''"Hell bids you enter. Victory may come slowly, painfully -- perhaps never. But seek this despair, and you will be rewarded..."
Special Missions are five additional missions in Azure Striker Gunvolt, unlocked after playing through the true ending the first time. Each mission consists of two halves of two stages from the main game, with the boss usually being randomly picked from those two stages - though if players keep holding D-pad up or down after breaking the last Hexapyle they can be gauranteed to fight one specific boss (e.g.. after breaking the last Hexapyle at Special Mission 4, hold up to fight Copen, hold down to fight Asimov.). In all of them, Anthem is disabled and there are no checkpoints. All stages are code named Gauntlet.
Joule: These are super difficult missions for those who complete the main story, "special missions". If you have top-notch skills, maybe you should give them a try.
- All five missions have the same briefing
|SP Mission 1||Biochem Plant and Subaquatic Base's second halves, but essentially
with more enemies. Biochem Plant has even more heavy boxes in your path to
destroy, Subaquatic Base also features Zombie Leapers. Afterwards, you fight either Viper or Merak.
|SP Mission 2||Datastore and Stratacomb's second halves, but with more enemies.
There are added barricades in Datastore, making traversing while floating harder.
Stratacombs features the tentacles from Pharma Lab, and the jellyfish from
Subaquatic Base that overheat you on contact. The Stratacombs also turn into
a light-switching nightmare. At the end you fight either Carrera or Elise.
|SP Mission 3||Pharma Lab and Media Tower's second halves. The room where you fight
the Eidolon flower has tentacles next to any platform. Media Tower features
a harder catapult path to follow, as well as barricades along the way.
The stage boss will either be Stratos or Jota.
|SP Mission 4||The first halves of Sinner's Row and Eridu, surprisingly. Sinner's Row has
additional tentacles and Spider Plants, and Eridu has Zombie Leapers. However,
neither of these portions force you to have to navigate places between pits.
The stage boss will either be Copen or Asimov.
|SP Mission 5||Boss fights with Merak, Stratos, Jota, Carrera, Viper, and Elise,
in that order, Copen, Nova and his final form, then Asimov. As far as Asimov
is concerned, good luck, because you're not getting Anthem-buffed this time around.