Guardian Heroes confirmed for XBLA, brings smiles to faces

HD remake of Sega Saturn classic on its way to Xbox 360

Sega has confirmed that a rezzed-up HD version of Sega Saturn classic Guardian Heroes will arrive on Xbox Live Arcade this Autumn.

As its cult fans will know, Guardian Heroes is a mental shooter from the king of mental shooter makers - Treasure. You know - the guys who made Radiant Silver and the ridiculously awesome Ikaruga.


Although mostly a port, the HD version will come with online co-op and battle modes, all-new modes of play "and more", according to the blurb. It also claims "enhanced graphics" although we're not too sure about that - the screenshots (below, via GamerSyde) look like they've been put through a blur filter. It's kind of ugly

But don't let that turn you off. This is fast-paced action-RPG shooting from Treasure. You don't say no to that. Here's the official feature list:

Action-RPG Brawling: Choose one of four 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