By Ishaan . April 16, 2014 . 7:20am
Recently, Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates explained to Siliconera why they changed the Gunvolt character’s design for the west. For the game’s U.S. version, Inti Creates removed Gunvolt’s braid and covered up his bare midriff as shown above.
Following feedback from the community and a discussion with Keiji Inafune, Inti Creates have decided to settle for a middle ground.
“Inafune-san and [Inti Creates CEO] Aizu-san also discussed the character design of Gunvolt for US version,” the Gunvolt Twitter account said this morning. “Inafune-san concluded that Gunvolt keeps ‘braided hair’ in US version too. Because he emphasises the design.”
The person in charge of the Gunvolt Twitter account then went on to say that Gunvolt’s midriff would still remain covered by black cloth in the U.S. version. When we spoke with Aizu, that was our suggestion as well, and one that I think serves as a good middle ground between the two designs.
Azure Striker Gunvolt will be available this Summer for the Nintendo eShop on 3DS.