Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 coming to Nintendo Switch, Keiji Inafune involved

Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 announcement trailer Nintendo Switch Inti Creates Keiji Inafune Mega Man designer

Apparently, the release date information and co-op reveal for Bloodstained: Curse of the Night 2 just wasn’t enough hot news from Inti Creates to drop in the middle of the night for North America. Now, the developer has announced Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 for, at present, only Nintendo Switch. It’s a new narrative-driven 2D action sidescroller with a release date and pricing details to be revealed in the future. Additionally, Mega Man designer Keiji Inafune is back in the mix as well.

The developer explains that “action supervisor Keiji Inafune (LEVEL5 Comcept CCO) will be working closely with series director Yoshihisa Tsuda of Inti Creates to craft new systems and ideas that take the action the series is known for to the next level.” It remains to be seen what all that entails, but in the meantime, get a load of the Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 announcement trailer!

The most recent title in this franchise to release on Nintendo Switch was Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX, which released last September. What new narrative developments are in store with Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 have yet to be revealed. All we have to munch on is, “Fates are sealed as paradigms shift and a new era unfolds.” Okie dokie.

Personally, I’m not a fan of this franchise the way I’m utterly rabid for Mega Man, but I do love to see Inti Creates do what it does best. Do you like what you see of Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 in its reveal trailer?


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!