Sega have been incredibly generous in bringing their classic titles to the Xbox Live Arcade, but now those who have been trying to hunt down the hard to find and highly sought after Guardian Heroes can rejoice as the company has now announced a full HD port loaded with extras will be hitting the download service this fall. Now if you didn’t have a chance to play Guardian Heroes for the Saturn, it was an action RPG with a side-scrolling presentation that was originally co-developed by Treasure along with Sega in 1996.
Sega have released this statement for the announcement of the upcoming port:
“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,” said Haruki Satomi, VP of Digital Business at SEGA. “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.”
- 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
Say what you will about Sega, but they know how to treat the gamers that made put them where they are today. With that said, it is going to require a lot of patience to make it until fall.