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Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 DLC Coming March 9th

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Surprise, Strikers!

At long last, the update that brings DLC functionality to both Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (and Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack version of GV2 as well) goes live on March 9th in both North America and Europe! There’s loads of new goodies available like a new song, new game mode, extra missions, and more!

Gunvolt 2 DLC List

●New Song – Stratosphere – $0.99 / €0.99

Includes a synth recipe for an item that plays the song Stratosphere by Joule and Lola when 1000+ Kudos are obtained. Additionally, the amount of credits and experience points you earn are increased by 150%!

DLC Stratosphere

●GV1 Song Set #1 – #4 – Each $0.99 / €0.99

・GV1 Song Set #1 : The song Beyond the Blue and Rouge Shimmer by Lumen
・GV1 Song Set #2 : The song Azure Door and Pain of the Past by Lumen
・GV1 Song Set #3 : The song Sakura Efflorescence and A Zip to the Moon by Lumen
・GV1 Song Set #4 : The song Nebulous Clock and Scorching Journey by Lumen

Includes synth recipes for items that play the songs when 1000+ Kudos are obtained. Additionally, the amount of credits and experience points you earn are increased by 150%!

DLC Neb Clock Scor Jour

●Additional Mission Packs – Each $1.99 / €1.89

・Missions – Merak & Carrera
・Missions – Jota & Elise
・Missions – Viper & Stratos

【For Experienced Players】
Two special missions are added to Score Attack Mode that pit you against boss characters from Azure Striker Gunvolt 1!

*Merak & Carrera

DLC Merak Carrera

* Jota & Elise

DLC Jota Elise

* Viper & Stratos

DLC Viper Stratos

・Missions – Ultimate Challenge

【For Azure Striker Gunvolt Super-Pros】
Two extremely difficult missions are added to Score Attack Mode. There may be something good in store for you if you clear them… This is recommended for players who want to experience what Gunvolt and Copen are REALLY made of!

DLC Ultimate Challenge

●Extra Mode – Speedrun Mode – $1.99 / €1.89

【For Intermediate Players】
Challenge yourself to complete the game as fast as you can in this new mode! No Prevasion, synthing or saving allowed!

DLC Speedrun

And there you have it! March 9th is shaping up to be quite a day with Gunvolt 2 DLC and Blaster Master Zero going live at the same time!

GV2 New Year’s Wallpaper & Preview of Gunvolt 2 DLC & GV2 Demo Version

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Seasons greetings once again, Strikers! The year 2017 is less than a week away, and considering this is our last day at the office before we break for the new year, we wanted to share a bunch of goodies with you before we head home! First up is the Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 New Year’s wallpaper above, which features Team Gunvolt (GV, Joule, Xiao, and Quinn) at a Japanese shrine participating in what is called hatsumodeHatsumode is the first Shinto shrine visit of the Japanese new year, and once the clock hits 12:00 on 1/1, all throughout the day you can find flocks of people making their visits at all hours of the day and night. Super popular shrines such as Kanda Shrine in Tokyo’s Akihabara district (made famous by the anime Love Live) or Meiji Shrine in the Harajuku area will have lines spanning multiple city blocks just to wait to get in.

You can download the Gunvolt 2 new year’s wallpaper from the Gunvolt 2 official website.

Today is also the release date for a  bad-ass round of Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 DLC in Japan, featuring stages with boss battles against Gunvolt 1 bosses, a new song by Joule and Lola, and a lot more! While we are still getting the DLC ready for release in North America and Europe, we wanted to give Gunvolt fans outside of Japan a better taste of what’s to come! We are hoping to have the DLC available in NA and EU sometime in January, so as soon as we have an exact date for that, we’ll be sure to announce it.

Finally, for those of you who still have not had the chance to give Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 a try (or if you wanna be able to show your friends how awesome it is, hehe), starting tomorrow 12/29, a demo version of Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 will be available on the North American 3DS eShop. We are preparing a demo version for Europe as well, so please wait just a little while longer for information regarding the demo version in Europe.

Alright, that should do it! Happy new year to all you Strikers, Masters of Blasting, and other awesome fans out there! Thank you for making 2016 a fantastic year, and we hope you will continue to enjoy our games in 2017.

 

Keep on Striking,

Matt Papa
Gunvolt Assistant Producer

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 Christmas Wallpaper & Gunvolt 1 Ver. 1.4 Patch (NA)

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Seasons Greetings, Strikers! Christmas is almost here, and once again, Azure Striker Gunvolt character artist Yoshitaka Hatakeyama delivers some GV themed holiday cheer with this new Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 Christmas wallpaper! How freakin’ cute are Joule and Lola? Thanks for the early Christmas present, Hatakeyama-san!

You can download this lovely wallpaper on the Gunvolt 2 official website!

We also have good news for the North American version of Azure Striker Gunvolt 1! After the most recent patch update, we received reports from you guys that Special Mission 5 wasn’t working, and indeed, it was not. We apologize for this error, and with this new Patch 1.4 that will be available tomorrow (12/22) on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, that error has been fixed.

We hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas! I would wish you guys a happy new year as well, but I have a feeling that you’ll be hearing from us again before the year is out…hehe :3

Keep on Striking,

Matt Papa
Gunvolt Assistant Producer

Update on the Azure Striker Gunvolt Anime OVA

Good day, Strikers! As things start wrapping up around here while we prepare to say goodbye to 2016, I wanted to take a minute to update you guys on where we stand on the Gunvolt anime OVA. We originally said in the trailer (which you can see below) that it would be released in Winter of 2016, however, due to various circumstances, releasing before the year ends is unfortunately not going to be able to happen.

Now, with that being said, the “Winter” part of that original release time-frame still holds true, we just unfortunately were unable to meet the “2016” part. We are going to release it as soon as we possibly can worldwide on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Considering the vast majority of things we need to do to release it are now done, it really won’t be much longer now.

Right now, we are aiming towards releasing the Gunvolt anime in North America, Europe, and Japan next month (January 2017), so we will keep doing what we can to make that happen. As soon as we have a release date(s) nailed down, we will share that information with you guys. Thanks for your understanding, and we hope you enjoy the anime when it comes out! :)

Keep on Striking,

Matt Papa
Gunvolt Assistant Producer

 

 

Gunvolt 2 Thanksgiving Wallpaper, Gunvolt on Sale on All Platforms, and Christmas Mode 2.0

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Happy Thanksgiving, Strikers! We got a triad of excellent announcements to share with you guys during this festive time, but before we get to that…

Being that it is Thanksgiving and all, I want to take a minute to personally thank the fans who supported us this year by buying our new releases like Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 and Gal*Gun Double Peace (or heck, our older titles too!) and coming to see us at events like Anime Expo, PAX West, or MAGFest to name a few. It’s been a very busy and exciting year for us with the release of two Inti Creates IPs this summer, and now we have our sights looking forward to the release of Blaster Master Zero and that neat stuff we have cooking for the Nintendo Switch! Oh yeah, in case you didn’t hear, we’re official dev partners for the Switch, and yes, we are really stoked about it! :)

Okay, let’s get to the announcements!

Gunvolt 2 Thanksgiving Wallpaper

As you saw above, Hatakeyama-san cranked out yet another fantastic holiday wallpaper for your enjoyment! This time we have just the members of The Seven enjoying a meal together in way that only The Seven could. Of course Desna has her Tarot cards on the table, and with Teseo busting out the selfie stick (cuz OF COURSE Teseo has a selfie stick), Ghauri has to make sure he strikes a sweet pose.

Download the Gunvolt 2 Thanksgiving wallpaper from the official GV2 website.

Gunvolt Games on Sale for 3DS and Steam

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The arrival of Black Friday and Cyber Monday mean it’s time for another sale! There’s no better time than now for you or your friends to add Azure Striker Gunvolt to your library.

As part of the Nintendo Cyber Deal sale, both Azure Striker Gunvolt and Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 can be had at a discount! The sale runs until December 5th.

Azure Striker Gunvolt (3DS) – $9.99 (33% off)
Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (3DS) – $13.49 (10% off)

As you can see from the image above, Azure Striker Gunvolt will also be a part of the legendary Steam Autumn Sale as well. The Autumn Sale runs until November 29th.

Azure Striker Gunvolt  (Steam) – $7.49 (50% off)

Speaking of Gunvolt on Steam, a familiar mode from last year is coming back, and it’s better than ever!

New “Christmas Mode 2016″ Added to Gunvolt Steam Ver.

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Do you guys remember Christmas Mode that we showed off last year during the Autumn Sale? Well, it’s back, and it’s new and improved too! Here’s a rundown of what you can expect to see:

Winter has arrived in the world of Azure Striker Gunvolt once again, and the stages have Christmas presents raining from the sky! Shoot or zap the presents to open them up, and collect the various gifts that pop out from them. The chilling cold has frozen all the stages and made the floors very slippery too, so watch your footing as you take down enemies, collect presents, and make your way to the bosses!

Presents will rain down only during specific times throughout the stage, although they particularly rain down like crazy after you destory a Hexapyle. There are other instances where presents will rain down too. For example, when the last two digits of your score are the same number, it will release a whole bunch of presents. There are other things that trigger presents too though, so keep an eye out for them!

Your total amount of presents will be tallied after you complete the opening stage and the six boss stages (Merak, Jota, Viper, Carrera, Elise, and Stratos), so collect as many presents you can and get your name up on those leaderboards!

We also made a new Christmas BGM song that will make you feel all light and fluffy inside, so we tweaked the jump mechanics a bit to reflect this feeling too! We hope you enjoy the whole new feeling that mid-air battles will take on, and a lot more, in Christmas Mode 2016!

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Here’s the new Christmas Mode in action!


 

There you have it, Strikers! We hope all this Gunvolt goodness enriches your holiday season, and that you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Keep on Striking,

Matt

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 Halloween Wallpaper Now Available

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Happy Halloween, Strikers! A few weeks ago, we held a contest on our Facebook and Twitter to determine who fans around the world would want to see featured in our new Gunvolt 2 Halloween wallpaper, and here is the amazing result!

Our contest winner Gibril takes the spotlight alongside the runner-ups Lola and Asroc. Did the cast of Gunvolt 2 dress up in the type of outfits you thought they would? What costumes would YOU like to see your favorite characters wear? For your reference, here is a list of what everyone is wearing:

Gibril – Red Riding Hood / Devil
Lola – Demon
Asroc – Patisserie
Xiao – White Rabbit (Alice in Wonderland)
Gunvolt – You’re a Wizard, GV!
Mytyl – Ghost
Teseo – Prisoner
Copen – Mad Scientist
Milas – Pirate
Zonda – Queen of Hearts
Ghauri – Michael Jackson (Thriller ver.)
Nori – Witch
Tenjian – Jiangshi
Desna – Baba Yaga
Joule –  American Comic Book style Hero
Quinn – Bunny Girl

You can download the wallpaper from the official Gunvolt 2 website!

Gunvolt 1 3DS Ver. 1.3 & Gal*Gun Double Peace Steam Ver. Patches Go Live Today

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Today is a double dose of update goodness for you guys! That’s right, two different updates for two different Inti Creates games are going live today!

First off the bat is the Ver. 1.3 patch for the Nintendo 3DS version of Azure Striker Gunvolt 1 that adds the long-awaited Japanese Voice Mode! What is Japanese Voice Mode you ask?

For those of you who are not familiar with Japanese Voice Mode, this was a mode that we created for Azure Striker Gunvolt 1 that adds in content that was regrettably removed from the initial release of the 3DS version of the game. Not only does this patch restore the voices to each and every one of the characters, but the entire game has been re-localized to better match with the addition of these voices. This mode also restores ample amounts of dialogue that was previously removed from the game that takes place as Gunvolt traverses each stage.

This mode gives a much deeper insight into who the characters are and why they are doing what they do, so I hope that you not just enjoy the Japanese Voice Mode addition, but that you develop a newfound appreciation for these fantastic characters.

To finish up this day of updates, we have an update to the Steam version of Gal*Gun Double Peace, that in addition to a few minor bug fixes, introduces that item along with many other goodies!

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That’s right, the infamous Gal*Gun Double Peace DLC will now be available to our Steam users, and we are kicking things off with the first wave of DLC that includes the legendary Pheromone Z (item that makes Houdai’s zoom sight see through the characters’ clothes), Angel’s Cutting Board (item that makes the characters’ chests smaller), and Demon’s Meat Buns (item that makes the characters’ chest bigger).

From now until we run off of goodies for you, we will be releasing a new batch of DLC every week! Here’s a schedule of what sexy goodies wait in the wings:

October 27th – DLC Set 1
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Festival Time’ Costume Set
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Bunny Kigurumi’ Costume Set
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Chinese Dress’ Costume Set
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Maid Uniform’ Costume Set
November 3rd – DLC Set 2
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Courageous Hero’ Costume Set
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Bewitching Sorceress’ Costume Set
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Revitalizing Cleric’ Costume Set
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Captivating Dancer’ Costume Set
November 10th – DLC Set 3
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Queen of Pain’ Costume Set
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Shrine Maiden’ Costume Set
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Blast from the Past’ Costume Set
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘You’re a Squid Now’ Costume Set
November 17th – DLC Set 4
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Summer Vacation’ Costume Set
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Hidden Desire’ Costume Set
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Prisoner of Love’ Costume Set
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Bear Kigurumi’ Costume Set
November 24th – “Special Edition” Items
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Ripped Uniform’ Costume Set
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Cunning Kunoichi’ Costume Set
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Wedding Dress’ Costume Set
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Sexy Ribbons’ Costume Set
•             Gal*Gun: Double Peace ‘Sakurazaki Squad 777′ Costume Set

There you have it! I hope you guys enjoy these updates to two of our beloved games!

 
Keep on Striking,

Matt

Azure Striker Gunvolt Ver. 1.3 Patch Adds Japanese Voice Mode to 3DS Digital Version

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Well Gunvolters, the time has finally come! A year ago, after releasing the Steam version of Azure  Striker Gunvolt with the Japanese Voice Mode addition, something that many of you asked for, I personally made it a mission to do whatever we could to make sure that our 3DS Gunvolt players got this feature too.

I’m sorry that it’s taken a year for us to deliver on this promise. But, I’m very happy to announce that a Version 1.3 patch that will add Japanese Voice Mode to the Nintendo 3DS version (digital download) of Azure Striker Gunvolt will release on the Nintendo 3DS eShop on Thursday October 20th!

For those of you who are not familiar with Japanese Voice Mode, this was a mode that we created for Azure Striker Gunvolt 1 that adds in content that was regrettably removed from the initial release of the 3DS version of the game. Not only does this patch restore the voices to each and every one of the characters, but the entire game has been re-localized to better match with the addition of these voices. This mode also restores ample amounts of dialogue that was previously removed from the game that takes place as Gunvolt traverses each stage.

This mode gives a much deeper insight into who the characters are and why they are doing what they do, so I hope that you not just enjoy the Japanese Voice Mode addition, but that you develop a newfound appreciation for these fantastic characters.

Keep on Striking,

Matt Papa
Assistant Producer

Introducing Gibril and Asroc, the Last 2 Members of “The Seven” + Some GV Updates

Good day to all you Azure Strikers out there! We thought it was the proper time to introduce the final two members of The Seven, but before we do that we wanna bring all you Gunvolters up to speed on what’s going on with Gunvolt right now. With the release of Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 / Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack coming up toward the end of next month on the Nintendo 3DS, we wanted to announce that pre-orders for the Striker Pack are available at Gamestop, AmazonBest Buy and others in North America! Keep in mind that the release date of the Striker Pack may extend slightly into October by a few days. As for our friends in Europe who are waiting for information about the Striker Pack there, we do not have any announcements of any kind yet, but rest assured that we haven’t forgotten about you.

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.

Oh, and one more thing. The Azure Striker Gunvolt anime is coming along nicely, and it looks AWESOME! :D

Now, without further adieu, it’s time to meet Gibril and Asroc!

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Introducing Three New Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 Characters From Eden’s “The Seven”

Greeting Strikers! Coming off the big announcements we had recently about the Azure Striker Gunvolt anime, Shovel Knight  appearing in Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, and the Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack getting a Western release courtesy of Yacht Club Games, there’s a lot of awesome Gunvolt goodness going around right now! Well, let’s add even more awesomeness to the pile, with three brand new character introductions for three of Eden’s “The Seven.” Meet Tenjian, Desna, and Milas!

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