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8:30 PM on 02.18.2014

Ikaruga now available on Steam

One of the most acclaimed shmups ever is making its debut on PC today. Yes, Ikaruga, Treasure's renowned polarity-shifting shooter, is out now via Steam for $9.99. Ikaruga initially released in Japanese arcades at the tu...

Kyle MacGregor


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




3:00 PM on 01.29.2014

Treasure has plans for more ports to Steam and a new game

Ikaruga coming to Steam by way of Steam Greenlight was an unusual sight to behold but if that's weirdly what it takes to get Treasure games on the platform, I'm all for it. In an interview with Famitsu, Treasure president Mas...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 10.04.2013

Ikaruga targets PC release via Steam Greenlight

Ikaruga descended upon Steam Greenlight today, joining the myriad of prospective releases awaiting approval in Valve's Soviet bread line. The legendary shoot-'em-up initially launched in Japanese arcades back in 2001, bu...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 PM on 09.14.2013

Celebrate 20 years of Gunstar Heroes with OC ReMix

Treasure knows how to make some f*ckin' games. That's an undisputed fact. And one of the best Treasure games is of course Gunstar Heroes on SEGA Genesis. Did you know it just celebrated its 20th anniversary this past Monday?...

Tony Ponce

1:00 PM on 06.26.2013

Ikaruga creator's Kokuga is out this week on 3DS

As far as we knew, Kokuga would be coming westward to the 3DS "sometime this summer," but apparently that day is actually tomorrow! Yep, the North and South American release date is set for June 27th, 2013, with a June/July e...

Chris Carter

11:00 PM on 06.20.2013

Ikaruga director's Nintendo 3DS shmup is jetting West

A successor to two of the greatest shoot-'em-ups ever made is coming to Nintendo 3DS in Western territories later this summer. Kokuga, the latest project from Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun director Hiroshi Iuchi, is...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 AM on 11.01.2012

Ikaruga, Sin & Punishment dev working on a 3DS exclusive

Shoot 'em ups are basically the sharks of the videogame industry. Relics from a bygone era, they've remained steadfast since the dawn of time. And really, would you have it any other way? Exemplars of the mantra "if it ain't ...

Kyle MacGregor

5:30 PM on 02.15.2012

Live show: Stretch Panic on Mash Tactics

It's going to be a 'WTF Wednesday' of ridiculous proportions today on Mash Tactics. King Foom is flinging himself face-first into Treasure's oddball PlayStation 2 title Stretch Panic. I could go into a full description of the...

Bill Zoeker

5:30 PM on 10.13.2011

Live show: Guardian Heroes on Mash Tactics

[Not sure what Mash Tactics is? I've included a classic clip to show you just a glimpse of what you've been missing, you daft fool! You can see all of Destructoid's previously-aired live shows in our archives...

Bill Zoeker



Review: Radiant Silvergun (XBLA) photo
Review: Radiant Silvergun (XBLA)
by Maurice Tan

Some four years after Treasure's Masato Maegawa hinted at a re-release of one of the finest shoot-'em-ups ever to grace the world, Radiant Silvergun is finally available on Xbox Live Arcade for a fraction of what the Saturn game used to go for on eBay.

Shmup enthusiasts will no doubt have blindly picked up this new version of the game the moment it came out, but not every classic from the '90s has made a successful revamp on current-day digital platforms. Thankfully, just like Ikaruga, Radiant Silvergun on XBLA is everything that made it great, and more.

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6:30 PM on 08.30.2011

Finally: Radiant Silvergun on XBLA September 14

Finally. Radiant Silvergun for the Sega Saturn was my jam, and now Treasure's beautiful shmup will be my new jam on the Xbox 360. Yes, the XBLA version of this fine game is coming our way on September 14. Treas...

Dale North