Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 will also arrive on PC
Originally revealed for the Switch, Inti Creates announces that the Mega Man Zero-esque action game Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 will also be coming to PC.
Developer Inti Creates is no stranger to creating retro-styled games that appeal to some nostalgic gamers. The company was formed by a number of former Capcom employees, who will develop titles in the mega man franchise, more specifically the Mega Man Zero and Megaman ZX sub-series. It’s no surprise that the developer’s flagship IP, Azure Striker Gunvolt, would be considered a spiritual successor in the eyes of fans. The next entry in the series, Azure Striker Gunvolt 3also looking to release this year.
Azure Striker Gunvolt 3The announcement surprised many with the introduction of a new character known as Kirin. Unlike the series protagonist Gunvolt, who uses her weapon to stun and mark enemies, Kirin wields a special sword that can also use electricity while throwing talismans containing her power. While this game was initially announced as a Nintendo Switch exclusive, the developers also revealed that the title will be coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X. A recent announcement from Inti Creates notes that this game will also be coming to PC this year.
In a tweet on the Inti Creates Twitter account, he specifies that the development of a PC version for Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 began. According to the tweet, while the Switch version will arrive on July 28, this PC version will arrive in a targeted winter release. The PC version of the game will be sold through the Steam Storefront, with the specs required to run the game also listed.
Perhaps that’s not too surprising to some fans, given that even though Azure Striker Gunvolt started life on the Nintendo 3DS, it got a PC port a few months later which drastically changed the way it played. This single-screen version would then be paired with its sequel which received similar treatment, where it ended up being ported to PlayStation, Xbox, and even Switch from the late 2010s to early 2020s.
Whereas Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 releases on three major platforms this year, some fans noted that one platform was missing, namely PlayStation. Some fans found this strange given that the Azure Striker Gunvolt The Compilation Pack arrived on PlayStation long before Xbox, nearly two years apart. Fans looking to see a PS4 or PS5 version of the third game will just have to wait for an official announcement from Inti Creates to be made at this time.
Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 will be released on July 28 on Nintendo Switch, on August 2 on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, and in winter 2022 on PC.
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