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Blaster Master Zero 2 is available on Nintendo Switch today

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New Blaster Master gets surprise release on eShop

Blaster Master Zero 2 is now available on Nintendo Switch. The surprise reveal and launch happened during Wednesday’s Nindies Showcase, which focused on independent games coming to the company’s hybrid console.

In a nice bit of symmetry, Nintendo announced the original Blaster Master Zero during its first “Nindies” Nintendo Direct in 2017. That game was a loose remake of the original Blaster Master for the NES.

It appears the sequel is a new adventure. The trailer shows franchise hero Jason fighting inside and outside of his buggy-like vehicle. At one point, the craft takes off into the sky, allowing Jason to explore the game’s various planets. While the game still features the retro aesthetic of its predecessor, the combat and boss battles look notably bigger and flashier.

Blaster Master Zero 2, developed by Inti Creates, is available now on Nintendo Switch for $9.99.