UPDATE: Blaster Master Zero will receive the Pro Controller update on March 16
Announcement: On March 16, Blaster Master Zero (Switch ver.) will receive an update in all regions that will enable Pro Controller support. pic.twitter.com/MS3JAz2PiA
— Inti Creates (@IntiCreatesEN) March 8, 2017
Now that the Switch is out, news has been very sporadic, which is okay, because it’s given me time to play Zelda. However, the next game to hit the NA eshop comes on March 9, and it’s another throw-back game. Blaster Master Zero is a remake/sequel to the original Blaster Master game that came out way, way, way back on the NES, and if you were a fan of the original, you’re sure to find much to love about Zero.
As fans await the game’s release, one irate fan took to Twitter to share his disgust for the lack of pro controller support in the game.
Tweets don’t embed properly on this website (much to my chagrin), so here’s what happened:
After one random tweeter said, he wouldn’t buy the game without Pro Controller support. Inti Creates, the game’s development studio, fired back with:
@Incisive_D The Japanese version currently doesn’t have it. Doing everything we can to have a Day 1 patch ready for the NA/EU release
— Inti Creates (@IntiCreatesEN) March 4, 2017
Of course, Japan will be included in that patch:
— Inti Creates (@IntiCreatesEN) March 5, 2017
Personally, I don’t have a Pro Controller, and I don’t understand the unfaltering love of the $80 device, as I’m perfectly comfortable with the Joy-Con on their grip. That being said, there are definitely Pro-supporters, and it’s good to know that game devs are listening to what fans want.
Also, if you want to see the game in action, Jeffrey Grubb goes hands on with the game in the video below: