Blaster Master Zero Update Adds Super Hard Mode and Playable Gunvolt, Available Now

on May 7, 2017 1:27 PM

Nintendo Switch’s Blaster Master Zero has been out for nearly two months, and the Inti Creates game just got a fairly substantial update. Detailed more thoroughly in the YouTube video (below), the update adds an extreme hard mode (dubbed “Destroyer Mode”) and the ability to purchase DLC characters, offering up new playstyles.

According to the video, Destroyer Mode will unlock after beating Blaster Master Zero in standard mode. Described as a super hard mode, the mutants in the game are all tougher. While it doesn’t explicitly detail what that means, it could be anywhere from more powerful attacks to tougher armor.

Also added is EX Character Mode, where gamers can go and try out new heroes from other games along with their unique playstyles. Up in the roster are two characters: Gunvolt (Azure Striker Gunvolt) who has a collection of electric attacks and Ekoro (Gal*Gun) with heart-based attacks.

Both characters can be downloaded for free, as long as you stay within the promotional time frames:

  • Gunvolt: May 4 – May 17
  • Ekoro: June 1 – June 14

However, if you miss the characters outside of their free promotional period, you can get grab them for $1.99.

The update, along with Gunvolt and Destroyer Mode, are available for download now. DualShockers reviewed Blaster Master Zero, giving it a 9.0 out of 10 and saying it “does everything right in terms of rebooting an old franchise.” Check out Update 1.2’s trailer below:

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Lou Contaldi is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers, specializing in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.