Azure Striker Gunvolt |OT| thunderbolts and lightning, very very frightening

#1




Genre: Mega Man-esque Zap'n'Tag
Platform: 3DS eShop
Developer/Publisher: Inti Creates
Release Date: 8/29/14 (NA), 8/20/14 (JP)
Price: $14.99 (includes Mighty Gunvolt through 11/28/14)
Blocks: 2,623 (NA), 3,150 (JP)
No. of players: 1
Official site: http://gunvolt.com/en/index.html
Special thanks to: kubus, for all of the amazing headers in the OT!
Japanese Impressions Thread: click here



In the near future, wielders of a new type of psychic power, known as “Seventh,” have emerged. Initially, it was believed that these gifted individuals would bring chaos to the world; however, a powerful conglomerate, the Sumeragi Group, has brought peace and order to the world.

…and this peace from Sumeragi came from the sacrifice of the psychics, a forced detention called “Psychic Protection,” where inhumane experiments were performed for the sake of “research”.

While all the actions of the Sumeragi group were carried out in confinement, it didn’t take long for a certain organization to uncover the truth and begin their resistance against the conglomerate. This group is known as the private militia, “Feather."

This anti-Sumeragi resistance group was made from a human rights group consisting of foreign psychics. The protagonist “Gunvolt” is also one of the psychics of Feather. The story begins when Gunvolt refuses his order to eradicate the virtual idol “Cyber Diva Morpho,” created by Sumeragi.
















Azure Striker Gunvolt Introduces Its Heroes And Evil-Doers

Azure Striker Gunvolt’s Anime And Manga Influences

Why Gunvolt And Mighty No. 9’s Developer Makes Games For Kids

Check Out Some Concept Art From Azure Striker Gunvolt

Azure Striker Gunvolt Has Some Kickass Bosses

Keiji Inafune Talks About His Contribution To Azure Striker Gunvolt

Azure Striker Gunvolt: The Mega Man Legacy Lives On









Latest Official Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAClxYeHqMU

GB Quicklook:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOxX2iW-TCY



Reviews coming soon!



FREE with purchase of ASG through 11/28/14.

[MGV] is our little way of thanking our fans for buying Gunvolt, and supporting this kind of classic Japanese-style 2D action gaming that we don't want to see disappear. We hope it'll give a big smile — and maybe a laugh or two — to anyone who remembers the 8-bit days fondly, or even those just curious on what they missed out on back in the 'good old days.'
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Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83NH58_Y2u0
 

Vanillalite

Ask me about the GAF Notebook
#12
Well I have the credit banked for this. Probably will wait for more NA impressions of the game.

The GAFers that got the game on the Japanese eShop were very luke warm on this one. Most people were enjoying it near as much as they had hoped. Nobody hated it mind you, but impressions seemed so average across the board.

I have $20 banked in my eshop wallet so I'm good to go if NA impressions are more favorable.
 
#14
I hope this game is not as easy as the way it looked in that Giant Bomb video. When I first saw this I got Megaman ZX vibes and those games were very hard, I hope this follows suit.
 

Zonic

Gives all the fucks
#21
Sure hope this is fun. Heard rather mixed/"eeh" reactions in the Japanese Impressions thread. At the very least, that Mighty Gunvolt crossover looks fun & makes the $15 price seem like a better deal.
 
#22
I hope this game is not as easy as the way it looked in that Giant Bomb video. When I first saw this I got Megaman ZX vibes and those games were very hard, I hope this follows suit.
The guys from 8-4 mentioned that the depth in this game doesn´t come from actual survival, but getting high scores.

Which is completely fine with me. I have never rage-quitted a game harder than MMZ2, and I really enjoy score-based games like most modern shmups. A score-based action platformer is something that I never really played, unlike all these OMG SO HARD!!!-style platformers recently.

I much prefer depth from scoring systems rather than sheer difficulty.
 
#29
Wait is Mighty Gunvolt included in the USA version? Or even released for US?

I want that game more than Gunvolt now lol
Yep, it'll be included for free through 11/28. If it's anything like the JP release, the code for it will be included on the eShop receipt when you purchase ASG.

thanks again Maxcriden and Kubus for taking over this for me, wonderful OT
My pleasure, injurai!

For people who haven't seen the old thread yet. Here is a link to the Japanese import GAFer impresions thread!

Japanese Impressions Thread!
Oh, yes, thank you. I'll add that to the OP!
 
#35
I was excited for this but after reading the import impressions I'm now wary of the game. I was expecting a MMZ type of games and instead you have to play it like a score/time attack game :/
 
#42
I'm really looking forward to it, but no EU date yet means I'll be waiting. Kinda sucks that this and Shovel Knight doesn't have an EU date for the eShop yet, I really want to play it on my 3DS.
 
#43
Great OT!

At first I was a little disappointed to learn that Gunvolt isn't the spiritual successor to MMZ I once expected it to be, but now I'm just eager to dive in. Seems like an interesting twist on the formula, and from what I can tell, it's surprisingly dense with a number of different mechanics to enhance replayability.

But while I'm over how mechanically different it is from MMZ, I'm getting the impression the world building/storytelling/characterization aren't nearly as charming, and that still stings. I've always found the combination of goofiness and sincerity in the MMZ lore pretty endearing, but from the little I've seen, Gunvolt's manages to be both lacking in personality and really obtrusive. Hopefully the NA version did meaningfully improve on at least the latter thing.
 
#45
I was excited for this but after reading the import impressions I'm now wary of the game. I was expecting a MMZ type of games and instead you have to play it like a score/time attack game :/
Good thing after watching gameplay videos I never expected it to be MMZ. It was clearly an "alternative" sort of action game. I dunno, it could be neat, it could be junk. I'll find out in a week!
 
#50
Watched the QL for this and actually pretty interested. The animations on stuff look flashy and fun. Pleasantly surprised to see it's only $15, especially with the bonus game included.

Probably gonna buy it tomorrow :)