Bangai-O exploding onto XBLA

D3Publisher confirms Treasure-developed Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury for fall launch with more than 100 stages, editor to make and share levels with friends.

Treasure's Bangai-O series of arcade-style shooters is known for its near-constant barrage of explosions, but the flow of new titles in the franchise has been decidedly less impressive.

In the past 11 years, Bangai-O has seen only three games released: the Japan-exclusive Nintendo 64 original, a 2001 Dreamcast remake, and 2008's Bangai-O Spirits. D3Publisher today took a step to address that shortage, announcing that it would release Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury for Xbox Live Arcade this fall, with Treasure once again handling the game's development.

Like 2008's Bangai-O Spirits on the DS (pictured), Missile Fury will feature plenty of explosions.

Like Bangai-O Spirits (the first installment published by D3), Missile Fury will mix arcade shooter action with puzzle-solving gameplay. Also like that title, Missile Fury feature more than 100 stages and a level editor tool that lets users create and share with friends. Missile Fury should sport high-definition graphics and a more straightforward sharing mechanism than its predecessor, which allowed players to convert their levels into an audio file that could be received and translated through another DS's microphone.

When it arrives, Missile Fury will sell for 800 Microsoft points ($10). For more on D3Publisher's first go-around with the series, check out GameSpot's review of Bangai-O Spirits.

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darthwisner
darthwisner

Great news! I have this for my Dreamcast still. Now how about Radiant Silvergun???

XanderZane
XanderZane

I still want the original game, but I'll definitely get this for just $10. Treasure Studios is just that, " a treasure". I loved Gunstar Heroes (hard as hell to beat), Dynamite Headdy and McDonalds Treasure Land Adventures. All their shooters are incredible. They include games like Mischief Makers, Silhoutte Mirage, Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun.

DDR_Midian
DDR_Midian

Bangai-O Spirits was hands down the best DS game ever. It worries me that the old school look might cause people to pass this one by, because it's a real hidden treasure (pun intended) and there's nothing else like it. If you're reading this and haven't played Bangai-O but love badass action with robots and missiles, you've just found your new favourite game.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I'll buy anything with Treasure's name on it. This looks like fun!

Nooberman2k
Nooberman2k

I used to LOVE this on Dreamcast. Took me forever to finish it, it was bloody difficult!

IceJester45
IceJester45

@TheArcade, No idea why people thumb down simple statements such as, "Hey! I like this game." Perhaps some people just can't take opinions. As far as the new Bangai-O is concerned, I will play Alien Soldier tomorrow to celebrate this wonderful Treasure-related news.

soulessblade
soulessblade

Awesome news! Bring back all the Treasure Classics! I would kill to be able to play an HD remake of Guardian Heroes with local/online multiplayer. Tempted to dust off the Saturn now...

RandyAU93
RandyAU93

Been playing Treasure's other recent creation, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor on the Wii, so I'm all about some more Treasure!

helldew
helldew

oh my god im reactivating my Xbox for this game. ive wanted to play this game so badly i loved the DS game.

Barighm
Barighm

User created content? Neat-o.

James_Maupin
James_Maupin

Wow, I never saw that coming. I loved the DC game.

Suyomizzle_
Suyomizzle_

HOOOLY CRAP definitely one of my all time favorite games, and a remake I never expected. How wonderful!

djsundowner
djsundowner

Man, this game is fun! Can't wait to have it in HD!

SearchBomber
SearchBomber

I never got to play the 64 or DC games, but loved Spirits to death. Day one for me.

TheArcade
TheArcade

Why did monson21502, wolf0, and IceJester45, comments receive a thumbs down? They were just comments complimenting the game. I'm just curious.

monson21502
monson21502

wow great pick up ms. to bad my hd is almost full of arcade games:P

wolf0
wolf0

fun game Dreamcast FTW

IceJester45
IceJester45

Faaaaaantastic. Love Bangai-O. I bought it on the Dreamcast. I bought it on the DS. I'll buy it on XBLA. Keep them coming, Treasure.