such as extra sub-weapons, improved gameplay when battling outside of your SOPHIA 3rd tank, a more robust scenario, refined and expanded exploration mechanics, and more.

Everything is starting again from “zero”, so stay tuned for more Blaster Master Zero announcements coming soon!

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Story

In the near future on planet Earth…

Many kinds of creatures once coexisted on this verdant planet, but after countless wars and untold environmental destruction, the planet was plunged into an ice age, and humanity was left with no choice but to migrate en masse underground.

When the ice age finally came to an end, humanity begin developing methods while they were living underground to one day restore their planet to the lush green landscape it once was. During this time, a large mysterious comet fell to the earth, but the progress of restoring their lost ecosystem was coming along well, and humanity was eventually able to live on the surface once again.

Several hundred years have passed since then.

Enter a young man named Jason Frudnick, a genius in the field of robotic engineering. One day, he came upon a creature he had never seen before. No records of this creature existed, so with his interest in this mysterious creature piqued, Jason named it “Fred” and began to observe it closely. But, after some time had passed it found a way to escape.

Jason gave chase, and before he knew it he had stumbled into the subterranean world where humanity once resided. A large vehicle awaited him there.

Almost as if this vehicle with the name “SOPHIA 3rd” on the side was inviting him in, the door the cockpit opened up. In order to bring Fred back, Jason hopped into SOPHIA 3rd and set out on his adventure.

Screenshots

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Hop in your armored tank SOPHIA 3rd and begin the search for Fred!

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Strange mutants inhabit this subterranean world.

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Search high and low to discover various dungeons and items. Exit the SOPHIA 3rd to enter the dungeons.

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You will be able to change your gun while inside a dungeon. Earn many different types of new weapons as you progress through your adventure.

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Gun Level 6 is an explosive lightning-based attack called the “Striker”!

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Defeat the horde of baddies before they surround you!  Use the terrain to your advantage and exterminate them!

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Your mobility will be greatly reduced in the water. Use a sub-weapon that looks like it’ll help you make your way through.

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Defeat sub-bosses to earn power ups for both Jason and SOPHIA 3rd!

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The showdown with the Area 1 boss, Chlameatle!

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Use the Hyper Shot obtained from a defeated boss to power up the main cannon! You may just find yourself able to defeat previously unbeatable enemies.

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There are certain places that Jason can only enter by exiting SOPHIA 3rd.

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Jason can also attack when outside of SOPHIA 3rd! Let those bullets fly!

Fact Sheet

TitleBlaster Master Zero
HardwareNintendo 3DS eShop
GenreAction
RatingESRB Rating Pending
DeveloperInti Creates
Release DateSpring 2017
# of Players1 Player
PriceTBD
Homepagehttp://blastermaster-zero.com

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 Halloween Wallpaper Now Available

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Happy Halloween, Strikers! A few weeks ago, we held a contest on our Facebook and Twitter to determine who fans around the world would want to see featured in our new Gunvolt 2 Halloween wallpaper, and here is the amazing result!

Our contest winner Gibril takes the spotlight alongside the runner-ups Lola and Asroc. Did the cast of Gunvolt 2 dress up in the type of outfits you thought they would? What costumes would YOU like to see your favorite characters wear? For your reference, here is a list of what everyone is wearing:

Gibril – Red Riding Hood / Devil
Lola – Demon
Asroc – Patisserie
Xiao – White Rabbit (Alice in Wonderland)
Gunvolt – You’re a Wizard, GV!
Mytyl – Ghost
Teseo – Prisoner
Copen – Mad Scientist
Milas – Pirate
Zonda – Queen of Hearts
Ghauri – Michael Jackson (Thriller ver.)
Nori – Witch
Tenjian – Jiangshi
Desna – Baba Yaga
Joule –  American Comic Book style Hero
Quinn – Bunny Girl

You can download the wallpaper from the official Gunvolt 2 website!

Inti Creates Will Be at Anime Expo 2016 With a Booth and Panels!

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That’s right, we’re going to Anime Expo for the first time ever, and we will have the biggest presence we have ever had at a show outside of Japan…ever! We will have a double-sized booth on the show floor, and by our powers combined with our Gal*Gun publishing partners at pQube, we will have even more awesome stuff at the show! Here’s a full breakdown of all the Inti Creates stuff you’ll find at Anime Expo 2016!

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Inti Creates Sound Team is Going to MAGFest

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As you may have saw from our big announcement the other day, we are VERY excited to be attending MAGFest 2016! This will be our sound team’s first ever event appearance outside of Japan, and with the two huge concerts that we have planned (Lumen Super Live 2016 and Inti Creates 20th Anniversary Special Concert), it’s going to be an event for the ages! As International Affairs Coordinator, it gives me such great joy to be able to present our super talented sound team, III (pronounced like “Triple Eye”), to the amazing fans who have been supporting them for years who have never had the chance to see them in person.

It’s been a pleasure to work with MAGFest to get this all planned and put together. Making this happen has been a goal of mine ever since I began working here at Inti Creates, and it’s so exciting to see it coming to fruition! I speak for the entire sound team when I say that they are really excited to rock your socks off and meet fans from outside of Japan. Also, in case you missed it, the lead character artist for Gunvolt, Mr. Hatakeyama, did a Lumen Super Live concert poster! My goodness, it’s GORGEOUS!

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We hope to see you there in crowd at MAGFest!  GET HYPE!
Keep on Striking,
Matt

“DOS” Version of Azure Striker Gunvolt from PAX Prime Giveaway Now Available Online

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This year at our PAX Prime panel, to celebrate the release of the Steam version of Azure Striker Gunvolt, we gave away a limited edition floppy disk that had an MS-DOS version of Azure Striker Gunvolt along with a code to download the game on Steam. We’re sure many of you do not have access to PCs that can run floppy disk games on MS-DOS, so now that it’s been a few months since the panel, we decided to make this game available to everyone online! You will need the special code that was available with the floppy disk to play the game to the fullest, so if you weren’t there at the panel, maybe you had a friend who was there. ;)

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Check it out here: http://inticreates.com/GunvoltDOS

Gal*Gun Promo Event Held At Tokyo Boat Racing Track

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Yesterday was Culture Day, a national holiday here in Japan, but Inti Creates employees and Gal*Gun voice actresses alike gathered together in one of the most unlikely places you can imagine: Boat Race Edogawa, a famous boat racing track on the eastern edge of Tokyo were spectators can bet their hard-earned yen on boat races just like you would at a horse racing track…only with, you know… boats!

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Inti Creates is Going to Portland Retro Game Expo

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In less than two weeks time, we will be taking our first trip to Portland, Oregon to be guests at Portland Retro Game Expo on October 17th and 18th! Both CEO Takuya Aizu and your friendly neighborhood International Affairs Coordinator Matt Papa will be on site at the expo, where we will be taking part in a panel, showcasing awesome Inti Creates games at our show floor booth, and doing whatever other shenanigans we wind up getting ourselves into!

We hope to see you there!

Inti Creates Will Attend BitSummit 2015 in Kyoto

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Hello Strikers! We’re very excited to tell you all that we will be attending BitSummit 2015 this weekend in Kyoto, Japan from July 11th – July 12th. BitSummit is the the biggest indie game event in Japan, and we have a lot of cool stuff in store for everyone!

First and foremost, we are very happy to share that our CEO/Producer Takuya Aizu will be holding a panel with two of our more recent game dev companions, who just happen to be legends in the industry! That’s right, Aizu-san will join Keiji Inafune and Koji Igarashi for a panel a BitSummit this Saturday July 11th, starting at 12:40pm JST! (That’s July 10th at 11:40pm Eastern, 8:40pm Pacific)

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The panel will be broadcast live on Nico Nico Douga, so you can all watch it here: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv226842474

For those who are attending the event, we will have a booth set up with Inti Creates swag and games to demo as well! You can find us on the following map at Red 19:

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We hope to see you at BitSummit 2015!

Keep on Striking!
-Matt

A Recap of Too Many Games, Our First North American Fan Event Appearance

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As Inti Creates, we have been going to events in North America for many years now, however, during the times we did make the trip abroad, those trips have been to big industry events such as E3, GDC, and the like. To this point, we had never been to any sort of fan event before as Inti Creates where we had tables, panels and the like, but that changed last weekend when we attended Too Many Games last weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

We were invited by the convention to not only attend, but have a large booth on the show floor, run a panel, and participate in an autograph signing session, and that’s exactly what we did! While big industry events like E3 are an amazing experience, Too Many Games gave us a chance to really showcase our games and connect with fans outside of Japan in way that we were never able to do before. The responses from fans were as enlightening as they were humbling and heartwarming.

Since Too Many Games went over so well, we can all but assure you that we as Inti Creates will be attending more fan events like this outside of Japan in the future. Where and when those will be though, has yet to be determined. If you are interested in having us as guests at your convention, feel free to contact us about it.

Now, enjoy some photos from our Too Many Games adventure! ^o^v

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