Cave Story Developer Announces Gero Blaster

Over the weekend Polygon reported that the maker of the platformer Cave Story has announced that his next project will be a game called Gero Blaster for iOS. The game is a retro-style action platformer along the lines of Contra, made by the Japanese developer Daisuke Amaya. Watch the trailer below.

The game looks like it was transported directly from the days of the Atari and NES, which may be enough to make older gamers grab it up just for the sense of nostalgia. But if you’ve played Cave Story, you probably know that Daisuke Amaya has some serious game making chops. Gero Blaster is set to release in May. For more information and screenshots, click here.

[Via Polygon]

  • the KRIS

    Yessss! Very excited for this. Glad to hear he hasn’t lost his musical chops either, this tune reminds me of a swung version of the Metroid title theme’s B section.

  • Steve Palley

    Love, love, freakin LOVE Cave Story. Looking forward to this one for sure!

  • Erik Carlson

    I never played Cave Story and it doesn’t seem to be on the AppStore anymore.
    It was good?

    • STP_Chris

      It’s available on (3)DS and Wiiware, and free for PC/Mac. It’s a Metroidvania-type game, and it’s awesome.

      • Erik Carlson

        You had me at Metroidvania…
        I’m gonna download it now.

  • Erik Carlson

    Hmmmmm…anyone know what the difference between the $9 AppStore/Steam version and the free version is? For Cave Story, I mean?

    • STP_Chris

      The free one is the original, and it looks super retro. I think the new ones, which go by Cave Story+, have new graphics and modes and an additional level or two.

      • Erik Carlson

        I really wish you had never told about me this game. :P