Inti Creates has announced that the latest entry of the Gunvolt series, Azure Striker Gunvolt 3, will be released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on December 15, 2022, for $29.99.
Owners of the PlayStation 4 version will be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 iteration, with the latter boasting 120 FPS support. Japan and Asia will be receiving a physical release, including a key chain, artbook, and 2-disc soundtrack.
The developer also announced that the title is receiving a new story segment titled “Epilogue ATEMS,” featuring a new playable character, Zed-Omega. His Septima is “Golden Trillion” and comprises control of the sun. The PlayStation versions will include this new Epilogue taking place after the main story, and other platforms will freely receive it via an update.
The Zed-Omega character render and correlative Epilogue screenshot are viewable below:
Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 is supervised by Keiji Inafune, who has been working closely with director Yoshihisa Tsuda to put together this new entry of the 2D-action series.
Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 introduces a new character, Kirin, who utilizes quick sword and throwing abilities in combat. She can destroy enemies instantly using her “Arc Chain” ability and fast movement. She can also deflect projectiles using her sword. Furthermore, Gonvolt will also be playable and brings his own twist on his classic playstyle.
A new feature called Image Pulse is usable by Gunvolt, which allows him to summon comrades and drives from the past for a special attack. There are over 150 different Pulses that can be collected.
Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 is now available on Nintendo Switch. A PC release via Steam has been confirmed for Winter 2022.
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