- Nov 14, 2007
Welcome to the Gunvolt support thread.
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Gunvolt is the protagonist of Azure Striker Gunvolt 1&2, available in the Nintendo 3DS & Nintendo Switch eShop. As you might have guessed already, Gunvolt has power over electricity. The game was directed by the same man whom directed the Mega Man games. Gunvolt has so far seen good reception, and has made cameo appearances in Blaster Master Zero, Mighty Gunvolt, Mighty Gunvolt Burst, and the indie all-stars game Blade Strangers. Gunvolt has also gotten his own anime, available in the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
The gameplay is very unique, and for an action-platformer, it has a deep and emotive story. Despite its short length, the game has boatloads of replay value. A big gift in a small parcel.
Azure Striker Gunvolt takes place in a futuristic timeline on Earth. The story begins when Gunvolt is sent by an organisation QUILL to assassinate a musical celebrity named Lumen, whose powers over the mind is being used by a villainous group called Sumeragi. But when he finds that Lumen is just a telepathic projection of a young girl named Joule, his conscience gets in the way of his duty, and instead of killing Joule, he betrays QUILL and rescues her. With both QUILL and Sumeragi now at his throat, Gunvolt is left all alone to protect Joule and overthrow Sumeragi.
The reason I want Gunvolt in Smash is that, given his abilities and iconic look, he would be a unique fighter whom would stand out nicely. I also think Azure Striker Gunvolt is the start of a very promising series, and what better way to promote and extend the series by adding Gunvolt in Smash?
To cut right to the chase, here's some footage that shows Gunvolt's uniqueness.
It's not every day you find a game that has a large array of catchy, memorable tunes. I guarantee you at least one of these will stick in your head, or your money back.
♪ Reincarnation (Joule)
♪ Igniter (Lola)
♪ Indigo Destiny (Joule & Lola)
♪ Gunvolt Main Theme
♪ Garden ~ Pharmaceutical Lab
♪ Sinner's Row ~ Kaleidoscape
♪ Sinner's Row ~ Phantasma Mirror
♪ Lightning Strikes
♪ Vs. Copen
♪ Vs. Gunvolt
♪ Ending Theme (Copen)
Even though I know Gunvolt probably doesn't have a shot in hell, I still think he would be a very unique character in Smash. Despite his uniqueness, though, sadly he has the extreme disadvantage of recentness and obscurity. And I don't know how Sakurai feels about Indie characters. Corrin is a very recent character, too, but he has the entire Fire Emblem series backing him up. That said, maybe Gunvolt will stand a better chance if his series continues and gets a leg up in the gaming culture.
And for what it counts, Inti Creates at least supports the idea of Gunvolt in Smash.
Inticreates.com | Let’s Get Gunvolt in Super Smash Bros.!
With Smash for the Nintendo Switch officially announced, I'm supporting the hell out of Gunvolt.
On a final note... If Gunvolt ever does make it in Smash, I sincerely hope he speaks Japanese--just like Cloud, Marth, and Roy.
What say you lot?