Earlier today Sega announced that they would be bringing Guardian Heroes
to the Xbox Live Arcade this fall. Developed by Treasure, the same company behind Radiant Silvergun
, Gunstar Heroes
and Dynamite Heady
(which is found in Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection
), Guardian Heroes
is a side-scrolling beat'em up similar to Capcom's Dungeons and Dragons arcade games.
Perhaps the best part of this announcement is why Sega is re-releasing Guardian Heroes.
Haruki Satomi, VP of Digital Business had this to say:
Ever since we began to make SEGA’s classic Dreamcast and the Mega Drive titles available for modern systems, the fan response has been overwhelming – and the demand for their favorite games has been pouring in. Players have been clamoring for this treasured favorite from the Saturn days, and we cannot wait to show them what we have got for them.
The fans demanded this title and Sega is giving it to them with all of the following features included:
° Action-RPG Brawling: Choose one of five heroes to level up and guide along a branching storyline with five different endings
° Friends, Foes, and Fighters: Play the game’s Story Mode alone or with a second player, or challenge Versus Mode with up to 12 players at once
° Extended Gameplay: Time Attack Mode, Arcade Mode, Arrange Mode and more allow players to explore every nuance of 45 different fighters
° Fully Re-Mastered: All-new graphics and visual effects bring the classic to life in a completely high-definition, widescreen presentation
For the historically curious, this is the intro movie of the Saturn version:
Here's a quick clip of the game's story mode:
will finally be released on the XBLA this fall.