Last night, Inti Creates announced that early purchasers of Azure Striker Gunvolt in Japan will get a little free bonus—an entirely separate game, titled Mighty Gunvolt, which is a throwback to the 8-bit Mega Man games and other titles like Kid Dracula.
This game is being made available in North America as well, the studio confirmed today.
Mighty Gunvolt will let you play as three characters—Gunvolt himself, Beck from Mighty No. 9, and Ekoro from Galgun. All three characters are from games that Inti Creates have worked on, although Gunvolt is the only I.P. that actually belongs to the studio.
Mighty Gunvolt will be available to anyone in North America that purchases Azure Striker Gunvolt between August 29th and November 28th, 2014. Once your purchase of the game is complete, you’ll see a message on your eShop receipt with a download code for Mighty Gunvolt. The game contains five stages.
Inti Creates also have plans to release Mighty Gunvolt as a separate download that you can purchase without buying Azure Striker Gunvolt sometime this Winter in Japan. A release date and price for the game haven’t been announced yet, though, and neither has a North American release.