Get ready for high-speed, stylish 2D side-scrolling action like never before! Experience the apex of 2D action with Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX from Limited Run Games and Inti Creates for the Nintendo Switch.
In the near future, in a nation unknown... Humanity has entered a new age where the majority are now "Adepts"- people who possess supernatural powers known as "Septimas". Humans who do not have Septimas, known as "Minos", are being hunted and executed by the "Institute for the Promotion of Human Evolution 'Sumeragi'".
Among these Minos, whose everyday lives have turned into a living nightmare, there was an urban legend spoken of only in hushed tones: tales of the "Luminous Avenger iX". It was a rumor of a warrior clad in pure white armor, accompanied by the Muse of Hope, Lola, who fought for the sake of all Minos.
Lock-on shots, wall jumping, hovering, air-dashing. Use every tool at your disposal to soar through levels and crush the bosses that await you. Acquire "EX Weapons" from defeated bosses to expand your arsenal!
This story begins when the Luminous Avenger iX, or "Copen", encounters a lone girl...
Fast-paced, stylish 2D action explodes onto the scene -The hero, Copen, can dash into enemies to lock-on onto them so his shots never miss their mark. Put your ingenuity to the test, and you can use his "Bullit Dash" to fly through stages without touching the ground! You have many tools at your disposal, so make find a style that works for you and conquer each stage with style.
Acquire EX Weapons from bosses for extreme firepower -Each and every boss has a unique superpower called a "Septima" that powers their special abilities. When Copen defeats a boss, his partner robot Lola copies those Septimas and gives him access to a new arsenal of weapons. Each boss has a weakness to one of these EX Weapons, so make good use of them!
Utilize a wide variety of abilities that allow players of all skill levels to excel -When Copen reaches 0 HP, there's a chance his partner Lola will revive him in a powered up state—perfect for anyone who wants a second chance! Blitz through stages with style and precision to rack up Kudos points! Rack up over 1000 Kudos and Lola will transform and sing for you, so shoot for the stars and go for a high score! High scores also unlock flashy score result screens that you can share on social media!
Experience the story of people surviving in a world where they are on the brink of extermination -The hero Copen swears to protect a group of children surviving in the ruins of society, hiding in the shadows from the watchful eyes of all-powerful Sumeragi Institute. To make matters worse, the threat of Sumeragi's elite soldiers, The Falcons, looms large. Meet a huge cast of colorful characters that shine through in this dark tale.