Keiji Inafune's Azure Striker Gunvolt Heads West on August 29
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Keiji Inafune's Azure Striker Gunvolt game will debut in North America on August 29, about one week after its release in Japan. It will retail for US$15. A European release is scheduled to follow with French, Italian, German, and Spanish text.
The developers describe the story:
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.