Nighthawk Interactive has delayed the physical retail edition of Inti Creates’ Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack for PlayStation 4 from its previously planned April 28 release date in the west due to complications involving the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the publisher announced.
“Due to the ongoing business restrictions and store closures related to the COVID-19 shutdowns, the physical retail version of Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack for PS4 will be delayed,” Nighthawk Interactive said on Twitter. “We appreciate your support and hope you and your loved ones stay safe.”
The digital version of Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack for PlayStation 4 will still launch worldwide on April 23. The Japanese physical edition is also still planned for release alongside the digital edition—however, the previously planned launch event will no longer be held.
Here is an overview of the game, via Nighthawk Interactive:
Previously only available on Nintendo platforms, the two-in-one package features popular classics Azure Striker Gunvolt and Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, now with faster frame rates and a new vocal track created specifically for the PlayStation 4 release. Fans can also explore the entire catalog of downloadable content, which comes pre-loaded in the pack and introduces extra stages, bosses, bonus modes, and songs.
From developer Inti Creates and publisher Nighthawk Interactive, the Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack offers lots of new features, including an exhilarating 60 frames per second upgrade, striking high-resolution event graphics, and an exclusive new vocal track, injecting these supercharged side-scrollers with a renewed vitality.
This critically acclaimed series has intuitive controls, memorable characters, and shockingly epic boss battles. Play as Gunvolt, zipping and zapping your way through levels and skill trials by tagging enemies with your weapon, then shocking them into oblivion. In Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, enjoy the game in an entirely new way with the addition of Gunvolt’s rival Copen as a playable character. Playing as Copen, you can dash through the air, slam into enemies, and unleash devastating homing shots to make short work of your foes.
In the Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack, players will:
- Experience the fast-paced gameplay in seamless 60 frames per second.
- Enjoy all the downloadable content from the original versions, fighting through extra stages, bosses, and bonus modes, all while rocking out to new songs.
- Jam along to over 20 pop vocal tracks, including a new track made exclusively for the PlayStation 4 release.
- Get lost in the story with high resolution event graphics and in-game text, so the characters look better than ever.
- Journey through the levels and peruse menus on the new, intuitive screen layout.