More Gunvolt News and More Gunvolt Wallpaper!

Mere days after Inti Creates dropped their previous bit of Gunvolt news on us -- along with a Christmas-themed wallpaper -- they've returned with even more news, this time centered around Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 on the Nintendo 3DS, plus another wallpaper!

This time out, the Gunvolt 2 crew of GV, Joule, Xiao, and Quinn are celebrating what's known as hatsumode at a Japanese shrine. But what is "hatsumode," you ask? Matt Papa explains:

Hatsumode is the first Shinto shrine visit of the Japanese new year, and once the clock hits 12:00 on 1/1, all throughout the day you can find flocks of people making their visits at all hours of the day and night. Super popular shrines such as Kanda Shrine in Tokyo’s Akihabara district (made famous by the anime Love Live) or Meiji Shrine in the Harajuku area will have lines spanning multiple city blocks just to wait to get in.

If you want the full version of the wallpaper (seen above), then head on over to the official Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 website!

With that out of the way, we've got news of downloadable content coming to Azure Striker Gunvolt 2. Check out this trailer for the Japanese release:

The full scope of the DLC isn't detailed, but we do know that it includes boss battles against the Adepts of the first Azure Striker Gunvolt (which ought to be fun to take on as Copen), a new song by the duet of Joule and Lola, and "a lot more".

This DLC is available now in Japan, but as for North America and Europe, they're still working on it with a target of "sometime in January," with an exact date still to be announced.

So you might be thinking "That sounds great, but I don't have Azure Striker Gunvolt 2. In fact, I'm not even sure I would care much for it, but how can I be sure?" Fortunately, Matt's got your back. Beginning (*looks at the clock*) today, a demo of Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 will be available to try on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. So now, those of you who are curious can experience it for yourself, while those who know the glory of GV can share it with friends!

Oh, and Europe? Don't worry, you're not forgotten -- Papa says they're preparing a demo for you guys as well, but you'll just need to wait a little longer for info regarding that.

Source: Inti Creates Blog