Inti Creates has announced during Bitsummit in Kyoto, Japan that Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack is headed to the Switch later this year. The game will include both the original Azure Striker Gunvolt and its sequel, Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, along with a handful of new additions and enhancements made possible through the Switch port of the games.
Below you can find an official trailer for the game, as well as additional information on the new features being added.
The Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack contains both Azure Striker Gunvolt and Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, two of our flagship games that originally made their home on the Nintendo 3DS. With the release of the Switch version of the Striker Pack, there are a host of new features, improvements, and bonus content that make it the truly complete version of the Azure Striker Gunvolt experience. Let’s take a look at what’s in store!
Gameplay Upgraded from 30 FPS to 60 FPS
Since the 3DS game was created with emphasis on the visual aspects of the game, it was only able to run at 30 FPS on that system, but thanks to more powerful new hardware, 60 FPS Gunvolt is here for the first time. The biggest difference between the former 30 FPS and the new 60 FPS can be felt while playing as Copen, the super-quick, high-flying playable character from Gunvolt 2.
Entire DLC catalog from the 3DS version comes pre-loaded
All of the 3DS version DLC, which includes extra stages and bosses, bonus modes, and new songs, comes pre-loaded with the game.
HD Rumble Support
When Gunvolt uses his powerful electrical attacks, the Nintendo Switch’s HD Rumble kicks in to bring you even closer to the action.
Screen layout has been completely redone
The screen layout has been redone from a two-screen layout on the 3DS to an intuitive one-screen layout for the Switch.
Brand new song for the Nintendo Switch Version
A brand new theme song by the virtual idol Lumen (VA: Megu Sakuragawa) debuts on the Nintendo Switch!
High resolution event graphics and in-game text
On the Nintendo Switch, in-game text is much easier to read and the characters look better than ever in high resolution.
Adjustments to the game balance and general gameplay improvements
The Kudos system from Gunvolt 1 has been changed to the system from Gunvolt 2, adjustments have been made to some stages to balance out the difficulty, and other minor gameplay improvements have been added.
Numerous language settings
Compatible languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Compatibility
Gameplay feels especially satisfying on the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.
Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack will release for the Nintendo Switch on August 31st, and its price has yet to be determined. Its website can be found here.