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Gal*Gun Double Peace Sells Over 100,000 Copies Worldwide

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Gal*Gunners around the world, I want to thank you from the bottom of my silly heart for helping Gal*Gun Double Peace clear 100,000 units sold worldwide! When Double Peace first came out in Japan back in 2015, I can assure you that there wasn’t single person here who thought a Gal*Gun would ever even come close to 6-digit sales numbers…and yet, here we are! I’m feeling a bit reminiscent about how this all went down, so gather ’round Gal*Gunners. It’s story time.

This Wasn’t Originally Going to Happen

When I joined Inti Creates back in September 2014, Gal*Gun Double Peace was still in development, with a summer 2015 release planned for Japan. Its predecessor, the original Gal*Gun which released on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in 2011-2012, never got a western release. So before I got my grubby hands in there, Double Peace was planned to have the same fate of a Japan-only release.

I was a huge fan of the original game, and I knew damn well that I was far from the only western gamer who enjoyed games like Gal*Gun. Turning a game that all of your superiors thought had no chance to sell overseas into one that was worth putting in all the effort required to make an international release was a tough sell, to say the least. I remember I first brought up the idea of localizing Gal*Gun Double Peace in earnest when I took my first overseas business trip with my boss. We were sitting around the airport just waiting for our plane, so I figured, now was as good a time as any to make my pitch.

It didn’t work out so well.

My boss is a super good guy, so while he was sympathetic to my desire to release the game outside of Japan, the team just didn’t have the confidence that it would sell, or even be received well at all by western gamers.

Over the next couple of months I would toss friendly reminders to the team that this was something I truly believed in, and all of that came together on August 6, 2015, which was of all days, the Japanese release date for the game.

The Tweet That Changed Gal*Gun’s Fate

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I figured that the people who cared about this game would be following the Japanese release date, so I decided it would be a good time to test the waters to see if my firm belief that my fellow westerners really DID love games like Gal*Gun held any water.

My dear, sweet Internet. Suffice to say, you did not disappoint. This little tweet that I just sent out on a whim spread like wildfire around the Internet. By the time I came into work the next day, this tweet had become our new champion in terms of views, impressions, and just about every other measurable category.  Forums, message boards, and all kinds of websites both small and large were talking about it.

“I can’t believe Inti Creates is teasing Gal*Gun!”

“I never thought this day would come!”

“There really IS a god!”

“What the hell is wrong with these guys?”

With newfound data and concrete proof that what I’ve been saying this whole time wasn’t a bunch of malarkey, I presented this to my superiors and senpais. Discussions were had, and just a few days later, we decided that we were gonna do this! Gal*Gun: Double Peace was now officially coming to the west! Woo hoo!

We were gonna do this thing the right way, with both a physical release and a digital release for PS4 and Vita, just like we did in Japan. However, as a smallish Japanese company with no offices outside of Japan, this would be pretty much impossible to do on our own. We needed an ally; a western publisher who believed in the marketability of Gal*Gun as much as we did. That’s when we met PQube.

Locked & Loaded

The good folks at PQube had been dreaming of getting Gal*Gun into the hands of gamers outside Japan ever since the first game came out, so it was a perfect match. We had a blast working on the title together (make no mistake though, it was hard work!) For me personally, being the localization director and producer on the title at the same time has been my biggest challenge in my career to date, but all the blood, sweat and overtime was well worth it! Getting to work with all the creative minds at PQube on marketing the game outside Japan, character expressions, and of course the infamous Mr. Happiness Edition of the game are easily some of my fondest memories from the project. Let me tell ya, there were a lot of laughs in those meeting where we figuring out what to include in the Mr. Happiness Edition. Hope you guys enjoyed your “screen cleaners!” ;)

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Shot Through The Heart

On August 2, 2016, Gal*Gun Double Peace was made available to fans around the world on PS4 and PS Vita, and shortly after that on Steam. The reception by you, the fans, has been nothing short of fantastic. The atmosphere surrounding the game has been incredibly positive, and fans from around the world have come out in greater numbers than we ever could have anticipated. Whether you found out about the game on your own accord, heard about it from a friend, or from the hilarious play experiences of Youtube legends like Pewdiepie and the Game Grumps, I just want to say, “THANK YOU!”

You, the Gal*Gunners around the world, have spoken. You helped me prove to everyone here at Inti once and for all that people around the world DO love Gal*Gun. It’s been an honor to work on Double Peace for you guys, and I’m looking forward to help bring Gal*Gun to the world of VR with our upcoming “Gal*Gun VR” (working title) project!

Double peace, y’all! v(^o^)v

-Matt Papa
Gal*Gun Double Peace Localization Director / Producer

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

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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Gal*Gun Promo Event Held At Tokyo Boat Racing Track

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Yesterday was Culture Day, a national holiday here in Japan, but Inti Creates employees and Gal*Gun voice actresses alike gathered together in one of the most unlikely places you can imagine: Boat Race Edogawa, a famous boat racing track on the eastern edge of Tokyo were spectators can bet their hard-earned yen on boat races just like you would at a horse racing track…only with, you know… boats!

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Gal*Gun: Double Peace is Getting a Worldwide Release

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With the release of Gal*Gun: Double Peace in Japan the other day, and the absolutely tremendous amount of support we have received in the past 48 hours, we have come to the decision that now is the time for people around the world to experience Gal*Gun! The team was completely blown away by the outpouring of love and support for this franchise from the fans outside of Japan,  and it turned out to be the final push to make a worldwide release for Gal*Gun come to be.

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