Inti Creates’ excellent run-and-gun action game Azure Striker Gunvolt has done pretty well for itself as a download-only Nintendo 3DS game, but it should be doing a lot better. The company reports on Twitter that the game has hit the 90,000 unit marker after being available for five months.
— Gunvolt Official (@GunvoltGame) January 8, 2015
For those who haven’t bought it, Azure Striker Gunvolt is Inti Create’s spiritual-successor to the Mega Man Zero games it made back on the Game Boy Advance. It’s a gorgeously animated romp through the past with a very smart shooting mechanic. For as wildly entertaining as the fighting is, though, the platforming isn’t really up to snuff wen comparing it to Mega Man Zero, feeling a little basic in that area.
You can check out my full thoughts in my review. I am a fan, and I fully recommend you check it out! In fact, Inti Creates is also working on the much more high-profile “classic Mega Man” spiritual successor Mighty No. 9 with co-creator Keiji Inafune, and from everything I’ve seen and played, Gunvolt is a more fun game.
Congratulations to Inti Creates on the success of your game. I only hope it continues to do better and inspires you to make more.