Making it business to boycott sensible business practices, Treasure’s commitment to dying consoles once cemented it as Japan’s most revered boutique developer. A practice that gave rise to some of gaming’s most significant works, Radiant Silvergun is a product of both spectacular overachievement and unapologetic showboating. Once...
Radiant Silvergun included
Tokyo-based publisher and developer Live Wire is holding an Early Summer Sale on the Switch eShop. A small handful of the studio — which is most famous for porting multiple Cave-developed shooters to the system — have been reduced worldwide, and you can't really go wrong with any of them. The sale started on 16th June...
Radiant Silvergun, Mushihimesama and more
Publisher Live Wire has announced its Spring Sale for the Switch eShop across all regions, with up to 30% off selected shmup titles. The savings are available right now and will be sticking around until 16th April, so you have plenty of time to snag one game at a discounted price and play it through before...
Update: Pre-orders on LRG go live
Update [Sat 15th Oct, 2022 06:55 BST]: Pre-orders for Radiant Silvergun have gone live on the Limited Run Games website. Original article [Thu 13th Oct, 2022 01:25 BST]: If you're a fan of shoot 'em ups, one game you can't go past on the Switch is Radiant Silvergun by Treasure. It made its debut in 1998 and was...
Update: You can now shmup to your heart's content
Update #2 [Tue 20th Sep, 2022 14:30 BST]: Treasure fans, shmup fans, rejoice — Radiant Silvergun is now available to purchase from the eShop once again! It appears that the game was re-uploaded to the store earlier today. The web store hasn't updated yet, but we've double-checked the eShop on the...
A post-Direct blowout
*deep breath* There was a Nintendo Direct this week! And it was chock-a-block full of games. But the big news is that we, at last, know the name (and release date) of Breath of the Wild's follow-up. RIP The Sequel to... The Legend of Zelda:
Update: Currently unavailable on the North American eShop
Update [Wed 14th Sep, 2022 09:35]: Radiant Silvergun has randomly disappeared from the North American Switch eShop. The trailer has also been made private on YouTube. We've popped the Japanese reveal trailer up top for now so you can still get your shump goodness. For more information on the...
July 14, 2520 AD.
The human race was annihilated by the light emitted by a stone-like object excavated from the stratum before Christ. Only four crew members belonging to the space cruiser TETRA and one robonoid survived in satellite orbit.
A year later, the supplies on board are depleted. TETRA is forced to re-enter the atmosphere and begin the fight for human survival.
■ Strategic shoot 'em up
Stages with various topography such as intricate gaps and moving containers become battlefields, and enemies attack from all directions, up, down, left and right. 23 bosses await beyond... Six highly challenging stages await you.
There is a chain bonus that keeps increasing the score by continuously defeating the same enemy, a secret bonus generated by defeating enemies in a specific order, and a hidden score item. The key to earning a score is to cover all of these, build an original pattern for strategy, and accurately defeat the target enemy.
Use different weapons that level up by earning points and beat the high score!
- Score system specialised in the origin of shoot 'em ups
- Tons of weapons that level up by killing enemies
- Five levels of difficulty settings that even beginners can fully enjoy
- Story mode with a strong message
- Beautiful 3D graphics
- Sounds created by Mr. Hitoshi Sakimoto, who is highly acclaimed both in Japan and overseas, to colour the world of the game
- Game mode that can be enjoyed with the rules of Ikaruga, the second project RS work
- Online leaderboards to compete with rivals around the world