Yeah, That’s Radiant Silvergun Running On An Xbox 360

By Spencer . September 15, 2010 . 7:53pm


Soon you won’t have to fork out Benjamins on eBay to play Treasure’s Sega Saturn classic. Radiant Silvergun is coming to Xbox Live Arcade next year. Microsoft says the Xbox Live Arcade release will have improvements, including a new gameplay mechanic that “enhances” the popular chain system.


One of Radiant Silvergun’s unique features is its weapon system. You begin the game with every weapon, ranging from a standard gun to a sword. Each weapon is assigned to its own button on the Xbox 360 controller.


This news isn’t just for Japan. Microsoft and Treasure have Radiant Silvergun locked on for an international release.


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  • Lemme guess its an *exclusive* to xbla?

    • Microsoft is helping Treasure with it so, yeah.

    • EvilAkito

      Isn’t everything?

  • Why does most shmups goes on xbla?

  • Akimitsu

    I would kill for a PSN release, as well, but most shmups seem to be XBLA exclusive… >.>

  • ECM

    Yeah, it’s exclusive to XBLA. (This is where I repeat: It’s hard to be a PS3-only owner, despite the protestations of PS3-only owners.)

  • Scallion


  • superdry

    Whoa! This is a surprised. Great news.

    I was talking to a friend about how collectible Sega Saturn titles still hold their value because they haven’t been re-released digitally. I do hope more great Saturn titles start being ported (Guardian Heroes with online multi-player anyone?)

  • RAVENKam

    Such a bummer us PSN users are left in the dust, again.

    • Well I think you’ve just summed it up. Again. Should have bought a 360.

  • Happy Gamer

    have no idea how long i waited for this…never expected it

  • capristrider

    Fantastic News, Sega Saturn lovers (and XBOX 360 owners) can jump up with joy! This news makes me consider buying a Xbox 360 just to get my hands on this game!

    • malek86

      Well, it would cost less than a used copy of the game… so yeah.

  • malek86

    Can you hear that? It’s the sound of a million ebay sellers screaming in pain.Great news, and just about time.

    • Aoshi00

      Those scalpers had a good run.. Rondo of Blood too..

  • Aoshi00

    Awesome, been waiting for this as I’ve never played the legendary Radiant Silvergun before. I play all the shmups w/ the arcade stick but suck at playing Ikaruga w/ it (still can’t that A rank for even the first stage..) If this uses 6 btns, maybe it’s better to play w/ the controller.

    Anxiously waiting for DDP DFK, Guwange, and this :)

    • malek86

      Exactly the opposite: this is the kind of shmup you absolutely want to play with an arcade stick. You’ll see what I mean. It’s perfect for three buttons sticks.

      Well, even though it’s actually a harder game than Ikaruga.

      • Aoshi00

        You mean different combination of the 3 btns to do the other things like Senko no Ronde? I’ll try both. But w/ Ikaruga where you need to constantly switch btwn blk and white, my brain just doesn’t function w/ the arcade stick..

        • malek86

          In the original arcade version of Ikaruga, you attack with button A, change polarity with button B, and release lasers by pressing both. I tried it a few times, but it doesn’t work all that well. I too like the joypad better for that game.

  • ………………………………………

    And now I need a 360. I hate and love you, TGS.

  • I’ve got the feeling that this one’s good but SUPER overrated, like Ikaruga. But it’ll be nice to try a demo and see for myself.

  • thaKingRocka

    I want so badly for everyone to be able to have legitimate access to the quality games of the past. I am very much in favor of reworking these games to fucntion in modern OSs and consoles. I hate to see the gray market drive the price of this sort of game into the prohibitively expensive territory. This is excellent news, and I will buy it for myself as well as for my nephew.

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