WayForward’s slam dancin’ mascot Shantae is available now in the Nintendo Switch and 3DS versions of Blaster Master Zero for absolutely free for the time being. As if you needed any other reason to fire up this excellent old school shooter, the addition of Shantae and the other extra characters vastly changes the gameplay and delivers a unique experience with each newcomer you control.
Shantae is available now and will be free until July 19. IntiCreates also announced that Shovel Knight will be added as the next free character. I know he appears in absolutely every indie game these days, but you can never have enough Shovel Knight in your life.
In the game, Shantae has access to her classic “monkey” form, allowing her to climb and explore out of reach areas much easier than the actual main character. As for Shovel Knight, he brings a more melee approach to combat, making the action a whole lot more intense.
Shovel Knight will be available on Aug. 3, and he’ll be available for free for the first two weeks. Blaster Master Zero is available now for the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS, and let me add that it is a really solid game. One of my favorites in 2017 so far. Be sure to check it out.