Radiant Silvergun may make it’s way to XBLA

Radiant Silvergun
In an interview with Treasure over at Gamasutra, the guys at Treasure (of Gunstar Heroes and Ikaruga fame) let a little tidbit slip concerning a beloved classic possibly getting a fancy HD remake on XBLA:

“Radiant Silvergun’s rarity is the stuff of legend these days…

MM: Legend? (laughs)

Well, lots of people in America know its name, and how hard it is to obtain a copy. Not too many people have actually played it. Now that downloadable games are more common…

MM: Oh, I think we’d definitely like to see it out there. But the situation around that game is a bit different from Ikaruga, so I don’t know if we’d see it on Live. We did a lot with the Saturn version, too.

I think it’d sell pretty well. Microsoft would be up for it, I bet.

MM: Microsoft actually asked us if we could put it out. (laughs) We’re thinking about it, certainly, but it’s not as simple as just saying “OK, let’s put it up.” I mean, sure, with Ikaruga, we released it as is without having to do or add a great deal to the game and it was popular and well accepted for what it was.

But if you play Radiant Silvergun nowadays, it’s certainly aged in assorted ways, and I’m not sure they’re all good. (laughs) ”

I never got a chance to play the original Radiant Silvergun release, so a re-release on XBLA and even the PSN would most certainly be welcome, especially if it gets the HD treatment (more Bionic Commando: Re-armed, than Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, however).

The whole interview is rather interesting, so please check out the whole thing at the link below.

Source – Gamasutra

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