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Footage of Rad Retro Spin-Off Mighty Gunvolt Emerges

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

A free extra with Azure Striker Gunvolt in Japan and NA

Update:

It's now been confirmed (thanks Tiny Cartridge) that this Mighty Gunvolt game will also be free for those that buy Azure Striker Gunvolt in North America.

Original Article:

Fans of pixel-based 2D action games that happen to also be North American 3DS owners are surely on alert, as Azure Striker Gunvolt arrives in the region on 28th August. The latest project from Inti Creates, with consultancy from Keiji Inafune, it's certainly full of promise.

Japanese gamers have an extra and free treat to go with the title's release in the country (20th August), and that's Mighty Gunvolt. It's a rather neat cross-over — with awesome 8-bit styled visuals — with playable characters Gunvolt from Azure Striker Gunvolt, Beck from Mighty No. 9 and Ekoro from Galgun, and will also apparently have DLC of new bosses and stages in the future. It's a free download for Azure Striker Gunvolt owners in Japan until 19th November, which gives even more 2D action for 3DS gamers to enjoy.

Will this be included in the upcoming Western release? That's unknown right now, though we certainly hope that some details will emerge as we get closer to next week's North American arrival; Azure Striker Gunvolt is also planned for Europe, but there's no release window yet.

You can get a glance of Mighty Gunvolt at around the 4:30 minute mark in the video below, while a couple of screens are below that. So, just how much would you like this to accompany the North American release of Azure Striker Gunvolt?

[via siliconera.com]

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User Comments (40)

S3OL

#3

S3OL said:

Everything looks so good! I need a 3DS but I can't get one and I'm so frustrated!

Esiwlwo

#6

Esiwlwo said:

Man, that looks fun, would be the first time ever playing as Beck, no?

Stu13

#7

Stu13 said:

This looks nuts. I was gonna put Gunvolt on my wish list and wait for a sale, but if we get this in NA I will buy day one.

blaze8937

#12

blaze8937 said:

This looks amazing im already getting gunvolt day one so crossing my fingers this comes out in NA and EU!

WYLD-WOO

#15

WYLD-WOO said:

I want this more than the main game. As usual patiently awaiting EU release date.

Let's hope western shores gets the same deal as Japan or at least a discount on purchasing the main game.

Olmectron

#21

Olmectron said:

@ThomasBW84 What? "It's NOT been confirmed (thanks Tiny Cartridge) that this Mighty Gunvolt game will also be free for those that buy Azure Striker Gunvolt in North America." So it's NOT coming to America then?

Iggly

#31

Iggly said:

Wait so is this an extra mode or a separate game altogether? Also is this a promotion? Or can I wait to buy Azure Striker Gunvolt at a later date and still get this spinoff since I'm saving up for Hyrule Warriors at the moment.

ColdingLight

#33

ColdingLight said:

Woah! Finally N.A gets something cool for once. Obviously Europe will get it too but it feels nice that we get it first for a change.

YANDMAN

#34

YANDMAN said:

O.k this looks absolutely amazing..............But why the hell isnt it coming to the wiiu, I get so tired daily of something cool either not being on the wiiu or only being released in japan.

Volmun

#35

Volmun said:

@ColdingLight uh but the US/NA amost always gets better / cool stuf long before the UK/EU i can only think of a small handfull of games that came to the UK/EU Befor the US/NA one being Xenoblade Chronicals not to mention how the US/NA almost always get better Colectors editions DLC ect that we in the UK Very often dont get atall yet if we get 1 thing out of the milions the US gets americans go nuts and complain = in getting it yet if we kick up a stink it very often falls on death Ears...

Volmun

#36

Volmun said:

Hopeing that the UK/EU Gets this game along with this cool extra retro game.

Genesaur

#37

Genesaur said:

Oh, did they start officially covering Gunvolt's gut in the Japanese version, too?

Robo-Knight

#39

Robo-Knight said:

Is this going too be a separate Icon on our Home Menus or will this be combined with the original Game itself?

Giygas_95

#40

Giygas_95 said:

@Robo-Knight "It's a free download for Azure Striker Gunvolt owners in Japan until 19th November, which gives even more 2D action for 3DS gamers to enjoy." Sounds like it's a separate title.

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