Sin & Punishment Developer Treasure Working With Capcom On Sequel To Gaist Crusher
Posted by Liam Doolan
Still no sign of a Western release
Japanese video game developer Treasure, best known for critically acclaimed titles such as Sin and Punishment and the Sega Mega Drive classic Gunstar Heroes, is working with Capcom on a sequel to the 3DS action game – based on the manga, animation and toy series of the same name – Gaist Crusher.
Gaist Crusher God follows on from last year’s release, and is due out in Japan this Fall. The original game had an underwhelming launch week, selling just 8,053 units despite commendable marketing efforts from Capcom.
The second entry in the series will include new Gaists, with Capcom revealing God Hino Kaguchi and also teasing silhouettes of four other gods. Sadly, it's unlikely this series will be localised any time soon – if not ever – due to the original title receiving a cold shoulder from Japanese locals on release.
If the manga and anime series can raise the profile of Gaist Crusher before the sequel launches, perhaps the chances of a Western release will improve. It's still a pipedream though, considering the Asian market is yet to show any serious interest.
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