Inti Creates can further celebrate the success of its run ‘n gun platformer Azure Striker Gunvolt with a new landmark goal reached. The game has sold a solid 100,000 copies worldwide, which is not bad considering the Japanese indie scene has yet to catch on like it has in the States and it is stuck on a single platform.
Inti Creates takes special pride in the figure because it was the first time it fully funded and published an original project on its own. Before Azure Striker Gunvolt, the company had worked mostly with Capcom on Mega Man games and other indie companies like WayForward and Comcept on Shantae and Mighty No. 9 respectively.
The game also has yet to reach Australia and Europe, but Inti Creates happily announced alongside its sales report that the approval process has been completed for all languages and markets.
Approvals from multiple rating agencies in different countries and localization in 5 different languages adds a lot of time to the process, as you can probably imagine. However, today we are happy to report that we have received our ratings from all of the applicable rating agencies (including PEGI), and can now proceed to the last steps required to make the game available to you.
Hopefully the game makes it to all regions soon. Inti Creates has confirmed that the sequel is in the pre-planning stages, and everyone will want to have played the first before the next bursts onto the scene.
Congrats to Inti Creates. I’m so glad that your game worked out, and I can’t wait to play more. If you haven’t checked out Azure Striker Gunvolt yet, be sure to read our review and cough up the cash for it on the Nintendo 3DS.