Monday, August 29, 2016

Gauri Stage Footage Translated

So, as I'm sure a lot of people know by now, Gunvolt 2 is officially out in Japan. I've decided that I'm not gonna be covering any of the post-release footage of the full game on this channel (primarily because I want to avoid spoilers myself, lol), but one thing that I did want to showcase was this translated gameplay footage of Gauri's stage. This comes from one of Inti Creates' most recent live streams and features Ikkan, Sawashiro Chiharu (voice of Gauri), and Megu Sakuragawa (voice of Lumen/Cyan). Suffice to say that it doesn't include the most top-notch gameplay, but it's nonetheless a fun watch. It's particurly hilarious to listen to Gauri's dialogue, as all his lines sound like rap lyrics. I was watching this video a couple days ago, before it was translated, and even though I couldn't understand the contexts of Gauri's lines at the time, I found myself just erupting into laughter! On a semi-related note, you have to wonder just how some of that stuff is gonna be localized in the North American version.

Anyway, thanks to Zoram as always for the translation!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Details and Cover Art from the Gunvolt 2 Original Soundtrack, Plus Info on the Inti Creates 20th Anniversary Fan Festa

Inti Creates hosted another live stream yesterday where they officially unvealed the Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 Original Soundtrack. Earlier today, the official cover art and track list for the soundtrack were released. The album contains a total of 74 tracks on two discs, including two bonus tracks. These bonus tracks are "Parallel World," a Lumen song exclusive to the 3DS theme that comes with the Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack, and "Enshi no Kishi," the song featured in the Shovel Knight collaboration.

The soundtrack will also include a full color 16-page booklet, cover art by Gunvolt series artist Yoshitaka Hatakeyama, comments from the development staff, character artwork, illustrations of the world of Gunvolt 2, and more. It'll be releasing on September 27th.

Also announced during the aforementioned livestream was that another Inti Creates Fan Festa will be taking place in a couple months to honor the 20th anniversary of the company. This event will be happening on November 5 from 11am to 9pm JST. It will be hosted at the Grand Hall of the Ichikawa City Cultural Center. The tickets will be 2,500 Yen, or 2,000 Yen if you happen to be a member of Inti Direct. Admission for minors will be free.

Three main shows will be taking place at this event: Here's the lineup, courtesy of Perfectly Nintendo:
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt: Super Morpho Live, with Lumen (Megu Sakuragawa), and the Sumeragi Electronic Symphony Orchestra. Music from the Azure Striker Gunvolt 1 and 2 will be played live;
  • a talk show about Gal * Gun
  • a talk show about the history of Inti Creates, celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Several guests will be there, including Takuya Aizu (CEO), Yoshihida Tsuda, Ippo Yamada, Ryota Ito, Atsunori Kawachi, Ikegami Kinshi, and more.

And that's about it for now! Credit to Perfectly Nintendo for the translations.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Full Rundown on Gunvolt 2's New Game Systems

Heya, folks. So, a couple weeks ago, Inti Creates released yet another Gunvolt 2 press report to several Japanese video game news sites. This update covers pretty much everything you need to know about game's gameplay features and whatnot--and when I say pretty much "everything," I mean it. This post is absolutely gargantuan. It covers a ton of stuff, from the new skills in the game, to the "Online Ranking" mode. It's extremely extensive and highly informative. You can give it a read for yourself after the jump! As always, thanks to Zoram for the translation!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Introducing "Asrock" and "Jibril" of the G7

Welp, looks like we've finally come full circle with the G7 adepts! Yesterday, an official press release revealed information on the final two bosses from the official cover art of Gunvolt 2. These bosses are Asrock, the puppeteer adept whom we recently saw in action in the latest Inti Creates GV2 gameplay video, and Jibril, a new female boss. For the full breakdown on these characters, hit up the jump below! As always, thanks to Zoram for the translations!

Gunvolt 2 Gameplay Footage Featuring Asrock Subbed

Yesterday I shared some new Gunvolt 2 gameplay footage that featured a boss fight with Asrock, the puppeteer adept. The dialogue in this footage has since been translated by Zoram, who was kind enough to transcribe English subtitles onto the video. You can check out the translated version below! Word of note, though: If you hope to read all the character dialogue, you're likely gonna have to pause the video frequently. Tsuda-san goes through the dialogue really quickly.
By the way, the last two Gunvolt 2 G7 bosses were covered in an official press release yesterday. I'll be posting a translated version of this release later on, so stay tuned for that!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Meet "Asrock," The Puppeteer Boss

Earlier today, a special live stream was hosted on Nico Live that exhibited several upcoming game titles in Japan. During this show, new Gunvolt 2 footage was shown off by Keiji Inafune of Comcept and Yoshihisa Tsuda of Inti Creates. This footage featured the stage of Asrock, the puppeteer boss, a character that we'd formerly known very little about. You can watch it for yourselves below courtesy of Kira A, who uploaded the gameplay to Youtube.

The entire stream was, of course, in Japanese, but Zoram was kind enough to provide me with details on what went down during the broadcast. He plans to also subtitle the video later on, but in the meantime, you can read his general analysis of the stream below:

Monday, August 1, 2016

Thanks for 50,000+ Page Views!

Hey now, would ya look at that: Gunvault has officially surpassed 50,000 total page views! Dang, how electrifying is that?! Thanks to everyone who continues to take time out of their busy schedules to visit this little blog! Your support is super appreciated!

Official Concept Art Featuring Xiao, GV's New Operator

A few hours ago, Inti Creates posted some new concept art on their social media accounts featuring Xiao, GV's new operator in Gunvolt 2. This art gives us a better look at the character's design and some of the gadgets that we see him wearing. Interestingly, it seems that Xiao's in the habit of wearing three different wristwatches, as we can see in the second picture. Curious practice, huh?
Inti Creates also revealed in the posts where they shared this art that Xiao is 12 years old. This makes him two years younger than GV.