Taking the retro approached worked well for Azure Striker Gunvolt has its sold quite a lot on 3DS.
It was an intense 2D side-scroller that was inspired by classics like Mega-Man. That was due to the fact that Inti Creates worked with Capcom on some Mega-Man titles and that, of course, Keiji Inafune was there at the series' inception.
It got some positive reviews but everyone thought the formula could still be improved and refined.
That's exactly what Inti Creates is looking to do with its sequel, Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, announced at MAGfest.
Animations and graphics have been refined and the team wants to create "“the best high-quality game they possibly can.”
They even released a trailer that was captured off-screen: