Speaking exclusively to Eurogamer, Treasure have revealed they are planning on making a sequel to the classic SEGA Saturn title. Originally they had hoped to create the sequel from the get go however SEGA wanted the revitilize the IP before they started working on the sequel. Speaking Eurogamer, Treasure’s Hiroto Matsuura said;
“Originally, the project started as Guardian Heroes 2, the team that had been working on Sin & Punishment [last year’s Wii sequel], after that project they wanted to start a new game.”
“The project started as Guardian Heroes 2, but the publisher – that’s SEGA – said in order to create a sequel, they wanted us to revitalize the IP. So instead of starting on the sequel we made a remake.”
Hiroto Matsuura was however, open to give as an insight into what to expect if Guardian Heroes did get a sequel;
“The original core game mechanics is a 2D, layer-based game,” he said, “and that’s what we like about it. We may create characters and backgrounds in 3D, but the core mechanics will be the same.”
For those wishing to support the notion behind a sequel to Guardian Heroes, keep note that the release date for the XBLA port will be out in October.