Inti Creates announced Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 is available now for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 alongside the brand-new version 2.0.0 update. The update launches on December 16 for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Steam) versions as update 2.0.1.
Update 2.0.0 is the final major free update for Azure Striker Gunvolt 3, which features the new Epilogue ATEMS story mode. Epilogue ATEMS takes place after the events of the base game’s main story. In the epilogue, players control a new playable character while navigating the new story with voice dialogue. Additionally, update 2.0.0 adds online rankings for extra competition.
To celebrate the PlayStation launch and update 2.0.0, Inti Creates released a brand-new wallpaper for fans. The wallpaper was illustrated by Gunvolt series illustrator Yoshitaka Hatakeyama, and fans may download it here.
The latest details from Inti Creates are available below via Gematsu:
Azure Striker Gunvolt 3‘s Biggest Update, Version 2.0.0—Out December 16
The final update in Azure Striker Gunvolt 3‘s free content campaign comes to Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PC (Steam) on December 16, and day one to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5!
Version 2.0.0 adds “Epilogue ATEMS,” a new story mode that takes place after the events of Azure Striker Gunvolt 3‘s main story, complete with a new playable character and new voiced dialogue. Version 2.0.0 also brings Online Rankings for score hunters to show off their best performances!
New Story Mode: “Epilogue ATEMS”
Follow alongside ATEMS as they plot from within Sumeragi after the events of the main story. A young ruler makes his move in a world thrown into chaos. “Golden Trillion,” ZedΩ stars as the playable protagonist of a brand new chapter in the Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 story!
After updating to version 2.0.0 or later, Epilogue: ATEMS Chapter can be selected from the main menu after viewing the main story’s true ending. ZedΩ, a key character in the main story, will be playable in this mode.
—ATEMS returns to Sumeragi territory.
—What is ZedΩ’s next goal?
—The Dragon Saviors once again stand in their way.
—Learn about the ATEMS Knights as you progress!
The Golden Trillion, ZedΩ (voiced by Casey Mongillo in English)
Successor to a mighty authority, ZedΩ is the young leader of ATEMS. His Septima is Golden Trillion.
Layla / Luxia (voiced by Michaela Laws in English)
Layla is a young girl who is always seen at ZedΩ’s side. She uses her Septima, “The Djinn,” Luxia, to assist in furthering ZedΩ and ATEMS’s goals.
Supporting Cast: The ATEMS Knights
What is ATEMS?
ATEMS is a foreign armed organization of Adepts who follow the will of their leader, ZedΩ.
The upper echelon are the ATEMS Knights, ZedΩ’s personal defense force.
The Knights are all powerful Adepts who have sworn allegiance to ZedΩ.
Sistina, The Fatal Gunwoman (voiced by Alba Ponce de Leon in English)
Grazie, The Sand Fortress (voiced by Lizzie Freeman in English)
Prado, The Dual Knight (voiced by Hayden Daviau in English)
Serpentine, The Mystic Mist (voiced by Morgan Berry in English)
ZedΩ Gameplay Breakdown
Slash through the darkness with a blade of light!
Blade Attack – Eclipse Solaire
ZedΩ’s main form of offense is through his sword of brilliant light. Powerful as the sun itself, he can deal massive damage to foes. Tap the attack button for a maximum of three consecutive slashes.
ZedΩ slashes upwards, unleashing birds of flame at the same time. Deals tremendous damage if the explosion and the birds hit together. No birds will appear if used in mid-air.
ZedΩ forces his foes to submit by launching three royal blades from above. Can be charged in mid-air, allowing for a slower descent, as well as in combination with other aerial attacks.
A powerful charge that can be unleashed after ZedΩ restocks his feathers. Moving at light speed, he envelops his foes in flames, while paving the way for new flowers to bloom.
Imperium Feather / Scarlet Passion / Lux Assault
Switch to Soaring Mode and launch your feathers!
ZedΩ also has another fighting style available to him: Soaring Mode. He automatically switches to this mode by locking on to enemies with his flying feathers, granting him access to new attacks: Scarlet Passion and Lux Assault.
—1. Use the shoot button to fire feathers.
—2. The feathers will lock-on to enemies.
—3. Hold the attack button for Scarlet Passion, a rapid homing attack.
—4. Close the distance with the Lux Assault button.
Use Scarlet Passion to chip away at enemies, then close the distance with Lux Assault! Once close enough, lay into them with Eclipse Solaire!
Auto-Evasion – Vibratio
Vibratio activates when ZedΩ is hit while he has feathers in stock, causing them to take the damage in his place. By restocking immediately or unleashing Lux Assault, he can continuously avoid damage altogether.
—Distort space itself to slip through any and all attacks!
—Vibratio will consume the entirety of the feather gauge upon use.
ZedΩ has 1 normal skill and 3 SP skills available for use. Using one will activate a cooldown timer, during which all four cannot be used again for a while. The length of the cooldown differs based on which skill is used; more powerful skills incur a longer cooldown.
Healing Feathers Normal skill. ZedΩ rests his wings to recover HP. Has a relatively short cooldown, making it safe to use whenever in trouble.
SP skill. ZedΩ conjures up arrows for a wide-range attack. Targets aerial foes when used on the ground, and grounded foes when used mid-air.
SP skill. ZedΩ conjures radiant blades and launches them forward. This skill’s wide range of attack makes it deadly if timed correctly against enemies that move around frequently.
ZedΩ’s ultimate skill, wherein he unleashes his tremendous power to raze both the earth and his foes. Its power and range are unmatched, but it incurs a hefty cooldown in exchange.
An online scoreboard will be added to the Trial Mode in version 2.0.0!
Players will be able to share their scores and clear times in Trial Mode, allowing for friendly competition with other players all over the world.
Lastly, Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 is available now for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.