Azure Striker Gunvolt

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Azure Striker GUNVOLT
Azure Striker GUNVOLT cover
Inti Creates
Release dates
Windows August 28, 2015
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Key points

Esc instantly closes the game in fullscreen; a prompt appears in windowed mode to confirm exiting the game.
Used to be mostly a direct port from the 3DS version which brought in some odd design decisions. See Widescreen resolution and Input settings for more information.
Build 2765014 has brought some improvements from the Nintendo Switch port, including 16:9 widescreen and 60 FPS.[1]
Game does not work in Steam Offline Mode.[2][3][4]

General information

Official site - English
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Game does not work with Steam in offline mode.
All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
AZURE STRIKER GUNVOLT OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK The game's original soundtrack plus a bonus track.
AZURE PHOSPHORESCENCE Extra vocal tracks based from the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\gv_config.ini[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/388800/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save\*.bin[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/388800/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher graphics settings.
Launcher graphics settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
2D game.
1024x576, 1280x720 or 1920x1080 only.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming. The launcher window will be stretched, however the game window will confine itself to the selected resolution.[5]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
In-game V-sync however may cause frame-rate issues. See Very low frame-rate.
60 FPS
Frame rate cap has been raised to 60 FPS as of Build 2765014.
120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Build 2765014 features support for 16:9 widescreen and the menus all fit in a single screen similarly to the Nintendo Switch port.
Some assets are directly ported from 3DS version while others are remade in much higher resolution. Some pixel artwork assets are upscaled using bilinear filtering. See in-game general screenshot for demonstration, where buttons and text on sides are higher quality than the rest of the assets.

Input settings[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
Launcher controller rebinding. Keyboard rebinding is identical, excluding right stick skill activation as regular buttons can be used.
Launcher controller rebinding. Keyboard rebinding is identical, excluding right stick skill activation as regular buttons can be used.
Xbox/Nintendo button prompts are always shown.
Controller uses Japanese style/Nintendo layout where secondary button (DualShock O, Xbox B) is used as an confirmation while primary button (DualShock X, Xbox A) as cancel.[6]
Developer is actively trying to solve controller issues and have released several patches to solve controller rebinding issues for multiple controllers. If you are having problems with controller, contact developer via e-mail.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Added with Build 795287.[7] Buttons are bound into controller buttons. Skill activation keys are bound to F1-F4 and cannot be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse not used in game.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
The screen is no longer clickable due to the game being resigned for a single screen.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
DirectInput only. Remove/disable all DirectInput controllers to use XInput compatible controller.
Full controller support
Quitting the game requires Esc or Alt+F4.
Controller remapping
Both launcher (bind controller buttons into Xbox 360 controller buttons) and in-game (change buttons in game action).
Controller sensitivity
Digital movement.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Prompts however do not reflect on remapped bindings configured from the launcher.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Can be toggled in some circumstances with a button when Japanese Voice Mode is enabled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Launcher language settings.
Launcher language settings.
If Japanese voices aren't selected, almost all cutscene dialogue are cut out.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Audio can only be used with Japanese or English texts.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game does not launch in Steam Offline Mode[edit]

The game will run in the background but will not actually play or even show the configuration launcher if the game is being played when Steam is set of Offline. This issue has not been officially fixed.

Issues fixed[edit]

Very low frame-rate[edit]

This should have been dealt with update Build 756226[8] and Build 760608.[9] Developer suggests turning off V-sync if the issue remains.

Game process running in background after closing the game[edit]

The game would remain running in the background despite closing the game down. This issue should be addressed with Build 2770885.[10]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/388800/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (388800) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Steam Community :: Group announcements :: Azure Striker Gunvolt - Azure Striker Gunvolt Update (Build 2765014) - last accessed on May 12, 2018
  2. Fix Azure Striker Gunvolt - Steam Community Discussions - last accessed on 2019-12-01
  3. Game does not start even in Online mode - Steam Community Discussions - last accessed on 2019-12-01
  4. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2019-12-01
    Tested Steam Offline Mode with Build 2814291 and the game's process runs in the background, but the game does not actually play, much less opens the configuration launcher, after running the game in Steam while set to offline.
  5. Verified by User:AmethystViper on Decemember 10, 2016
    Tested Borderless Gaming on the game, and despite the initial launcher being stretched, the game window rendered properly running in the native desktop resolution.
  6. Verified by User:AmethystViper on January 30, 2017
    Although its possible to swap A and B buttons for better menu controls, not all modes and menus will work with the changes made in the configuration launcher nor changes from in-game Options.
  7. Steam Community :: Group announcements :: Azure Striker Gunvolt - Azure Striker Gunvolt Steam Ver. September Update (Build 795287) - last accessed on December 10, 2016
  8. Steam Community :: Group announcements :: Azure Striker Gunvolt - Azure Striker Gunvolt Updated (Build 756226) - last accessed on December 10, 2016
  9. Steam Community :: Group announcements :: Azure Striker Gunvolt - Azure Striker Gunvolt Updated (Build 760608) - last accessed on December 10, 2016
  10. Steam Community :: Group announcements :: Azure Striker Gunvolt - Azure Striker Gunvolt Updated (Build 2770885) - last accessed on May 14, 2018