The last time we checked in with Azure Striker Gunvolt, Inti Creates managed to peddle 150,000 digital copies on 3DS, but at this point they’ve reached a new milestone — 170,000. When Gunvolt was released it had a pack-in 8-bit game as an incentive which no doubt gave sales a shot in the arm, but it’s great to see that it still has a steadily growing audience.
It’s also a nice built-in audience for the sequel, launching two years after the original, also on 3DS on September 30. It’ll feature two heroes, and this time it’ll have a physical box compliments of Yacht Club Games! I’m glad that this sold well enough to warrant a sequel, as it’s keeping the Mega Man name alive in a way that Mighty No. 9 just can’t.
Gunvolt [Twitter] Thanks Brett!