Lightning Strikes Thrice When Azure Gunvolt 3 Releases This July

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Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 | Box Art

 

Here’s some news I’ve been waiting to hear, and am now happy to share. Inti Creates has just revealed during the NGPX that Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 is coming out very soon. It’s officially releasing digitally on July 28th for Nintendo Switch! And for you fans of physical copies, it’ll be coming to LRG at some point as well. As a follower of Inti Creates and the Gunvolt series, this is truly exciting.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 | Arc Chain

At first, I thought from recent news that the primary protagonist in Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 was the newly revealed battle priestess, Kirin. But it seems that Inti has gone a similar route to Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 here, and the game will feature a duo of main characters. One is obviously Kirin, and the other is the titular hero himself, Gunvolt. But after watching the trailer, it seems Gunvolt has upgraded his powers to a level beyond most Adepts. It looks like Kirin and Gunvolt start at odds, but begrudgingly join forces. Better yet, you can literally switch between Gunvolt and Kirin on the fly, leading to some truly energetic combat.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 | Image Pulse

If that wasn’t exciting enough for fans of the series, now Gunvolt himself can use something called Image Pulses to summon familiar faces from the games to fight on his behalf. Supposedly there’s over 150 varieties of these types of characters to collect, which is a staggering amount to consider.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 | The Story Begins

It’s clear there’s a lot to be excited about for the latest Gunvolt game. But if you’re not sure how to feel, please watch the trailer below, where none other than Keiji Inafune shows off the new game. And stay tuned to HPP for more action-packed games from the folks at Inti Creates!

Josh Speer
Got my start in the industry at oprainfall, but been a game fanatic since I was young. Indie / niche advocate and fan of classics like Mega Man, Castlevania and Super Metroid. Enjoys many genres, including platformers, turn based / tactical RPGs, rhythm and much more. Champion of PAX West and Knight of E3.

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