“Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon” & “Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX” at BitSummit 2018

Bloodstained Curse of the Moon - Hero Banner (small)

Greetings from Kyoto!

At BitSummit, Japan’s biggest indie game event, we were pleased to reveal for the first time today not one, but TWO brand new games: “Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon” and “Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX”

Luminous Avenger iX - Key Art with Logo (small) copy

“Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon” is the title that we originally promised to make in tandem with Koji Igarashi during the Bloodstained Kickstarter campaign back in 2015. Mr. Igarashi’s unmatched experience with these kinds of games combined with our staff’s talent and enthusiasm for the project created a game that feels both nostalgic and like a fresh new experience at the same time.

Curse of the Moon is packed with the retro charm that made the legendary 2D action games of the 80s so enjoyable. Take control of one of four characters that can be interchanged at any time during gameplay: The sword-swinging exorcist Zangetsu, the whip-wielding heroine Miriam, the magic using alchemist Alfred, and Gebel, who can turn into a bat and take to the skies. You can experience multiple endings depending on how you interact with the characters you meet.

Luminous Avenger iX is a new title in the universe of the Gunvolt series, which began with 2014’s Nintendo 3DS eShop title “Azure Striker Gunvolt,” which was followed by 2016’s “Azure Striker Gunvolt 2.” This new title sees Gunvolt series anti-hero “Copen” take the starring role. The Inti Creates team is hard at work on this project centering around this popular character from the Gunvolt universe, and more details are to be announced this summer, so look forward to hearing more info soon!

Visit the homepage for “Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon” here for all the details, and check out the trailer below!

 

Visit the homepage for “Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX” here, and check out the teaser trailer below!

 

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/ZEROthefirst ZEROthefirst

    Any chance on a physical type of release of Gunvolt Chronicles when it’s nearing release ;)

  • Yesid Danilo Chaverra Saldarri

    any chance for gunvolt chronicles to be in 3ds?

    • Bobby/Godless

      Nope.

  • Rockman

    Why iX?, in the trailer is pronounced as X. the “i”, what is that for?.

    • Suzaku

      Japanese is イクス (icks) instead of エックス (ecks).

      Incidentally, they did the same in the Rockman X Mega Mission series when the evil clone of X was created. Both are just written as “X” in Japanese, but the real one is ecks and the fake one is icks. Fan translations always called the fake one iX to differentiate them.

      • Rockman

        But why keep the “i” for the english title?.

        • Suzaku

          The Japanese title is written as X with furigana indicating that it’s pronounced “icks” instead of the normal X (ecks). English doesn’t have furigana so they have to show it’s not pronounced X (ecks) somehow.

          • Rockman

            But in the english trailer the narrator says “ecks” not “icks”, isn’t it?. Or at least sounds like “ecks” to me.

  • MyBodyIsReady

    No Playstation release of Luminous Avenger? Feels bad. Oh well Bloodstained looks cool