Back in May, Cave Story creator Pixel confirmed his next major game, Kero Blaster, would be heading to the Nintendo Switch over the summer of 2018. Now, we have a confirmed date.
As announced via the StudioPixel.jp Twitter account, the game is available to pre-purchase in the US and Japan from today, with a release date of August 23rd globally.
#ケロブラスター Nintendo Switch版は本日よりダウンロード開始！発売日は8/23（木）です！｜Kero Blaster Pre-Purchase starting from Aug 9th in Nintendo eShop JP/US. Aug 16th for EU.
Release date: Aug 23rd worldwide. pic.twitter.com/9SSz2VtbdO
— studiopixel.jp (@StudioPixelJP) August 9, 2018
While Cave Story took influence from Metroidvanias, Kero Blaster is a more straight forward affair with levels and bosses. That said it still focuses heavily on shooting down enemies, complete with a very simplistic but cute artstyle.
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