Kero Blaster Comes to PS4 Next Week

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Kero Blaster Comes to PS4 Next Week

Cave Story creator returns with a new retro-action gem scheduled to hit PS4 on April 11.

Hi all, I’m the creator of Kero Blaster. Most people know me as Pixel from Studio Pixel, the developer behind Cave Story. Next week we are releasing Kero Blaster on PS4. A simple action game featuring a bipedal frog, this release will mark the game’s first console appearance.

Kero Blaster

Moving from Cave Story to Kero Blaster has been an interesting transition in my life. In the beginning, I was making various smaller games. After Nicalis helped me sell many copies of Cave Story, I decided to quit my job making printer software and become a full-time game developer. Kero Blaster is the first game I’ve created since then.

Kero Blaster

Kero Blaster is the result of much trial and error, considering things like the restrictions of an iPhone touch panel and what I should do to arrive at a completed product. It took some time, but I am really proud of how it turned out.

Some of you who purchase Kero Blaster might be expecting a similar experience to that of Cave Story, so I’d like to explain the game mechanics.

Kero Blaster

Kero Blaster is a linear side-scrolling action platformer. In contrast to the detailed exploration of Cave Story, in Kero Blaster the player simply proceeds right, encounters enemies, defeats the boss and moves on in a series of seven different stage types.

If the enemies feel too strong, you can power yourself up at the stores located midway through the stages. It’s designed so that players with less experience in action games can take on the challenge at their own pace.

After Kero Blaster’s initial release on iOS and Windows, a new “Zangyou Mode” was added to the game. This mode is for action-game veterans who beat the game quickly and want more. It can be unlocked by beating the game once and is available in the PS4 version.

Kero Blaster

If any of the screenshots capture your interest, please go ahead and give it a try!

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  • Any chances of this coming to Vita?!

    • We would like to do one, but we don’t have any final confirmations on it.
      At the moment, we are only doing the PS4 version.

  • Hi Pixel. This game looks awesome! Any chance we’ll ever get to play Cave Story on PS4 as well? Thanks.

  • I haved on my iphone, nice platform perfect for play on the Go.. but Really !? This game is Only ps4 ???? This one should be on Vita instead Ps4, i wonder who’s going play this Game on home console…

    • “I wonder who’s going to play this game on home console.”
      Really? I’m going to play this game on PS4, and others will too. Not everyone cares about the Vita like you. The developer chose to release it only on PS4. If you can’t respect that, then don’t comment at all.

    • At the moment its only coming to PS4, but we would like to do a PSVita version too. We just don’t have any news on it yet.

  • Absolutely loved Cave Story, and I just played through Kero Blaster on my PC a couple months ago! I’m so happy that this is coming to consoles — but it’s PERFECT for Vita! I would play through this game so many times if I had it on my Vita — any chance of this happening Mr. Amaya?

    • We would like to do a Vita version to be honest. But we haven’t got anything for definite yet. For now its only on PS4

  • Solid_Snake125 “not everyone care about Vita” … you mean that Ps Vita is not a playstation brand console anymore !?

  • Why is a phone game coming to PS4, but not a Vita? Would have been perfect for it.

    • We would like to release it on Vita as well, but we can’t make promises yet.
      For now its coming to PS4

  • Thank you for your hard work!

  • This seems like the type of game that would be perfect on the Vita platform, but I can totally understand from a business perspective in putting it on the platform(s), with the bigger install base. I’ll definitely be giving this a game a try.

  • Looking forward to this one!

    Would also throw in my support for a Vita version (or even 3DS…)!

  • I loved Cave Story. Is this on steam or is it shareware?

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