Announced today by Inti Creates at BitSummit7, Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC on Sept. 26, 2019. It takes place in the same universe as the Azure Striker Gunvolt action games that began on Nintendo 3DS. According to the press release, Gunvolt Chronicles “will see series rival/anti-hero Copen take the lead and push the series’ speed and intensity to the next level, all the while keeping the game accessible to series veterans and new fans alike.”
Check out the announcement trailer below, which shows off the story, characters, and some familiar gameplay.
The game will feature updated abilities and scoring to entice players:
“Prevasion”, which can completely nullify damage, and “Anthem”, which returns players from death in a powered-up state, are just some of the abilities which can help new players experience Luminous Avenger iX.
Experienced players can enjoy scoring “Kudos” by racking up combos while avoiding damage, a thrilling way to play to challenge the game’s stages.
Scores are displayed after each mission on a result card.
Higher scores will display a more tricked-out card, perfect for sharing on social media for bragging rights!
Incidentally, this is the first time that this series is appearing on PlayStation 4, even though the two are an obvious fit. The Gunvolt series started back in 2014, and it marked a way for developer Inti Creates to create its own IP while retaining the flavor of the Mega Man Zero and ZX games, which they had also previously developed for handhelds.
I personally have only played Azure Striker Gunvolt and Mighty Gunvolt; I honestly prefer to just play Mega Man games. But I am a lover of Inti Creates, and I hope this title does well for them.
Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger will retail for $14.99 USD when it launches. Let us know if you’ll be buying it in the comments!