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Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

In Japan, Azure Striker Gunvolt and Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 will be distributed as a physical package this summer. But what about North America and Europe?

Inti Creates provided an update on the situation through its blog, and mentioned that the company hopes to make something similar available in the west. They’re currently “working on securing a partner” to make this happen.

Inti Creates’ full comments are as follows:

Now, as for North America and Europe, we do not have any official announcements regarding a physical version of the game or a decided release date at this time. However, rest assured that as soon as we do have an announcement, we’ll make it right away.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 now has a final release date in Japan. The game will arrive on the 3DS eShop on August 25 for 1,960 yen.

Additionally, Inti Creates will be bringing out the Azure Striker Gunvolt Pack on the same day. It includes both games in the series as a retail package for 4,800 yen. A limited edition will also be distributed for 6,800 yen, which features a drama CD and creation materials.

The following bonuses are planned from various stores:


  • Animate – B2 cloth tapestry
  • – Downloadable content
  • Amiami – Acrylic multi-stand
  • Biccamera / Sofmap / Kojima – Downloadable content
  • Imagine / Imagine WEB Shop – Large cloth poster (A1 version)
  • Gamerz – Item not yet decided
  • GEO – Downloadable content
  • NeoWing – 44mm tin badge
  • Sofmap – Item not yet decided
  • Trader – B2 tapestry
  • WonderGOO – Item not yet decided

Here’s a trailer for the Azure Striker Gunvolt Pack:


An article in 4Gamer has provided new details on Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, coming to the 3DS, mainly focusing on the companion characters that Gunvolt and Copen will have.

Joule (VA Megu Sakuragawa)
–Returns from Azure Striker Gunvolt
–Serves as Gunvolt’s companion
–Exists as a spirit now
–Has a bolder personality and more childlike appearance than before
–Can empower Gunvolt by singing

RoRo (VA Yurika Endo)
–Guards and aids the new playable character, Copen
–Acts like his little sister, with a sassy personality
–Has an auto-guard ability that will block projectiles for Copen if his energy is full
–Also gives him the ability to replicate the weapons of defeated enemies, called EX Weapons
–EX Weapons use energy

EX Weapons
-Wide Circuit: A laser attack that spreads in a wide area or can be focused on a single enemy
-Spark Stellar: Fires electricity directly ahead
-Tail Banker: A multi-hitting drill

Furthermore, there will be a reveal event for the game on April 26th. Keiji Inafune will be there, as well as a performance by Lumen, and roundtable discussions for both the developers and the actors.

The article also features a few screenshots and artwork from the game, which you can view below.

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Were you not entirely satisfied with Azure Striker Gunvolt’s English translation? If so, you may be pleased to hear that 8-4, who localized the first game and is in charge of the sequel, is handling things a bit differently the second time around.

Inti Creates president Takuya Aizu told Skybane the following regarding Azure Striker Gunvolt 2’s translation:

“We are working with 8-4 again on the translation, but as you may know, we got a lot of feedback from the first game in regards to what people thought of its English translation. The team at 8-4 is very much aware of that feedback, so the translation for Gunvolt 2 may vary a little bit from what you saw with the first game. We have the utmost faith in 8-4’s abilities, and have no doubts in our minds that they will produce a fabulous translation.”

Aizu also confirmed that Japanese voices will be included in Azure Striker Gunvolt 2. Meanwhile, Inti Creates is still planning on bringing the first game’s Steam update to 3DS which adds Japanese voices and a re-translation.

Take a look at the latest Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 concept art above. It gives us another look at Gunvolt’s new design.


Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 was featured during the latest Nintendo, and Inti Creates also brought out the first direct-feed trailer. The company additionally followed up by providing new details about the game with some story and character details. Head past the break for all of the information.

During MAGFest today, Keiji Inafune and Inti Creates hosted a panel. Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 was featured during the event and we finally received an update as to what’s happening with the project.

First, it’s been revealed that Gunvolt will have a new design in the game. Inti Creates redid all of the character sprites in order to achieve this. Also teased was “a whole lot of stuff” that fans have yet to see. The team is spending a ton of time to create “the best high-quality game they possibly can.” Unfortunately, there’s still no word on a release date, but Inti Creates CEO said the developers are “working very hard to be able to get you guys the sequel to Azure Striker Gunvolt as soon as we can.”

Lastly, and most significantly, the first gameplay trailer for Azure Striker Gunvolt 2. We have it the off-screen video below.

During the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, Inti Creates president Takuya Aizu was on hand to show new footage from Azure Striker Gunvolt 2. Attendees also got a look at a new boss and song.

Here’s what we know thus far:

– Is a 3DS exclusive for the time being
– More footage might be coming around summer of 2016 (very tentative)
– Some playable version of the game also may be released in summer (very tentative)
– There will be more stage-mashup (Gauntlet) levels in Gunvolt 2
– Will re-use pixel art assets from the first game
– The resolution and graphics are also planned to be the same
– The transition from GV1 to GV2 will reportedly be similar to the first and second Mega Man Zero games
– No word yet on whether Dullahan will be back
– The sequel will be around the same length as the first game: around 8-10 hours
– There might be an actual, happy ending in GV2
– There will evidently be “something surprising” in the game’s story
– The checkpoint markers in the trailer apparently look “Copen style”
– The gameplay in the trailer looks very much the same as the first game


It could be awhile before we see Azure Striker Gunvolt 2. In an update covering Mighty No. 9, it was stated that Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 “is still in the concept phase”.

We first heard about Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 at an Inti Creates fan event a couple of weeks ago. The original game launched on the 3DS eShop last August.

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