Pixel's (Cave Story) Reveals Next Game, Gero Blaster

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    Yesterday at the Bitsummit indie developer conference in Japan, Daisuke Amaya (better known as Pixel) announced and showed off his latest glorious 8-bit homage Gero Blaster.

    You play a frog called Gero ("gero" is what the Japanese calls the sound a frog makes apparently) and you run around shooting crap up in a run & gun style. The game looks fantastic to me and I love the art style.

    The game is due out for the iPhone in May (not known if it's Japan only) but Nicalis seems to have plans for other ports and going by this picture posted on Twitter, it is heading to the 3DS!

    There is a trailer and more screens at the source.

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    Sweet! I can't wait to try it!
     
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    Paying $5 for that joke of a demo called Ikachan on the 3DS left me with a sour taste for Pixel, even considering how awesome Cave Story is.

    This is definitely not going to be a "day one" buy for me, likely to be the case with any other games he releases that cost more than $2.
     
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    Ikachan never even should have left the PC, since it was only a beta of the Cave Story engine
     
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    That was more down to Nicalis than Pixel.
     
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    I wonder if the game ever will get a European release, Nicalis... oh you.

    Game looks better on the 3DS judging from the picture, they're using a 1:1 pixel ratio so they're able to fit more on the screen without damaging the art style because of the higher res. Hopefully they do a good job implementing 3D as well.
     
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    I love pixel's work. I would love another one of his games on my DS.
     
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    Not liking that HUD at all. You can't mix "big-pixel" style art with normal resolution pixel art. It just looks so out of place.
     
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    Europe? Colour me shocked.
     
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    Can't wait for the terrible 3D remake by NIS.
     
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    I can only hope this game will be Pixel perfect.
     
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    I am thinking of getting this if it comes to the android. that would be lovely.
     
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    That's the problem with iPhone games.

    The 3DS version doesn't have it and I'd doubt any other potential versions (which I can easily see there being at least a PC version eventually) would either.

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    Man, either Pixel doesnt like Android, or NIS has some kind of odd fetish with publishing great platformers on the only device on the market your guaranteed not to have any physical buttons on at all.
     
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    I'm looking forward to playing this, I hope this is as fun as cave story.
     
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    Most Japanese devs tend to make stuff for iOS over Android. Just look at Capcom and Square Enix. Anyway as stated, it's heading to 3DS...NIS & Pixel have actually made their bigger releases for PC/DS/3DS and not for iOS at all, his recent smaller titles have made iOS though.
     
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    Yeah, but I would think indie devs would flock to the device with an open devkit and more mediums then just an appstore.
     
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    I can't wait for this. Yes I did hate that Ikachan was 5 bucks but I'm hopeful that pixel saw something from it. Whatever happened to that weird fish game he was working on for IOS?
     
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    You guys do realize that NIS is NOT Nicalis, right? Nicalis is responsible for developing Cave Story 3D and porting the original to WiiWare. NIS only PUBLISHED Cave Story 3D, get the story straight.
     

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