Azure Striker Gunvolt Introduces Its Heroes And Evil-Doers

By Sato . March 12, 2014 . 2:18am

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Last week, we got a first look at Mega Man developer Inti Creates and creator Keiji Inafune’s new side-scrolling action game called Azure Striker Gunvolt for Nintendo 3DS. We previously reported how the game plays, and this time we’ll be looking at the game’s story, courtesy of 4Gamer.

 

In the near future, wielders of a new type of psychic power, known as “Seventh,” have emerged. Initially, it was believed that these gifted individuals would bring chaos to the world; however, a powerful conglomerate, the Sumeragi Group, has brought peace and order to the world.

 

…and this peace from Sumeragi came from the sacrifice of the psychics, a forced detention called “Psychic Protection,” where inhumane experiments were performed for the sake of “research”.

 

While all the actions of the Sumeragi group were carried out in confinement, it didn’t take long for a certain organization to uncover the truth and begin their resistance against the conglomerate. This group is known as the private militia, “Feather”.

 

This anti-Sumeragi resistance group was made from a human rights group consisting of foreign psychics. The protagonist “Gunvolt” is also one of the psychics of Feather. The story begins when Gunvolt refuses his order to eradicate the virtual idol “Cyber Diva Morpho,” created by Sumeragi.

 

Here’s a look at three key characters from Azure Striker Gunvolt.

 

Gunvolt:

Gunvolt is the 14-year-old protagonist of the game—also known as “GV”. Gunvolt is simply a codename, and he keeps his real name to himself, so it is currently unknown. He was originally a “Seventh” psychic in the private militia Feathers, but left the group for certain reasons.

 

He has a calm and mature personality, but he doesn’t like anything that isn’t fair, and displays his youth and fortitude when it comes to combating the unfair. Gunvolt’s “Seventh” ability, called Azure Blue, lets him manipulate electricity at will.

 

Joule (Sian in Japanese version):

The 13-year-old heroine of Azure Striker Gunvolt. She is a Seventh psychic—a product of the Sumeragi Group’s experiments. Her Seventh ability, called “Cyber Diva,” uses songs, which resonates with other psychics by powering them up.

 

She was confined as an experiment by the Sumeragi Group, and was rescued by Gunvolt, whom she has been living with since. She has a pure and quiet personality, but she shows a different side of herself when she’s with Gunvolt.

 

Lumen (Morpho in Japanese version):

The Sumeragi Group produce national “virtual idols” and Lumen is one of them. She is the embodiment of Joule’s Seventh, called Cyber Diva. The idol part of Lumen is a front, as she was actually used by Sumeragi as a tool to detect the psychics.

 

Unlike Joule, Lumen is strong-wileld and happy-go-lucky. It is said that her personality actually reflects Joule’s true feelings.

 

Azure Striker Gunvolt will be released this summer on the Nintendo eShop for 3DS in Japan.


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  • DragKudo

    Who’s the villain? Sumeragi corp?

    • Go2hell66

      dont think they’ve revealed the main villain yet but they did show daytona and melac in the trailer

    • J_Joestar

      I’m assuming it is referring to Morpho who will probably be an “enemy” during your first encounter or so.

  • Go2hell66

    GunVolt A.K.A Ky Kiske

    • neocatzon

      With 100% more gun.

  • XypherCode

    Can Morpho be the heroine? xD

    Excited to see more about the game. :)

    • J_Joestar

      well it sounds like technically they are the same person to some degree.

  • Kotorin

    Dat loli…

  • http://amc9988.deviantart.com/ amc99

    This really remind me of MZ/X/A

  • RunningWild1984

    14 year old kid with a gun? Really? And he’s running around bearing midriff?

    Why can’t we get a manlier “MegaMan” game?

    • neocatzon

      Former megaman developer give us not-megaman game.
      Take it or not.

    • Namuro

      It’s the future fashion trend! It’s all about the exposed midriff in the techno-age!

      There are other teen characters that uses guns, too, like Ellie. So, I don’t see anything wrong with that.

      Also, you should be used to Japanese games by now, Japanese prefer youthful heroes. If you want a manly-man protagonists, go for western games.

      The manliest Megaman we have is the “Bad Box Art”… You’ll have to make do with that one for now, I’m afraid…

    • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

      Hey, don’t diss male midriff! Especially when worn so well!
      Also, I don’t think MM gets much manlier than this. Tetsuwan Atom is its inspiration afterall.

  • natchu96

    *reads prologue synopsis and bios in the post*

    Let me guess, Gunvolt left the group because he found Sian’s real body and wound up unable to kill Morpho as a result.

  • greg_67

    After watching the trailer which has subtitles I’m going to assume a localization is in the works. This reminds me so much of Megaman Zero and ZX series so I would really like to see this be brought over.

    • Herok♞

      at the bottom of the trailer its says in English, that it will have Summer 2014 release on the eshop and is currently ESRB Rating Pending

  • Kornelious

    It’s Mega Man X….with 100% more MOE!!

    • anthony apduhan

      The game looks similar to Megaman Zero than X…

  • Monterossa

    So Cloud Strife dresses as a girl again?

    • Kazekage Gaara

      You know the hair and ponytail totally reminds me of that epic part of FF7 lmao.

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        Actually, the art sort of reminds me of MAR by Noboyuki Anzai.

  • Göran Isacson

    huh. I… would NOT have presumed Gunvolt to be a 14 year old from the trailer, gotta admit I thought he was older than that.

  • TheExile285

    Character designs are SO good.

    Dem ages though.

    • J_Joestar

      it’s a game with heavy anime-ish influence, not surprising that the ages look like that…

    • Ric Vazquez

      Inafune can take my money for this, it’s looking awesome.

  • Namuro

    Sian looks so cute! She’s kinda like a lil’ Neptune!

  • Rohan Kishibe

    MOE!!!!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Boy o boy. When Mighty haven’t come out, Inafking is going to grant us this game here.^_^

    Capcom!!! When will u understand that we fans are so starved for Megaman game here that we will even eat the successor again and again here.T_T

    • J_Joestar

      I love that i can get both games on to my 3DS.

  • http://gamesero.wordpress.com/ Arla

    Can’t say I’m excited for MN9, but Gunvolt looks awesome. Everything about it is way more appealing to me. Sian <3

  • Yan Zhao

    Just announce western release already!

  • Ren Yuumei

    Psychic loli

  • ishyg

    I expected the main character to bear alchemy and not arms.

    Oh well.

  • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

    Oh man, Morpho’s pose is so ridic. x’D
    Nice designs and very nice artstyle though. Gotta admit, I was hoping for a real cool heroine to match GV.

  • Kazekage Gaara

    Dafuq this girl looks like a 5 year old lol So looking forward to this o.o

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