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

Inti Creates and Sunsoft Team Up to Create “Blaster Master Zero”, Coming Spring 2017 to 3DS

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Inti Creates takes the reigns on the rebirth of the Blaster Master series with “Blaster Master Zero”

At our 20th Anniversary Fan Festa event held in Ichikawa, Japan, we announced that we will be releasing a new game titled Blaster Master Zero that will release on the Nintendo 3DS eshop in Spring 2017!

We acquired the license to the original Blaster Master game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988 by Sunsoft, and began work on a new title for the series.

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Using the original Blaster Master game as a base, we are setting out to create a fully 8-bit experience in a way that both hearkens back to the golden age of the NES and uses the current generation hardware to optimize and power up the game for the players of today. This of course includes new areas and bosses, and new gameplay elements such as extra sub-weapons, improved gameplay when battling outside of your SOPHIA 3rd tank, a more robust scenario, refined and expanded exploration mechanics, and more.

Everything is starting again from “zero”, so stay tuned for more Blaster Master Zero announcements coming soon!

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Story

In the near future on planet Earth…

Many kinds of creatures once coexisted on this verdant planet, but after countless wars and untold environmental destruction, the planet was plunged into an ice age, and humanity was left with no choice but to migrate en masse underground.

When the ice age finally came to an end, humanity begin developing methods while they were living underground to one day restore their planet to the lush green landscape it once was. During this time, a large mysterious comet fell to the earth, but the progress of restoring their lost ecosystem was coming along well, and humanity was eventually able to live on the surface once again.

Several hundred years have passed since then.

Enter a young man named Jason Frudnick, a genius in the field of robotic engineering. One day, he came upon a creature he had never seen before. No records of this creature existed, so with his interest in this mysterious creature piqued, Jason named it “Fred” and began to observe it closely. But, after some time had passed it found a way to escape.

Jason gave chase, and before he knew it he had stumbled into the subterranean world where humanity once resided. A large vehicle awaited him there.

Almost as if this vehicle with the name “SOPHIA 3rd” on the side was inviting him in, the door the cockpit opened up. In order to bring Fred back, Jason hopped into SOPHIA 3rd and set out on his adventure.

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Hop in your armored tank SOPHIA 3rd and begin the search for Fred!

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Strange mutants inhabit this subterranean world.

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Search high and low to discover various dungeons and items. Exit the SOPHIA 3rd to enter the dungeons.

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You will be able to change your gun while inside a dungeon. Earn many different types of new weapons as you progress through your adventure.

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Gun Level 6 is an explosive lightning-based attack called the “Striker”!

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Defeat the horde of baddies before they surround you!  Use the terrain to your advantage and exterminate them!

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Your mobility will be greatly reduced in the water. Use a sub-weapon that looks like it’ll help you make your way through.

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Defeat sub-bosses to earn power ups for both Jason and SOPHIA 3rd!

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The showdown with the Area 1 boss, Chlameatle!

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Use the Hyper Shot obtained from a defeated boss to power up the main cannon! You may just find yourself able to defeat previously unbeatable enemies.

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There are certain places that Jason can only enter by exiting SOPHIA 3rd.

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Jason can also attack when outside of SOPHIA 3rd! Let those bullets fly!

Fact Sheet

TitleBlaster Master Zero
HardwareNintendo 3DS eShop
GenreAction
RatingESRB Rating Pending
DeveloperInti Creates
Release DateSpring 2017
# of Players1 Player
PriceTBD
Homepagehttp://blastermaster-zero.com

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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Inti Creates Will Be at Anime Expo 2016 With a Booth and Panels!

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That’s right, we’re going to Anime Expo for the first time ever, and we will have the biggest presence we have ever had at a show outside of Japan…ever! We will have a double-sized booth on the show floor, and by our powers combined with our Gal*Gun publishing partners at pQube, we will have even more awesome stuff at the show! Here’s a full breakdown of all the Inti Creates stuff you’ll find at Anime Expo 2016!

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Gal*Gun Double Peace Coming to Europe 7/15, North America 7/19

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At long last, Gal*Gun Double Peace has a finalized release date that we can share with you all! As the title says, Gal*Gun Double Peace will be available in Europe on 7/15, and in North America on 7/19!

As for where you can order the game and if pre-order bonuses or limited edition is available, it will vary by region/country. We encourage European fans to check with their local retailers in their country. For North America, the standard version of the game can be ordered through Amazon or Video Games Plus! Video Games Plus also has a pre-order bonus available with limited DLC and an art book! The DLC includes the following costume sets: Cunning Kunoichi, Wedding Dress, Sexy Ribbons, Sakurazaki Squad 777, and Ripped Uniform

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Read the full press release from our publisher pQube below:

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Official Azure Striker Gunvolt Merchandise Now Available From Fangamer

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We are extremely happy to announce that official Azure Striker Gunvolt merchandise is now available through our our friends at Fangamer! Fangamer is known throughout the gaming community for their high quality merch and impeccable customer service, and we are delighted to work with them to bring all BRAND NEW Gunvolt merchandise to you.

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