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Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 release date set for July 2022

Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 release date

Publisher and developer Inti Creates announced the Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 release date is set for July 2022.

The Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 release date is set for July 28th, 2022 on Nintendo Switch. A price point is set at $29.99, and a physical version will be offered by Limited Run Games.

Here’s a new trailer:

Here’s a rundown on the game:

New protagonist Kirin fights along side Gunvolt, allowing players to switch characters on the fly, adding a new element to the series’ high-speed 2D action gameplay. Familiar faces will return as “Image Pulses”, a new system that
allows players to use characters from Gunvolt’s past in combat with over 150 varieties available! Thanks to the cooperation of Keiji Inafune (LEVEL5 comcept CCO), series Executive Producer/Action Supervisor, INTI CREATES has evolved Gunvolt 3’s action to exceed the expectations of modern players on the Nintendo Switch platform. Players will be blown away by the speedy and precise action on display in Azure Striker Gunvolt 3!

Story

In the near-future, humanity awoke to a new power known as “Septima.” Humans with this power became known as “Adepts,” and steadily increased in number as new Adepts were born. An organization of these Adepts, “Eden,” attempted to secure their supremacy over the world, only to have their ambitions ended at the hands of Gunvolt. However, at the end of the countless battles, Gunvolt found himself unwillingly evolved to a new power beyond Septimas.

Shadow Yakumo, a secretive sister organization of the Sumeragi Group, eventually caught wind of the birth of this next level power. Shadow Yakumo then ordered their battle priestess Kirin to stop Gunvolt’s awakening by sealing him with her Septima, Radiant Fetters.

“…You’ll be taking full responsibility for what’s about to occur.”

Key Features

Satisfying swordplay meets light-speed superpowers!

New star Kirin is a skilled with a blade, focusing on quick sword fighting and throwing enchanted talismans to weaken enemies. She can close any gap and destroy foes instantly with her powerful “Arc Chain” ability, the ultimate combination of mobility with a satisfying finishing blow.

Gunvolt’s classic gameplay returns as you tag enemies with darts to lock-on for powerful electric attacks. But that’s not all; Gunvolt also brings new show-stopping Voltaic Arts! Rip through enemies with his “Spark Dash” or use his “Lightning Assault” to instantly warp with a lightning strike – and more.

Switch between both characters as you play to experience the exhilarating 2D action your own way. And if Kirin happens to run out of health, Gunvolt will rampage out of control, bringing cathartic destruction even in defeat!

New songs from “The Muse” Lumen heat up the battle!

Put on a show with your gameplay to earn “Kudos” points and the virtual pop idol Lumen will start a performance of her own! Gunvolt’s own “Muse” will appear and sing for Kirin and Gunvolt, rousing their fighting spirits while replacing the stage track with a vocal pop song!“ 7 brand new songs are included alongside a large selection of classic songs from the series.

Kirin and Gunvolt’s team-up creates a new power – “Image Pulse”!

Collect enough “Image Chips” to create “Image Pulses” and give form to Gunvolt’s memories. Image Pulses allow you to summon comrades and rivals from Gunvolt’s past to attack, grant abilities, and more. Over 150 different Pulses exist to be collected, giving players exciting rewards for taking on and replaying Gunvolt 3’s challenges.

The thrilling near-future dystopian story plays out in real-time with “Story Mode+”!

As the world‘s only Adept with the power to seal others’ Septimas, Kirin dispatches on a mission from her organization, Shadow Yakumo, to deal with the one-and-only Gunvolt. The Adept once known as the Azure Striker, Gunvolt has transformed into a “Primal Dragon” and been sealed behind 1000 sacred swords. As the story progresses, more and more fascinating characters take the stage, delivering fully voiced dialogue without stopping the high-paced action thanks to the Story Mode+ system. Characters will talk and banter during gameplay, allowing their personalities to shine and the story to develop without diluting the pure action gameplay.

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