Treasure Is Working On A "Highly Requested" Title

Treasure Is Working On A "Highly Requested" Title

Treasure — the famous Japanese developer known for titles like Gunstar Heroes, Sin and Punishment, and Ikaruga — has just celebrated its 30th anniversary this week.

The company previously developed Ikaruga, Radiant Silvergun, and Wario World in collaboration with Nintendo.

In a Tweet, the company said “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.”

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Treasure may not have been pumping out releases, but some of its games are still available on the Switch.

Treasure’s last releases were a duo of 3DS games in the Gaist Crusher series. Prior to this, the company had been prolific during the PlayStation 2 era of console gaming, developing 12 titles between 2000 and 2006.

It’s unknown whether the game Treasure intends to announce is a wholly original IP or a revisiting of one of the titles they worked on in collaboration with Nintendo.

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Cult N64 game Sin and Punishment received a sequel in 2009 for the Wii, but the series has been dormant since.

The company is understood to now consist of fewer than 10 employees, primarily handling re-releases of their classic titles, so it’s possible that this will comply be a collection.

However, if this is to be a sequel to a classic Treasure IP, Ikaruga seems to be the most popular choice, based on responses to Treasure’s tweet.

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Treasure may not have been pumping out releases, but some 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 Switch Online Expansion Pack.

What would you like to see from Treasure next?

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