Inti Creates has announced Gunvolt Records Cychronicle, the first spinoff game in the Azure Striker Gunvolt franchise.
The new music-rhythm game is launching on February 15th, 2024 across Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5. A price is set at $14.99.
Gunvolt Records Cychronicle will be playable at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, which runs from September 21st through the 24th.
Here’s a rundown on the game, plus its reveal trailer:
What is GUNVOLT RECORDS Cychronicle?
GUNVOLT RECORDS Cychronicle is new rhythm music game starring the songstresses of the Azure Striker Gunvolt series, Lumen, Lola, and Luxia singing music from the series’s rich history.
Players will time their button presses to a barrage of notes along two different lanes to earn high scores. The dual analog controls sync with the characters dancing in the 3D backgrounds for a fully immersive experience.
A new rhythm experience where you’re in sync with the Muses!
The notes flowing from the top of the screen come in various types: push the buttons to Tap Notes and Hold Notes, and move the sticks with Flick Notes and Slide Notes.
When you’re flicking in 8 different directions and sliding in arcs on the analog sticks, your movements will synchronize with the dancing divas in the background, just as if you were dancing along with them.
In addition to gamepad controls, the Nintendo Switch version will feature an optional touchscreen mode as well.
Includes a sound player with full length vocal tracks!
All included tracks and planned DLC are selected from the vast library of acclaimed vocal tracks from the Gunvolt series, including tracks used in the series 5 games, CD-only releases, and Gunvolt animated feature.
Players can listen to any of the music included in the game freely in the in-game music player. Use the included repeat and playlist functions to create your own listening mix!
The Muses add their charm and elegance!
The Muses, Lumen and Lola, alongside The Djinn, Luxia, dance with enchanting movement and provide their voices for a complete experience.
Should repeated misses cause you to fail a song, their Anthem abilities will revive your run, allowing players of any skill level to enjoy the rhythm gameplay without worry.
- The Muse, Lumen: Megu Sakuragawa – A popular, down-to-earth virtual idol affiliated with the Sumeragi Group. Lumen frequently puts on virtual concerts as part of her idol life.
- The Muse, Lola: Mayu Mineda – Normally a flying battle pod who controls a multitude of tiny machines in combat, Lola also transforms into a humanoid Muse form. She uploads her own songs to the internet where she takes on the identity of the virtual idol known as The
Muse of Hope.
- The Djinn, Luxia: Rico Sasaki – The manifestation of the mysterious girl Layla’s powers, Luxia performs as the ATEMS organization’s songstress. She has a free-spirited personality, and tends to throw concerts without warning according to her own personal whims.
Scenes from the series create a nostalgic musical journey!
In addition to the music videos of the songstresses, songs can be played featuring gameplay footage and scenes from the Azure Striker Gunvolt series.
Different songs will feature various gameplay videos, giving series fans a nostalgic look at past experiences, and new fans a look into the games where the enchanting singers made their debuts.