Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 has officially launched on PS4 and PS5, and along with it, the latest Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 update. According to developer Inti Creates, the game’s 2.0.0 update is the largest one ever. It adds new story content, online ranking mode, and playable characters. On PlayStation platforms, the update also includes all Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 content updates to date. Players on existing platforms like the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC won’t have long to wait to get the update. It launches for them on December 16, 2022.
Check out a trailer for the update below.
The Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 update adds an entirely new story mode called “Epilogue ATEMS”. It is set after the events of the game’s main story. It stars “Golden Trillion” ZedΩ, a new playable protagonist. The story follows ATEMS, the organization led by ZedΩ, as it plots from within Sumeragi. ZedΩ fights with his blades of light that are as powerful as the sun itself. He also projects wings, feathers, and birds made of flaming light. He can also harness his feathers for various purposes, including healing, ranged attacks, or a bomb-like screen-clearing ultimate.
His companion Layla is also Luxia, the Djinn, and can use her Song of Djinn ability to revive ZedΩ. ZedΩ is voiced in Japanese by Shun Horie (Hacker from Akudama Drive, Kazuya from Rent-A-Girlfriend), and in English by Casey Mongillo (Shinji in Evangelion‘s Netflix dub, Nahobino in Shin Megami Tensei V). Luxia is voiced in Japanese by Rico Sasaki (Dia from Kiratto Pri-chan) and Michaela Laws in English (Chondra in YIIK, Crystal in World War Blue). Players can access “Epilogue ATEMS” after obtaining the main story’s true ending. From then it will be selectable in the main menu.
Besides the new story, the Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 update adds online leaderboards for the Trial Mode.
You can also check out a new music video released to commemorate the launch. It features the song “Struggling to Dream,” sung by Lumen.
Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 is available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox series X|S, Switch, and PC via Steam. The update launches on non-PlayStation systems on December 16, 2022.