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Inti Creates has come out with a new trailer for Azure Striker Gunvolt 2. Check out the latest video below.

The developers behind Bloodstained have returned with a new Kickstarter update. In this month’s message, the team goes over weapon animations. Currently, the plan is “to add a number of basic weapon animations, which will vary depending on the weapon you have equipped.”

Here’s a look at this in action based on development so far:

And more details about weapon animations:

Last August, Inti Creates said that Azure Striker Gunvolt would be receiving an update which would add Japanese voices. Although it has still yet to be released, the good news is that it’s still on the way. Moreover, the Japanese voice mode will absolutely be included in the Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack.

Here’s the news from Inti Creates:

“Also, in regards to the Japanese Voice Mode for Azure Striker Gunvolt 1 on the 3DS, we are sorry that it is taking as long as it has to give you any concrete information. At this point, we can tell you that the Japanese Voice Mode will definitely be included in the Striker Pack for sure. Just like the Steam version, it will have all of the voices back in place and the new translation to go along with said voices. As for any sort of patch/update to the digital version of GV1, as soon as we have something for you, we will not hesitate to announce it.”

Speaking of the Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack, it’s late September launch isn’t entirely set in stone. According to Inti Creates, it “may extend slightly into October by a few days.”

Lastly, aside from that, today’s news update also includes official details on the Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 bosses¬†Gibril and Asroc. Head past the break for the latest on these two characters.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 has just a little more ways to go before its ready for release. Today, Inti Creates introduced a pair of new characters: Asrock and Jibryll. An official update on the two should be shared soon, but both are confirmed to be new bosses in the game.

Here’s a look at both:

Asrock’s stage was actually shown during yesterday’s episode of Denjin Getcha. You can find that recording below, along with another look at the opening stage.

Inti Creates wrapped up another live stream a little while ago that provided another look at Azure Striker Gunvolt 2. A recording can be found below, containing more gameplay (and song previews).

Update: Bumped to the top. Inti Creates now has a post up with official English information here. It doesn’t have information on moves or stages though. We still have that below.

Inti Creates has shared another round of details about Azure Striker Gunvolt 2. The latest information pertains to three bosses: Tenjian, Desna, and Milas.

Here are screenshots of all three:

And the details:

“Frozen Sword” Tenjian

Tenjian has the ability “All Freeze”, which naturally freezes everything. He likes to speak with idioms, and he uses seven ice swords with varying shapes. Since he has excellent ingenuity, he’s considered the de facto leader of G7. Tenjian’s blades have an extremely cold temperature that is even lower than absolute zero, and any objects touching them will lose the particle flexibility and be cut in an instant.

Tenjian’s attacks:

– Eihyozan (Shadow Ice Slash)
Close-range attack with the straight sword. The slash becomes an ice wall and remains there.
– Engetsurin (Circle Moon)
Long-range attack with two moon rings. Has looping trajectories that will confuse the player.
– Toretsudan (Frozen Ardent Cut)
Unpredictable falling attack that continues with stabbing attack with double-edged sword.
– All Freeze
Tenjian’s Seventh Sense which freezes the surrounding area for an instant. Be careful of the slippery floor.
– Hyoka Setsudan (Ice Flower Cut)
Tenjian’s strongest technique. He traps the player inside an ice pillar with All Freeze, then crushes the pillar.

Tenjian’s stage: Freeze -Frozen City-

Tenjian takes over a giant hotel and engulfs an entire city with ice. Gunvolt and Copen each infiltrate the hotel in order to save the city. Despite having the same enemy, the two are also in conflict against each other, so they might inevitably clash here.

“Towering Blonde” Desna

Desna has the ability Tangle Hair, which allows her to control her shape-shifting hair. She believes in astrology, and joined Eden because of a ‘Star Oracle’. Her divinations have high accuracy, and a lot of Eden members believe in those. She is revered as an idol by some people, but she herself doesn’t have that conscience.

Desna’s attacks:

– Neo Wulf
She extends her hardened hair like a blade.
– See-Through Bang
Long-range attack where she splits her hair into multiple small drills, and launches them against Copen.
– Twist
She makes her hair gigantic and spins them to form a tornado and approaches Copen. She is invincible during Twist, so player should focus on avoiding.
– Grunge Wave
Hides some hair on the ground and then points them up.
– Entangle Blonde
Desna’s special skill. A large-scale attack where she stretches her hair all around to trap Copen. Once Copen is caught, a swarm of hair whips will assault him.

Desna’s stage: Sky Tower -Tangled-

Desna captures Sumeragi’s orbital elevator as she aims for the research data of Cyber Diva inside it. Copen goes to the Sky Tower to prevent the data from falling into Eden’s hands.

“Flowing Merman” Milas

Milas has the ability “Liquid” which controls fluids. An eccentric man who loves the sea, he supports Eden while working for the ocean preservation. He is hearty and has good character so he’s yearned by many friends, but he has no mercy towards his enemies. The Seventh Wave Liquid was originally supposed to be able to control any kind of fluid to an extent. But perhaps due to Milas’ characteristics, he can only control water and seawater well.

Milas’ attacks:
– Aqua Trident
He stabs his trident on the floor to raise a water blade from the ground.
– Harp Boomerang
He changes the harp on his waist to a boomerang and throws it.
– Splash Dash
A high-speed movement that raises a large quantity of water spray. If the player gets pushed by the spray and hits the trident, they will fall victim to the water blade.
– Vortex Slash
He launches multiple water tornadoes. When Gunvolt is trapped in one of them, a Harp Boomerang will go after him.
– Hydro Zapper
Shoots a special electrolyte at super-high pressure. Touching it will cause an overheat, so avoid it at all costs.
– Aqua Avatar
Milas’ special skill. Assaults Gunvolt with multiple water copies. Can the player distinguish between the real and copy bodies in this composite attack?

Milas’ stage: Raging Stream -Water-

Gunvolt receives a report that Eden members have entered an underground waterway. Their aim is assumed to be cutting the lifeline by capturing the water supply facility. Gunvolt tries to infiltrate the underground waterway to prevent large-scale terrorism.

Inti Creates once again showed Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 during a live stream in Japan. Check out some additional gameplay below.

Azure Striker Gunvolt has topped 170,000 copies sold on 3DS, Inti Creates announced today. The previous milestone was 160,000 in late May.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 is due out on September 30. Yacht Club Games will publish Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack on the same day, which is a physical version of both titles.


Koji Igarashi was present at BitSummit this past weekend to show off Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. During the event, Igarashi was featured playing the game’s demo under certain restrictions. He needed to complete it under five minutes, without killing enemies (aside from the boss needed to progress), and without using backdashes and healing potions.

Here’s a look at his run:


Update: Here’s Yacht Club’s official video:

Strangely it’s about half as long, so we’ve kept our original recording in place.

Inti Creates and Yacht Club Games are teaming up for the Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack in the west. But the two sides are working together on a second collaboration that was unveiled at BitSummit today.

During a Nindies panel at the event, a trailer was shown for amiibo support in Azure Striker Gunvolt 2. The video, posted below, highlights how players can challenge Shovel Knight to a fight while controlling Copen or Gunvolt.

The Shovel Knight sprite was designed by well-known pixel artist Masaya Suzuki from Inti Creates. Suzuki has worked on classic series including Breath of Fire and Mega Man Zero.

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