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Azure Striker Gunvolt

Inti Creates confirmed yesterday that Nintendo of America has Azure Striker Gunvolt, and a US release date would be revealed soon. Now we know when the announcement will be taking place: next Monday.

Inti Creates wrote on Twitter:


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Coming to Japan in only two weeks, Famitsu has a nice spread on Azure Striker Gunvolt in it’s latest issue, detailing the story and providing a few screenshots. As always we’ll have a translation on that article as it surfaces.

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Nintendo of America has signed off on Azure Striker Gunvolt, meaning the game should be launching in the states fairly soon. On that note, Inti Creates intends to announce a release date soon.

The company shared today’s update on Twitter:


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Inti Creates recently unveiled Lumen’s songs for Azure Striker Gunvolt. The first, “Beyond the Blue” can be listened to above at the start of the video. “Reincarnation” follows at around the 9-minute mark.

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Azure Striker Gunvolt is coming out in Japan on August 20. Siliconera reports that the North American launch will take place “in the weeks that follow, if all goes as planned.”

At the moment, Inti Creates is currently working on plans for a potential European release, which may include several languages – unlike the North American version.

Inti Creates CEO Takuya Aizu has also commented on the decision to have partial voice-acting for Azure Striker Gunvolt in North America. This edition of the game only has voices during the action portions. There will not be any voices during conversations.

About a day ago, Inti Creates released another batch of screenshots and information for Azure Striker Gunvolt. The latest details, which have since been translated, can be found after the break.

Inti Creates published a new batch of Azure Striker Gunvolt screenshots and art, which you can find in the gallery above. We also have a final Japanese release date: August 20. The game is priced at 1,960 yen.

Inti Creates was originally planning on including English voices in the North American release of Azure Striker Gunvolt. However, this is no longer in the cards.

The official Azure Striker Gunvolt Twitter account confirms:


Separate from the topic of voice acting, Inti Creates said that Azure Striker Gunvolt won’t have DLC.


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Siliconera has translated another round of details about Azure Striker Gunvolt, with the Dart Gun taking the focus this time around. Here’s a roundup of the latest information:

– Gunvolt’s primary weapon is the Lightning Ring
– Aim the ring by using Gunvolt’s Dart Gun to shoot enemies and tag them as targets first
– Flight path and number of enemies you can lock on to changes depending on the kind of cartridges loaded into the Dart Gun
– At least 5 darts in the game

Violet Dragon

– Standard dart
– Automatic fire
– 3 lock-ons

Water Dragon

– Fires in one of five directions
– Ricochets around the screen
– Holding down the fire button changes the firing direction
– 1 lock-on

King Cobra

– Holding down the fire button charges a shot that can pierce through enemies
– Up to 5 lock-ons
– This is one of the attacks that can be powered up using equipment

Teknos

– Fire 2 darts at the same time
– One goes up and travels along the ceiling, while the other goes down and travels along the floor
– 2 lock-ons

Hydra

– A small drone hovers behind Gunvolt, firing darts in seven directions
– Up to 8 lock-ons

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Siliconera has translated a new round of details about Azure Striker Gunvolt. You can find them rounded up below.

– Make new equipment with materials you collect
– Get rewards with materials based on your score and rank
– You’ll earn rewards at the Results Screen after every mission
– Use materials at the Store Screen to make items
– Over 70 equippable items
– 5 ranks at the end of each mission
– C, B, A, S and SS ranks
– Each rank depends on your score
– Each one also comes with a certain amount of materials and credits
– In order to get a higher score, you’ll need to keep an eye on your Kudos and your completion time
– Get a 50% score bonus by setting a new completion time record for a mission
– Equipment examples:

Ring of Flight: Allows GV to jump once in mid-air at the cost of 150 EP
Ring of Double Flight: Allow GV to jump twice in mid-air using 100 EP
Ring of Airwalking: Allows GV to dash in mid-air for 150 EP

Feather Pendant: You start with this item. It allows the use of Afterimage
Pendant of Stoicism: Prevents stun when hit
Pendant of Wrath: Increases Lightning Ring damage, but raises EP cost

Vitality Lenses: Healing and recovery items restore more than usual
Control Lenses: Lightning Ring costs less EP
Prodigy Lenses: Recover SP (Skill Points) faster
Cobra Lenses: Reduces time needed to charge “King Cobra” attacks

– Equip/remove equipment at any time from the Pause Menu
– Game has optional quests that you can complete in each mission
– Doing these will reward you with additional materials and credits
– Can accept up to 3 quests at a time
– All quests are optional
– Won’t be penalized for failing a quest
– Each mission has Medals hidden throughout
– Each Medal you find will give you more materials and credits at the end of the mission

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