Radiant Silvergun Announced for XBLA
Microsoft announced today that Radiant Silvergun will be released on Xbox Live Arcade in 2011.
The classic shooter will be joining Ikaruga, which was released back in 2008. Radiant Silvergun has long been one of the most highly sought after shooters on the Sega Saturn, regularly fetching high prices on eBay and other auction sites.
Treasure and Microsoft have wanted to bring Radiant Silvergun to XBLA for a while now. Back in 2008, Treasure president Masato Maegawa told 1UP that they wanted to bring the game over, but not as a simple port. He mentioned that Ikaruga was originally supposed to be a six-month project, but that they company spent some two years polishing it.
True to his word, the Xbox 360 port will feature online co-op, downloadable replays and a "secret Ikaruga playing style."
Look for Radiant Silvergun next year.