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 game's eShop removal, check out our story. Or you can read on further down to find out why people should be excited about this Sega Saturn classic.

Original article [Tue 13th Sep, 2022 18:45 BST]: Today's Nintendo Direct Showcase was full of release dates that either felt very close or very far away. None more so was this the case with news that the classic arcade shoot 'em up Radiant Silvergun, from acclaimed Japanese developer Treasure, would be coming to Switch. What's more, it's landing on the console today!

A classic in its genre, Radiant Silvergun will provide you with five different weapons to take down a constant onslaught of enemies in ships of varyingly ridiculous sizes. The game comes in a retro pixelated look, wearing its arcade and Sega Saturn heritage on its sleeve.

Take a look at the screenshots below to get an idea of the classic-inspired feel that we are talking about:

We reported on rumours that the game might be making the flight over to Switch way back in 2018, and just a few weeks ago, the game was revealed to be coming to Tokyo Game Show — which starts later this week. And suddenly, it's here! And we can play it!

The game is live on the Nintendo eShop right now for $19.99 / £15.29. Prepare for lift-off!

Will you be downloading Radiant Silvergun? Fly on down to the comments to let us know!