Sega’s Award-Winning Gunstar Super Heroes
Charges Into Stores This Week
SAN FRANCISCO (October 25, 2005) – Awarded GBA
Game of E3 2005 by IGN.com; and dubbed Best Game Boy® Advance Game at E3 by
GameSpot.com: SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced the release of Gunstar
Super Heroes™, the award-winning sequel to the classic 2D action-shooter,
Gunstar Heroes™. This new adventure, developed exclusively for the Game Boy
Advance, offers the relentless action, precision gunplay, and brilliant visuals
that have become the trademark of Treasure, the game’s legendary development
Blue and Red, the lead characters in Gunstar
Super Heroes, must once again keep a stone of great power from falling into the
hands of an evil empire intent on resurrecting the God of Ruin. Both characters
take on the same adventure using different paths, effectively making for two
unique play-through experiences. Players will tackle six wildly inventive levels
and take on gigantic bosses that fill the entire Game Boy Advance screen.
"Gunstar Super Heroes offers an action-packed
arcade experience for newcomers and a major gaming milestone for hardcore fans,"
said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Entertainment Marketing, SEGA of
America. "SEGA and Treasure are teaming up again to give fans the sequel they’ve
always wanted, and this eagerly anticipated game is sure to be talked about by
gaming enthusiasts for years to come."
Within the game, playful references abound,
including a beautifully retooled original Gunstar Heroes level, references to
classic SEGA Genesis® games, and a bevy of other fan-tailored treats. Crisp 2D
graphics, easy to pick up gameplay, multiple difficulty levels, and an
accessible save system makes Gunstar Super Heroes an ideal title to enjoy on the
Game Boy Advance.
Gunstar Super Heroes has also received the
following accolades for its visual excellence and superior gameplay: 1UP.com E3
award for Best GBA Game, 1UP.com 2005 Best of TGS award for Best GBA Game,
IGN.com E3 award for Best Action Game on GBA, and IGN.com E3 award for Best
Graphics on GBA.
Gunstar Super Heroes is rated "E10+" (Everyone 10
and older – Fantasy Violence and Suggestive Themes) by the Entertainment
Software Review Board, and is now available at retailers nationwide for an MSRP