Daisuke Amaya, the indie game developer responsible for the popular freeware game Cave Story, took the stage at the independent developer conference BitSummit to announce his newest game, Gero Blaster.
Gero Blaster is a side-scrolling platformer that looks similar to Amaya’s Cave Story and uses elements from Megaman, Metroid, and Castlevania. The player controls a gun-toting frog named Kaeru who must rescue his girlfriend, a cat who is kidnapped and taken to a mysterious planet.
Gero Blaster is scheduled to be released this May for the iPhone, but Amaya is already looking into other platforms. As a matter of fact, Tyrone Rodriguez from the developer Nicalis shared this photo on Twitter of the game running on a 3DS.
Cave Story (Doukutsu Monogatari in Japanese) was originally released as a free PC game in 2004 and was widely praised. Amaya, who created the entire game by himself (that includes programming, story, art, and music), eventually teamed up with the developer Nicalis to port the game to WiiWare, DSiWare, Steam, and 3DS.