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Guardian Heroes, Real Steel added to XBLA today

Microsoft has added a pair of very different beat ’em ups to the Xbox Live Arcade today.

The first is Guardian Heroes, a medieval beat ’em up that was originally released for the Sega Saturn. Developed by Treasure, this remade rendition of Guardian Heroes includes enhanced graphics and online play.

The second is a game adaptation of the Hugh Jackson fighting film Real Steel. Customize your robotic boxer and take it into the ring against other steel-plated pugilists. Hugh Jackman not included.

Both games have been priced at 800 Microsoft Points ($10) apiece.

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Sega sets an October 12 release date for Guardian Heroes

Radiant Silvergun isn’t the only one of Treasure’s treasures that’ll be arriving on the Xbox Live Arcade soon. Sega has announced that Guardian Heroes, the developer’s awesome beat ’em up (originally released for the Saturn) will be available to download from the XBLA on October 12.

Priced at 800 Microsoft Points ($10), Sega promises that Guardian Heroes “isn’t just about beating up bad guys, with a storyline full of twists and turns players will enjoy one of five completely unique boss fights, as well as more than half a dozen possible endings.”

To prove it, they’ve released a new gameplay trailer, which you can see above.

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Sonic leads Sega’s E3 lineup… again

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. It’s a popular phrase that goes back almost 200 years and Sega has certainly adopted it in their crusade to create another great Sonic the Hedgehog game on a console. The publisher will try again this year as Sonic Generations (3DS, PS3, Xbox 360) leads their E3 lineup. Sega is so sure they’ve got it right this time that they’re even giving the public a sneak peek at the game at the Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 8 at 6 PM (Pacific Time).

The remainder of Sega’s lineup is pretty diverse and seems to have a little bit of something for everyone:

  • The long-gestating squad-based shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Platinum Games’ latest brawler, Anarchy Reigns
  • The Terminator-esque Binary Domain
  • Movie-to-game adaptation Captain America: Super Soldier
  • The reborn puzzler Crush 3D
  • The XBLA debut of Treasure’s Guardian Heroes
  • The brilliant light gun shooter House of the Dead: Overkill, on the PS3 for the first time.
  • Downloadable action title Renegade Ops
  • The first M-rated Kinect game, Rise of Nightmares
  • The rally racer Sega Rally Online Arcade, which is available now
  • And Shinobi emerging from the shadows on the 3DS

Sega also has a few surprises in store for the E3 Expo as they’ve promised “more than 13 new games across all major platforms,” but they only listed 12 games. Considering the company’s close relationship with Nintendo, I’d bet good money that we’ll get a Wii 2 announcement or two.

More information on Sega’a announced E3 slate can be found after the break. (more…)

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Guardian Heroes coming to XBLA

Sega announced that they are releasing the classic Guardian Heroes for the Xbox Live Arcade. Guardian Heroes was originally released in 1996 for the Sega Saturn and developed by Treasure. The re-release will include online co-op, battle modes, enhanced graphics, and much more. The game will be available this fall.

“Ever since we began to make Sega’s classic Dreamcast and Genesis 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.”

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