Gunvolt and Copen are heading to the Nintendo Switch this August through an updated version of the Striker Pack.
Often regarded as an evolution of the Mega Man Zero saga, the Azure Striker Gunvolt series follows rivals Gunvolt and Copen in their quest to prevent the Sumeragi Group and successor Eden from controlling psychic-imbued “Adepts” across the city. Both titles in the core series flip the classic side-scrolling action-platformer genre on its head, forcing players to take a strategic approach towards defeating enemies; Gunvolt’s primary tactic involves “marking” enemies with his blaster, only to destroy them together after unleashing a chained lighting strike; though only playable in the sequel, the more agile Copen deals damage upon dashing into enemies.
Developer Inti Creates announced this weekend at Japan’s Bitsummit event that the once-exclusive 3DS titles Azure Striker Gunvolt and Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 will release for the Nintendo Switch this August. Both games will release together as the “Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack”, as previously seen with the release of Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 on the 3DS. Both games will receive a selection of upgrades, including higher resolutions, gameplay enhanced from 30fps to 60fps, and rebalanced mechanics for the first title. Additional gameplay features include the complete library of DLC for both games and HD Rumble support; for those looking for a more traditional approach, both Azure Striker Gunvolt titles can be played via the Switch Pro Controller.
The Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack will release for the Nintendo Switch on 8/31; a price has not been announced as of this time.
Source: Inti Creates
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