Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune was in the news recently due to the success of the Kickstarter for Mighty No.9, the Mega Man inspired game. Despite that game still being in development though, he has been hard at work on other projects too! Today, his new Nintendo 3DS eShop exclusive action-platformer Azure Striker Gunvolt was revealed. In the near future, as a result of people with a newly emerged type of psychic power being persecuted by the Sumeragi Group (a conglomerate that is responsible for bringing peace and order to the world), opposing rebel groups have risen up whose members include the likes of Gunvolt, our protagonist with an affinity to lightning based techniques. When Gunvolt is assigned to assassinate the virtual pop star Lumen, his destiny is changed.
This game, which was developed alongside Inti Creates (MegaMan 9, MegaMan 10) is due out for release in Japan this summer, with an international release as-of-yet unannounced.
Here is the badass official artwork and announcement video though: