While most gamers were soiling themselves over the pair of Mega Man clones--Mighty No. 9 and Azure Striker Gunvolt--that were revealed late last year and earlier this year, respectively, my own reaction to these retro-tinged action-platformers was decidedly less dramatic.
In fact, although I think both Azure Striker Gunvolt (or is it just Gunvolt?) and Mighty No. 9 look like perfectly pleasant games, I'm currently not planning to pick up either of them once they're finally released.
Or maybe I should say I wasn't planning to pick up either of them until I read that the rather delicious-looking Mighty Gunvolt--an 8-bit-styled action-platformer that features characters and other elements of Azure Striker Gunvolt, Mighty No. 9 and even Gal*Gun--will be given, free of charge, to all who purchase Azure Striker Gunvolt (which is set to hit the North American 3DS eShop on Aug. 29) before the end of November.
In the meantime, feel free to salivate while watching the video above, which shows the Japanese version of Mighty Gunvolt in action.