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'Gunstar Super Heroes' (GBA) Saves The Day At Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT

SEGA of America today announced the release of Gunstar Super Heroes, the 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 team.

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 GenesisĀ® 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 of $29.95.

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