Inti Creates has announced that the future 1.3 update to Azure Striker Gunvolt on the Nintendo 3DS will add the Japanese Voice Mode. Originally announced last year and previously only available on the Steam version, this mode adds Japanese voices for all characters in the digital 3DS version of the game. Additionally, it has undergone a full re-localization, with extra parts of dialogue added as Gunvolt progresses through different stages.
Here’s a look at the full announcement from Inti Creates from their official website:
“Well Gunvolters, the time has finally come! A year ago, after releasing the Steam version of Azure Striker Gunvolt with the Japanese Voice Mode addition, something that many of you asked for, I personally made it a mission to do whatever we could to make sure that our 3DS Gunvolt players got this feature too.
I’m sorry that it’s taken a year for us to deliver on this promise. But, I’m very happy to announce that a Version 1.3 patch that will add Japanese Voice Mode to the Nintendo 3DS version (digital download) of Azure Striker Gunvolt will release on the Nintendo 3DS eShop on Thursday October 20th!
For those of you who are not familiar with Japanese Voice Mode, this was a mode that we created for Azure Striker Gunvolt 1 that adds in content that was regrettably removed from the initial release of the 3DS version of the game. Not only does this patch restore the voices to each and every one of the characters, but the entire game has been re-localized to better match with the addition of these voices. This mode also restores ample amounts of dialogue that was previously removed from the game that takes place as Gunvolt traverses each stage.
This mode gives a much deeper insight into who the characters are and why they are doing what they do, so I hope that you not just enjoy the Japanese Voice Mode addition, but that you develop a newfound appreciation for these fantastic characters.”
Azure Striker Gunvolt is available for Nintendo 3DS and Steam on PC.