We've already reported a Guardian Heroes XBLA release date once, which turned out to have been an error on the part of Microsoft's Major Nelson. Sega announced a new October 12 release date for the updated Saturn brawler today, and we hope it sticks this time.
Guardian Heroes will be available on XBLA for 800 Microsoft Points ($10). For those of you who got into Treasure games post-Saturn -- or, gasp, have yet to discover the rewards of the Treasure fanatic lifestyle -- you can get a glimpse of what you've been missing in the above trailer. And that trailer doesn't mention the 12-player online play.
New Adventure-Packed Trailer Unveiled
LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO - 6th September, 2011 - SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that Guardian Heroes™, Treasure's classic Action-RPG brawler for the SEGA Saturn™, arrives on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on October 12th . Players will be able to experience all of the original title's side-scrolling action in fully re-mastered HD, both alone and with up to 12 friends online, for 800 Microsoft Points.
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 showcase the potential ways players can punch, kick, chop and stab and their way through Guardian Heroes, SEGA and Treasure have released a new gameplay trailer: