It looks like we will be getting Azure Striker Gunvolt, the other spiritual successor to Mega Man, much sooner than Inafune's Mighty No. 9.

Azure Striker Gunvolt is gearing up for its digital release on the Nintendo 3DS. It's being made by Inti Creates, which is comprised of ex-Capcom members and are known for their work on the Mega Man Zero and Mega Man ZX series. Approved by Mega Man co-creator Keiji Inafune, this game is much different from the upcoming Mighty No. 9. Gunvolt might be garbed in blue, but this Azure Striker revolves around psychic powers and gun-based platforming. Thanks to Siliconera, we now know that Gunvolt will be arriving on the 3DS earlier than we were expecting.

Azure Striker Gunvolt will release on the Nintendo eShop for the 3DS on Aug. 29 for the price of $15.