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Bangai-O hitting XBLA in HD this autumn

Tuesday, 31st August 2010 19:59 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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That’s a headline we never thought we’d write.

D3 just announced the unthinkable: an HD version of handheld Treasure classic Bangai-O, Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury, is to release on XBLA this autumn.

The “shooter” – you have to have played it to understand the quote marks – will ship replete with more than 100 levels in its new form, and includes a Level Editor Tool.

Not only will you be able to build levels, but you’ll be able to share them with friends.

It’s to cost 800MSP. This is an essential purchase. Your soon-to-be burnt eyes agree.

A multi-directional missile shooter, Bangai-O was originally released for N64 in Japan with a run of only 10,000 unit. This version came to Dreamcast soon after and was released worldwide.

In 2008, a sequel, Bangai-O Spirits was released for DS.

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15 Comments

  1. Michael O’Connor

    Oh shit. I think I just died and went to heaven.

    *drool*

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I can’t believe it. I know a few people doing proper :o faces right now.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Long live the Dreamcast!!

    Oh wait … right.

    Great Game good news indeed.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Michael O’Connor

    @2 I would be one of then.

    What next, a HD sequel to Gunstar Heroes? Make it so, Treasure…

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Michael O’Connor

    Whoops, double post.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Rudderless

    Hang on. So is it based on the original Bangai-O, or Bangai-O Spirits? “An HD version of handheld Treasure classic” would suggest the latter, but then the stuff which comes after that leans more towards the former.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    *in too young to understand club*

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Aimless

    Too young? It’s more recent than Half-Life.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    Johnny is REALLY young.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. LOLshock94

    didnt this come out it 2003 or was that another and anyone remeber a game i think it was called capcom strikeforce r sumit

    #10 4 years ago
  11. onlineatron

    *In the ‘I had the DS version and had no idea what the hell I was playing’ club*

    #11 4 years ago
  12. OlderGamer

    I own the US Dreamcast version. I don’t do handhelds, so I can’t comment on those.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. mington

    \o/ BOOM easily one of my favorite games for the DC

    I was let down massively by the DS version, I don’t want to create my own levels DAMN IT!

    i hope they are putting in the ‘oh my god my console is dying under the weight of all those rockets’ slow down

    Level sharing is awesome, i hope we’ll be able to rate and download the community’s best levels

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Deanzor

    HOLY CUNTING SHIT.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. onlineatron

    Bangai-O HD gameplay: http://kotaku.com/5630606/call-it-bangai+o-hd-or-call-it-1000+shot-insanity

    #15 4 years ago

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