SEGA today launched the legendary action RPG brawler “Guardian Heroes” on Xbox Live Arcade for 600 Microsoft Points. Originally developed for the SEGA Saturn, this updated edition of the 1996 game has been completely re-mastered with enhanced graphics, new game modes and online co-op. Yes, the branching storylines and fast-paced combat are all intact in the XBLA version of Guardian Heroes.
In the game, players can choose to play as one of five heroes, leveling them up and guiding them along a branching storyline with five different endings. The Story Mode can be played alone or with a second co-op player, while a Versus Mode is playable by up to 12 players at once.
Additional gameplay modes include Time Attack Mode, Arcade Mode and Arrange Mode. Combined, these modes let players explore every nuance of the game’s 45 different fighters.