Treasure — the famous Japanese developer known for titles like Gunstar Heroes, Sin and Punishment and Ikaruga — has just celebrated its 30th anniversary this week.
Yes, although we haven't seen a new game from the company since 2014, it's still alive and well. Apparently, it's even got plans for a highly requested title, according to a rough Google translation of a recent tweet. Here's exactly what it had to say:
"On June 19, 2022, Treasure Co., Ltd. celebrated its 30th anniversary! This year, the 30th anniversary, we are working hard to announce the highly requested "that" title. We look forward to your continued support of Treasure."
Treasure may not have necessarily been pumping out releases, but a number of its games are still available on the Switch.
Ikaruga got a release on the hybrid platform in 2018, and classic games like Sin and Punishment, Gunstar Heroes, Alien Soldier and Dynamite Headdy are all playable via the Switch Online Expansion Pack.
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What would you like to see from Treasure next? Tell us in the comments section.
Sin And Punishment 1 & 2 remastered in HD please or a remake of Alien Soldier!
A remaster of Cheggers’ Party Quiz?
Astro Boy: Omega Force 2!
Ok, maybe not but it'd be neat...
I can only think we are getting a version of Radiant Silvergun. Maybe a updated version of the 360 port or one with even more work put into it.
Either a Sin and Punishment or Gunstar Heroes sequel will make me wanna buy.
@Orokosaki hell yes, that would be awesome 👍
I'd appreciate something with Gunstar Heroes personally, loved that game on NSO.
Maybe Ikaruga spoiled me, but when I tried Radiant Silvergun, it just didn’t do anything for me. I wonder if that’s the title?
I've played a lot of Treasure games in the past.
Can't wait to see what they have in store for us.
A remaster of Wario World would be fantastic.
Do people just forget that Treasure also made Mischief makers and Silhouette Mirage ? I'm sad about the lack of love these games get
I'm playing Alien Soldier for the first time now and frankly I don't see why it would need a remake at all. It's amazing.
Personally, I just want them to bring over Sin & Punishment 2 and Radiant Silvergun to the Switch. Or a new game in that style, sure.
Wario World 2 babbbyyyyyyy
@BloodNinja Im with you there. Although i enjoyed the game it just didnt do much for me like Ikaruga did.
@MidySeaCloud Liked Silhouette mirage was a shame its locked to the past now with no conversions likely to come.
Can imagine mischief makers coming to switch online
I'm glad to hear Treasure is still kicking, but how does a company go 8 years without releasing a game and not go bankrupt?
After the excellent Gradius V, perhaps they're doing Gradius VI.
Or Sin and Punishment 3. I'll take either/both.
@Quarbit they've got lots of treasure?
Wario Odyssey announced in a direct with Wario Land games headlining GB and GBA NSO apps. 😀
Nah, I don't think anything Nintendo-published would have a proto-announcement like this.
Been waiting for some sort of Treasure Collection to come together for a long time. I'm so happy that a lot of the hits are out there and playable on Switch, but would love something that doesn't require a subscription to play these; And for Mischief Makers to be available!
So a Sin & Punishment 3?
Whatever it is, it's probably not Sin & Punishment. Neither game sold that well.
@MidySeaCloud Seriously! They both deserve upscaled rereleases!
Oh how I missed this amazing company. I wonder what this could be. They haven't done anything in years
ROCK AND ROLL MCDONALD'S ROCK AND ROLL MCDONALD'S
Is it finally time for Axelay 2? I'll take a Mischief Makers sequel or even a remaster too.
I always thought they'd be a perfect choice for Starfox.
TREASURE'S BACK??? I did not expect to see this today, considering they haven't launched a game since 2013, I believe. I'm down for almost anything because if it's Treasure, it's going to be quality
@Bubsy Wesley Willis, is that you?
I’d love to see Treasure make the next Star Fox game
Not necessarily. Treasure has put out a few mediocre games over the years.
Treasure don't exist anymore do they? It's literally more of a licensing company. All of the programmers that created the classics are nothing to do with it anymore. Just give us a RSG switch port physical.
A collection of HD remasters would be nice. But a brand new shooter would be cool too.
Sin and Punishment 3,please!
Ok good I'm not the only one who wants Wario World 2, lol
honestly - it's just nice to know that they're working on something!
Astro Boy: Omega Factor is my favorite GBA game. It's a longshot with all the licensing hiccups, but I would OVER THE MOON if that's what they're up to.
Radiant Silvergun or bust.
@RushDawg Well those are few and far between. I obviously don't wanna assume it's gonna be a another 10/10 like their other games, because that just breeds disappointment, but most of Treasure's stuff is always gold
McDonald’s Treasure Land Adventure 2.
I could go for a new Sin and Punishment or Astro Boy Omega Factor.
WARIOWORLD 2 BABYYYYY
Tiny Toon Adventures: Defenders of the Universe official release.
I'd like to say something Wario World related, the original game is a blast, but very short.
It's always nice to hear Wario apologizing to you for annoying your for about 50 minutes.
Before clicking on the article I thought of Treaurenauts, whatever happened to that?
I thought they closed their doors! This is great to hear. I can't wait to see what they do next.
Radiant Silvergun off course.
Anyone that thinks 'that' doesn't mean Radiant Silvergun hasn't played it. The shmup is God tier. Man. Imagine having it on Switch. /drool
I thought Treasure was done… Good to know they’re still active.
Wario Odyssey, please!
Mischief Makers and Bangai-O are my favorite Treasure games. Particularly the Dreamcast version of Bangai-O.
@MidySeaCloud was gon say would love another Mischief Makers or even a Dynamite Heady.
Wario World 2!!??
Guardian Heroes with online multiplayer.
@shonenjump86 i second McD’s Treasure Land. What a happy little game
Wario World 2 please.
We seriously need a new Wario game that's not Warioware.
Sin & Punishment 3
What have they actually been doing since 2014?
Yeah don't sweat it, their most requested title is easily Radiant Silvergun, so it has to be it, not Sin & Punishment (although that would be cool too).
Guardian Heroes 2.
I hope Skip Ltd also revive
My profile picture says it all!
THE ARBITERS OF ÉLITENESS
MY BODY IS READY ... FOR A PAINFUL AND VIRTUOUS CHALLENGE TO THE DEATH
I'm guessing news will probably relate to Gunstar Heroes, Sin & Punishment, Radiant Silvergun, or Ikaruga, but I would just love for them to release Mischief Makers on NSO and I can die happy. Of course, follow-ups to any of those, or even the re-release of Radiant Silvergun would be fine for me.
Please be a Sin & Punishment 1 | 2 Remake for Switch and PSVR2.
bought S+P2 on Wii..... still haven't played it. Someday.
@YANDMAN That was the first thing I thought when I saw the headline. Is this even the same company? Same designers and programmers? If it is, what have they been doing since 2014? Does Treasure pay them salaries to sit around for eight years waiting for someone to decide it's time for another game? Don't they get bored?
Not to rain on anyone's parade, the name Treasure fills me with excitement too. But I really doubt that it's the same people who made the games Treasure is famous for. And if it's not, there's not a lot to be excited about.
Someone who has some knowledge of the situation please tell me I'm wrong. This is one time I'd like to be wrong.
Regardless of whatever this is, it’s already the announcement of the year for me. Treasure is my favourite game developer and I’m just happy to hear they’re active on something/anything. Bangai-O for the DS is my #1 Game All Time. I can’t believe this is happening!
Mischief Makers. SHAKE SHAKE
If Sin and Punishment is any to go by because I played it on the Switch and it’s pretty fun. If it’s “that” highly requested game then I hope it’s a good game. I look forward to it Treasure!
Anything less than Sin & Punishment 3 will be considered unacceptable.
gunstar 3. do it you cowards
I have Guardian Heroes (Saturn and Xbox 360) and I need a sequel! Not the GBA (GARBAGE) sequel, a true Saturn Version sequel!
Radiant Silvergun. I have on Saturn and Xbox 360 (all achievements). But this game has infinite replay value!
I don´t like Sin & Punishment like i love Guardian Heroes or Radiant Silvergun!
To be fair, Mischief Makers is like the hidden gem amongst hidden gems. Very few people know of it, to the point it doesn't even show up on a lot of top hidden gems lists v.v
Would be amazing for it to get a remaster/sequel, but considering we're talking about a highly requested title here, I'm putting my money on their bigger stuff: something with Radiant Silvergun (still blows my mind this one isn't on Switch yet) or Sin & Punishment.
‘That’ title, and nobody knows what they mean lol
It’s vaguely surreal to see this article when the companie’s output has been little more than a few HD ports and that 3DS game. Back in the day there were rumblings RS3 was in active development, I even remember a long shot rumor that Treasure submitted a new Darius to Microsoft in the 360 era. Again I’m not expecting anything too nuts….
Gimme a new Sim & Punishment on Switch.
WILDCARD: Space Channel 5 on Switch
@mauhlin12 YES! PLEASE!!
Love Guardian Heroes, played it to death on my Saturn
Wario World 2!
@JasmineDragon It factually isn't the same team, they disbanded long ago. This will be the re-re-release of Radiant Silvergun, which I'm happy about.
Oh my gosh!
What if they're working on Gradius VI? 🤯
Sin and punishment, alien soldier please.
Nobody's mentioning bangai-o? a remake of that including the brilliant DS level editor would be amazing @liam_doolan should at least at the dS version to the linked games on this page..
@nessisonett Thanks for ruining my night
Mischief makers 2
Guardian Heroes, please!
It might be the Ikaruga sequel we've all been waiting for, UBUSUNA
Did someone say TREASURE!? 👀 When is the next Mischief Makers game happening??
How about just more from Treasure in general....like all of there games please! I can't even decide which one I hope is coming.
If I'm hard pressed though, I'm rooting for Gunstar Heroes! It's probably one of the most played Genesis game in my house.
Please give me Radiant Silvergun on Switch, Treasure. Or send me a copy of the Saturn version. You OWE me!
Can’t believe I missed this yesterday :’(
My head is telling me it’s ports of Radiant Silvergun to modern consoles. But my heart wishes it was S&P3.
@MidySeaCloud couldn't agree more. I loved Mischief Makers back in the day.
Sin & Punishment 3 💫
Fingers crossed 🤞
Is Treasure a Nintendo second party developer? Didn't they used to make Sega exclusives?
They are top quality either way. Still have the original sin and punishment downloaded on wii, and gunstar heroes 3d was great. Kinda want to see them do something ambitious.
@BongoBongo123 Treasure was exclusively Sega until the 32-bit era when they started branching out with Mischief Makers for N64 and Sillhouette Mirage for PS1/Saturn.
After Sega exited the home console business, they catered primarily to Nintendo, barring a couple of ports for the PS2 and Xbox360.
@farrgazer Thanks for the info. Interesting that theyv never been bought by one of the big hardware/software developers.
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