Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 is a side-scrolling action game heavily inspired by Capcom's Mega Man series. It follows the original Azure Striker Gunvolt, first released in 2014. After defeating the Sumeragi Group in the previous game, the eponymous hero Gunvolt takes some time to rest and recuperate before the world is threatened again by the mysterious Eden organization.
In addition to Gunvolt, the character of Copen - Gunvolt's rival - is now playable. His campaign and play style is distinct from Gunvolt's.
The game was originally released for 3DS and eventually ported to the Nintendo Switch. The North American publisher of the retail version is Yacht Club Games, the developers of Shovel Knight. Because of this collaboration, Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 supports the Shovel Knight amiibo and lets players unlock a special boss fight against Yacht Club Games' indie icon.