Saturday, April 30, 2016

Happy 1st Anniversary, Gunvault!

One boring day at the end of April last year, I conceived the crazy notion of starting a fan-blog for a certain 3DS game that I enjoyed to an almost ludicrous extent. It's name: Azure Striker Gunvolt. I didn't expect the blog to be noticed by very many people other than the folks I knew online, but I went through with it anyway because that's how much I enjoyed the game. I just had to talk about it somewhere, and I thought that this would be the best way to do so without cluttering up my social media accounts with waves of Gunvolt stuff, lol.

Fast-forward to today, a year later, and that blog stands at almost 30,000 total page views. I really can't thank you all enough for giving this little corner of the internet so much attention over the past year! Managing this blog has been a load of fun, and I hope to continue posting Gunvolt-related content here for many more years to come!

Let's keep up the support for Azure Striker Gunvolt!

Inti Creates Event in Japan Releases a Slew of Gunvolt 2 Info

Inti Creates recently hosted an event in Japan where new information about Gunvolt 2 was revealed. At this event, a demo version of Gunvolt 2 was available for fans to play, and this demo evidently showed off some interesting new things about this highly-anticipated sequel. Good ol' Zoram Selrof was kind enough to send me a comprehensive list of all the new information that the demo contained (or, at least, all that he caught). I've reproduced this list below. Spoilers abound, obviously.

The GV2 demo was also streamed via Nico Live, but unfortunately, I don't have a way to retrieve the feed since I don't have a Nico Live Premium membership (which you need to watch certain stream replays on Nico Live). Hence, I'm afraid that I can't share the footage here. If any of you other folks possess the means to retrieve it, though, I'd appreciate your sending it my way so I can feature it here!

Anyway, without further ado, here's Zoram's list of all the new GV2 info that was revealed in the event demo:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Inti Creates Updates on NA/EU Versions of Gunvolt 2 & Double Pack

Following up on all the Gunvolt news that was announced for Japanese fans yesterday, Inti Creates has published a post on their webpage to update English fans on the situation with the NA and EU versions of Gunvolt 2, as well as the newly announced Gunvolt Double Pack. You can read their full message below: 

Monday, April 25, 2016

New Gunvolt Promo Video Reveals a Ton of New Info!

Hold on to your hats, guys, because a bevvy of Gunvolt news was just revealed! Inti Creates just released a new Gunvolt promotional video wherein they unveiled a ton of new info! Among the most juicy tidbits, they announced plans to release a physical Gunvolt double pack that includes GV1+GV2, and revealed the JP release date for Gunvolt 2. They also showed off new gameplay footage from the sequel, previously unseen boss fights, character voices, and more! Check it out below!

"The Morning After": A Gunvolt Fanfic by EnigmaticX

Here's just something I had to share. Hardcore Gunvolt fan EnigmaticX recently sent a really neat Gunvolt fan-fic my way that he's been working hard on for several months. Entitled "The Morning After," this story serves as an epilogue of sorts to the first Gunvolt game. As the title implies, it narrates the circumstances in which GV and Joule find themselves a day after the events of the true ending. It's an exceptionally well-written narrative. It's very touching, faithful to the characters' personalities, and overall just a really pleasing read! I particularly found myself impressed with EnigmaticX's writing style. The eloquent way in which he wove the contents of his story really makes it feel that much more authentic, and serves to give it a very heartwarming atmosphere. Not gonna lie, when I read this for the first time, I was thinking: "Holy crap, this sounds like something that Inti themselves would publish!" Someone should draw some fanart to accompany this work!

Anyway, you can check out EnigmaticX's fan-fic here. Enjoy!

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Muses of Gunvolt 2 & Copen's New Abilities

So, as some of you may have noticed yesterday, Inti Creates released a bunch of new information about Gunvolt 2 via several Japanese game media outlets yesterday. The info mainly concerned Lumen and Copen's newly-revealed Muse, "RoRo" (the red fairy girl from the Gunvolt 2 poster). There's also some information on Copen's weapon copy system. I daresay that the English Inti Creates website plans to cover this news eventually, but I'm taking the liberty of posting the news anyway for those who want the earliest scoop. After all, I daresay that there are a lot of people out there itching to know more about these new characters and the Copen's play-style!
Massive thanks to Zoram Selrof for translating this stuff!