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Keiji Inafune's Azure Striker Gunvolt Will Not Have English Voices

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
2D side-scroller to debut in N. America & Japan this summer

The official Twitter account for Keiji Inafune's Azure Striker Gunvolt game confirmed on Sunday that the North American release will not include an English voice track as originally planned. The game will instead include the Japanese voices for battle scenes.

The 2D side-scrolling action game will debut in North America as well as Japan this summer. A European release is scheduled to follow.

The developers describe the story as follows:

In the near future, a new type of psychic power has emerged. A powerful conglomerate, the Sumeragi Group, has brought peace and order to the world. But through its cruel subjegation of those possessing these powers. A psychic boy named Gunvolt has joined a rebel force to strike back. His goal is to free the world from Sumeragi's control. Gunvolt's ability is lightning. He can fire lightning rods at his enemies and zap them.

One day, Gunvolt is ordered to kill virtual pop star Lumen. But he learns that Lumen is the avatar of Joule, a psychic girl. He hesitates to kill her, and this changes his destiny.

He faces psychic opponents. Melac creates wormholes for unpredictable attacks. Daytona strikes with explosions and powerful leap attacs. As Gunvolt fights, his true powers slowly begin to awaken.

The game was announced at the BitSummit independent game festival in Kyoto. Inafune serves as executive producer and action supervisor for the game. Yoshihisa Tsuda (Megaman X2, Megaman Zero) is directing, Yoshitaka Hatakeyama (Megaman 9) is responsible for the art, Ippō Yamada is providing the music, and Aizu is producing the game. It is slated for release via the Nintendo 3DS shop in Japan.

[Via Siliconera]

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