Legendary studio has something in store
Treasure, the acclaimed studio behind such franchises as Gunstar Heroes, Radiant Silvergun, Bangai-O, and Ikaruga, has announced that it is currently hard at work on a mysterious new game, which it hopes to announce later in 2022 as part of the developer’s 30th-anniversary celebrations.
While the studio — which was originally founded in 1992 by ex-Konami coder Masato Maegawa — has offered no direct information in regards to the new game’s IP, form, or genre, Treasure has noted that the project is something that its fans have been requesting for quite some time, which has got the company’s dedicated, long-time fanbase buzzing with excitement and intrigue.
[TREASURE 30th ANNIVERSARY]
2022年6月19日、株式会社トレジャーは会社設立30周年を迎えました！ 30周年の今年、ご要望の多い「あの」タイトルを発表できるよう鋭意開発中です。 今後とも、トレジャーをよろしくお願いいたします。 pic.twitter.com/hvQxcesGkj
— 株式会社トレジャー (@TreasureCoLtd) June 19, 2022
“On June 19, 2022, Treasure celebrated its 30th anniversary!” wrote the developer on its official Twitter. “On this 30th anniversary year, we are working hard in development to announce the highly requested ‘that’. Please continue to give Treasure your support going forward.”
While the tweet makes it sound like the title will be a known entity, such as a sequel or remake, that still leaves a whole lot of mystery up in the air. After all, Treasure’s catalog of franchises are all incredibly popular, and fans would be pleased with a sequel to any of the aforementioned games. Of course, we could simply be looking at a major remaster or remake of one of its enduring classics — Ikaruga for example — but frankly, at this stage, I think the fans are just happy to see the studio back at it.
Let the speculation commence. We’ll be sure to give you the good word when Treasure shows its hand.