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Sin And Punishment Developer Treasure Working On 3DS Exclusive

Posted by Damien McFerran

3D action shooter inbound

Veteran studio Treasure - the team behind the amazing Sin and Punishment: Star Successor - has confirmed that it is working on a 3DS exclusive.

Speaking to UK magazine gamesTM, Treasure CEO Masato Maegawa revealed the exciting news:

We are making a new game on Nintendo 3DS now. Not multiplatform, but exclusive to 3DS.

When asked if it was an action title, Maegawa responded in the affirmative.

Founded in 1992 by former Konami staffers, Treasure's library of titles is packed with classics, such as Gunstar Heroes, Radiant Silvergun, Alien Soldier, Guardian Heroes, Bangai-O and Ikaruga.

Speaking of which, Ikaruga director Hiroshi Iuchi has recently released his own 3DS shooter in the shape of Kokuga.

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User Comments (40)

ThomasBW84Admin

#2

ThomasBW84 said:

I'd be surprised if I hear anything better today. Sin & Punishment 2 is a wonderfully crafted game, and those guys at Treasure really know what they're doing.

Details can't come soon enough!

BenAV

#3

BenAV said:

Sounds great.
If it's anywhere as good as Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Skies, I'll be very pleased.

Pikachupwnage

#7

Pikachupwnage said:

I am hoping for a sin and punishment or maybe star fox. Wasn't treasure wanting to make a star fox?

burninmylight

#11

burninmylight said:

Treasure has had a special play in my heart ever since I stumbled upon Gunstar Heroes for Genesis in K-Mart as a second grader. This is fantastic news.

gojiguy

#12

gojiguy said:

NEWS OF THE YEAR!

Now let's hope Kokuga makes it over to our side as well!

SkywardLink98

#13

SkywardLink98 said:

Good news, unless it launches next year. We really only have Paper Mario on 3Ds to finish off the year, but Q1 2013 has Luigi's Mansion, Fire Emblem, and ,aybe Casytlevania, so I'd rather get it by the end of the year. (Though very unlikely)

Xilef

#14

Xilef said:

Please be S&P please be S&P! I would love have a portable S&P. Did they mention if it was a new IP or not?

shonenjump86

#15

shonenjump86 said:

Astro Boy Omega Factor 2!!! :). I know that won't happen but it would be nice. I'll settle for a new Sin and Punishment game. A brand new game will be good too.

misswliu81

#16

misswliu81 said:

an exclusive? yes!! :-D

i don't care what it is, because whatever they do touch turns to gold. they are one of my favourite developers.

V8_Ninja

#18

V8_Ninja said:

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

Thank you, Treasure. I am ready to be blessed with another glorious shooter of yours. If it's another Sin & Punishment title, I will have to fly to Japan and hug ever employee.

AVahne

#19

AVahne said:

Kokuga and Code of Princess from older Treasure employees, both of which look great! Can't wait to see what the current Treasure team will dish out!

FonistofCruxis

#20

FonistofCruxis said:

I loved Sin and Punisment: Successor of the Earth (still need to get Successor of the Skies) so I look forward to finding out what this is.

kkslider5552000

#23

kkslider5552000 said:

Treasure is kinda like a more gameplay oriented Suda51...in the context that while I'm not a huge fan of ALL of their games, they're all worth playing regardless. (and their better games like Mischief Makers or Astro Boy Omega Factor are instant classics)

capitalism

#24

capitalism said:

Sin and Punishment 2 was awesome so I can't wait to see what they're working on now. Very good news.

Urbanhispanic

#27

Urbanhispanic said:

This is good news indeed. I still haven't gotten the sequel to Sin & Punishment but now would be a good time since it's cheap to get.

sinalefa

#28

sinalefa said:

Very good news indeed. Treasure is like Intelligent Systems, that deliver quality games every time. What I would like to know is if it will be cart based or downloadable, hoping the latter, as that might give us a bigger, more polished game.

Zombie_Barioth

#31

Zombie_Barioth said:

I could actually see Treasure getting behind the helm of a Star Fox game though, imo.

Kid Icarus already proved Sin & Punishment would work on 3DS, we'll have to wait and see.

retro_player_22

#34

retro_player_22 said:

Treasure needs to make a sequel to Astro Boy: Omega Factor, the original GBA game was one of their greatest license based game ever. Also I would love for them to make also make a Star Fox HD for Wii U too if Nintendo allows them.

meppi

#35

meppi said:

Wonderful news. People have been wondering what Treasure was up to for a while since everything has been extremely quiet since Sin & Punishment 2 launched.
Hope whatever it is, it gets a worldwide release as Treasure are one of the companies I'd buy a Japanese system for just to play their games. :)

LeVideoGamer

#37

LeVideoGamer said:

Treasure is amazing; and anything like Sin and Punishment & Ikaruga will be perfect for me. Can't wait for the inevitable Sin and Punishment 3 on the Wii U. Oh, and Nintendo, add Isa to SSB4 please?

realar

#40

realar said:

I'm rooting for E3 to blow the lid off what they're working on or the next Nintendo Direct.

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