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Sin & Punishment Studio Treasure Is Working On Gaist Crusher With Capcom

Posted by Damien McFerran

Big things expected from 3DS action title

Capcom's Gaist Crusher is part of a concerted effort to create a new money-spinning brand which fuses the mediums of video games, animation and toys, and the forthcoming 3DS title is shaping up to be a significant title for 2013.

It has been revealed by Treasure — the talented team behind Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, Radiant Silvergun and Gunstar Heroes — that it is working alongside Capcom to create the game. Treasure hinted last year that it had a 3DS project in the works — is Gaist Crusher it?

There's no word on a western release at present, but hopefully if the concept takes off, it will gain a global audience and we'll see it come to our shores.

[via siliconera.com, treasure-inc.co.jp]

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User Comments (26)

Einherjar

#2

Einherjar said:

I totally forgot about that game. Wasnt it supposed to come out ages ago ? But since there is so much stuff involved (anime, toys etc) there is no way that it reaches the west without sacrifices (or at all for that matter).
But if you ask me, its doesnt look like your typical treasure game to me, so i hope that this collaboration brings us a different game. I have no interest in these "giant franchise collect all figures" type of games. I hate that with a passion.

Nintex

#3

Nintex said:

love me some Treasure shooters. Speaking of Treasure, they should make a sequel to N64's Mischief Troublemakers. That game was fantastic and the bosses were epic. I think a sequel would work great as a 3DS and WiiU eShop title!!!

TruenoGT

#5

TruenoGT said:

@Nintex Yeah no joke on Mischief Makers, that game was awesome. I don't understand why this never came to virtual console, but then again there were basically no 3rd party N64 games for some reason.

I'd love to see this game come west as well, I imagine it's going to become a standard bearer for the "darn region locking!" argument!

Nintex

#7

Nintex said:

@Sanqet, TruenoGT

Glad I'm not the only one that thinks that Mischief Makers aka Yuke Yuke Troublemakers in Japan was an awesome game. I have fond memories of playing this game with my friend back in 97. For the time the game had the best looking 2-D artwork-absolutely gorgeous. It was fun, quirky, super hard and totally Japanese. The few cutscenes that was in it was just like an anime.

theblackdragonAdmin

#10

theblackdragon said:

@Undead_terror: me too! I got stuck i think at the next-to-last level of the game, and we'd rented it from Blockbuster back then, so we had to take it back before i could figure it out. I did love that game, had a blast playing what I did at least :3

Kirk

#11

Kirk said:

I'm just not feeling it at all.

There's some 3D monster battles, that personally I don't really see appealing to a broad international audience, but that's basically all it seems. Or at least that's all they showed in that video.

What's so special about this game exactly?

Samurai_Goroh

#12

Samurai_Goroh said:

Any game Treasure is working on is something that keeps me very interested. I loved both Sin & Punishment games, and while this may not be of that same calibre, it will stay on my radar.
And speaking of N64, I never understood why we got Sin & Punishment on the Wii Virtual Console, but not Mischief Makers and Bangai-O, the other N64 games made by Treasure.

hydeks

#13

hydeks said:

that's a hell of a team-up! I love every Treasure game since Gunstar Heroes on Genesis, right up to Sin & Punishment Star Successor, so I'll be definitely interested in seeing more of this game :)

edcomics

#14

edcomics said:

Never played Gunstar Heroes, but I just checked out some gameplay video, and it looks great. Star Successor was really fun. So this game, although it's sort of a Saint Seiya type of theme, has the potential to be really good. The 3D battles look like they could be really fun. I just need to see more gameplay.

Suicune

#15

Suicune said:

They need a third installment of Gunstar Heroes. I played the GBA one for years.

tudsworth

#17

tudsworth said:

@Undead_terror I expect Capcom to squander this, much like they did E.X. Troopers. It's a similar story - a cross-media franchise with two highly anticipated games (one on 3DS, one on PS3, in EX Troopers' case, at least), a toy line and a tie-in anime. None of that reached the west, and it's looking like none of Gaist Crusher's stuff will reach the west, either.

Shame, really, because I was looking forward to a brand new game developed by Treasure.

Expa0

#18

Expa0 said:

Treasure has a pretty good track record, hopefully this will be good as well.

unrandomsam

#19

unrandomsam said:

I would like them to re release Silhouette Mirage but only if it is like the Saturn version.

"video games, animation and toys" If it is like Skylanders it is a total scam.

Zombie_Barioth

#20

Zombie_Barioth said:

@tudsworth
Wouldn't surprise me thats for sure. Its not like the game becoming popular couldn't help the series catch on over here or anything. If Bayblade and Bakugan can I don't see why this can't, especially with Capcom and Treasure behind it.

CanisWolfred

#21

CanisWolfred said:

I like the art style and I like Treasure, but I hate the thought of "tie-in" games or "Brand games", or whatever you want to call it. Plus, the game looks kinda boring...

Eien1239

#23

Eien1239 said:

Guys, look it up Gaist Crusher is being made for middle school kids or boys in Japan. It's main selling point is the local multiplayer, the anime style/premise and transformers!. It's just business if this is Treasure's only game.

Araknie

#26

Araknie said:

Don't even know the gameplay but really hope you post a video when there is one, possibly gameplay, that would let people decide.

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