YES YES YES!!!
Mere days after I pined for a new Guardian Heroes game, SEGA only go and announce just that!
Today it was announced that Guardian Heroes would be re-released for Xbox Live Arcade, fully re-mastered and with all the modern trimmings you’d expect.
This is literally more exciting than my upcoming wedding!
Originally released in 1996 for the SEGA Saturn and developed by Treasure, Guardian Heroes flawlessly blended RPG elements into an already potent 2D side-scrolling beat-em-up to produce one of the all-time classic Saturn games, and possibly one of the greatest brawlers ever.
Haruki Satomi, VP of Digital Business at SEGA clearly concurs. “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… Players have been clamouring for this treasured favourite from the Saturn days, and we cannot wait to show them what we have got for them.”
Sporting re-mastered HD graphics, an expanded Battle Mode supporting up to 12 players and new gameplay modes including Time Attack, Arcade Mode and “Arrange Mode” alongside all the classic original gameplay, Guardian Heroes will be available this Autumn on Xbox Live Arcade.
We’ll bring you more details as they become available.