Greetings, Strikers! It’s been about a month since the last release we did where we introduced some of the characters in Azure Striker Gunvolt 2. Today, we are happy to introduce to you three brand new characters! Let’s meet Xiao Wu, Mytyl, and Nori!
With the big announcement revealed yesterday in regards to Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in Japan, I thought now would be as good a time as any to bring our wonderful fans outside of Japan up to speed on what’s going on with GV2.
How did you folks like the main visual that we released for Azure Striker Gunvolt 2? As you can see, there are a ton of new characters that will make their debut in this game, but there are some familiar faces too! Today, we are going to introduce the two Muses of Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, Joule and a brand new character, Lola!
In honor of our 20th anniversary, we are extraordinarily happy to announce that Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 is striking its way onto the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Summer 2016! Since we initially announced that we are making a sequel to Gunvolt back at our Inti Creates Fan Fest last year, we have been looking forward to this day!
It’s hard to believe that it has been six months since the game’s release on Steam, but alas, here we are with the Azure Striker Gunvolt Steam version final monthly update. We’ve cooked up two brand new play modes for the game that are sure to give everyone who plays the game a fresh new experience, whether you are a seasoned Gunvolt pro or someone who has yet to be able to traverse Sumeragi’s treacherous stages. Let’s have a closer look at the new Easy Mode and Hard Mode!
It’s been quite the busy month here at Inti Creates, what with the big announcements of Gal*Gun: Double Peace being confirmed for North America and Europe in 2016 and Inti Creates sound team going to MAGFest! But we’re not done with the announcements yet! For our 5th monthly update to the Steam version of Azure Striker Gunvolt, a shiny new Speedrun Mode takes the stage: Point Blank.
As you may have saw from our big announcement the other day, we are VERY excited to be attending MAGFest 2016! This will be our sound team’s first ever event appearance outside of Japan, and with the two huge concerts that we have planned (Lumen Super Live 2016 and Inti Creates 20th Anniversary Special Concert), it’s going to be an event for the ages! As International Affairs Coordinator, it gives me such great joy to be able to present our super talented sound team, III (pronounced like “Triple Eye”), to the amazing fans who have been supporting them for years who have never had the chance to see them in person.
It’s been a pleasure to work with MAGFest to get this all planned and put together. Making this happen has been a goal of mine ever since I began working here at Inti Creates, and it’s so exciting to see it coming to fruition! I speak for the entire sound team when I say that they are really excited to rock your socks off and meet fans from outside of Japan. Also, in case you missed it, the lead character artist for Gunvolt, Mr. Hatakeyama, did a Lumen Super Live concert poster! My goodness, it’s GORGEOUS!
We hope to see you there in crowd at MAGFest! GET HYPE!
Keep on Striking,
Happy Holidays Strikers! We hope that you had a festive time with the Christmas Mode that we added in the last update, and that you are enjoying the 50% sale going on right now in the Steam Holiday Sale. But now that Christmas is essentially over, Christmas Mode will go into hibernation, and an electrifying new Speed Run mode will make its debut. Introducing Speed Run Mode: Perma-Anthem!
It’s hard to believe that 2016 is the 20th anniversary of Inti Creates! To celebrate this momentous milestone for our company, the Inti Creates sound team, aka III (pronounced “Triple I”), will be putting on two special concerts in Tokyo this winter!
To those of you who have had their PC version of Azure Striker Gunvolt flagged as having a virus, we have some information for you.
We have looked into this extensively, and came to the inclusion that this is a false positive indication from these antivirus programs. Before anything goes live on Steam, gets encrypted, etc., we run the program through over 50 different types of virus detection programs, and we have never had any issues. Something that has happened during the encryption process (we use official Steam tools for this process) is producing a result that is triggering antivirus programs to identity the program (gv_win.exe) as a Trojan.
We can officially say with great confidence that there is no virus attached to the game, and that this is a simple case of a false positive reading. This is a pretty rare scenario from what we have seen, however, in a future update we will include counter-measures to prevent this from happening again. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this situation, and hope that you will continue to enjoy Azure Striker Gunvolt.