The once 3DS-exclusive successor to Mega Man Zero, Azure Striker Gunvolt will release through Steam later this week.
2014’s Azure Striker Gunvolt is a spiritual-successor to the Mega Man Zero series developed by Inti Creates and Comcept. Originally released on the 3DS, the 2D side-scroller emphasizes destroying enemies with chain-attacks, rather than using the traditional run-and-shoot style of gameplay. While Azure Striker Gunvolt is more story-driven than its predecessors, several nods to the Mega Man Zero franchise are present, including weapon-upgrades and unlockable character abilities.
Comcept’s Keiji Inafune recently announced through a new trailer that Azure Striker Gunvolt will be coming to PC later this month. The PC version adds both Russian language support and Japanese voice acting with English subtitles. Unlike other 3DS games that have been ported to consoles for PC, Gunvolt will still feature a dual-screen interface; the layout can be changed at any time during gameplay. Some additional features may not be available at launch, but Speedrun Mode, Extra Hard difficulty, Endless Attack Mode “and more” will be administered via updates over the next six months. The PC version will also include Steam Trading Cards and Wallpapers.
Azure Striker Gunvolt releases for PC via Steam this Friday (8/28) for $14.99; anyone who purchases the title between 8/28-9/28 will also receive a free copy of Mighty Gunvolt on PC. Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 is currently in development for the 3DS.