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Ubisoft To Publish Advance Guardian Heroes

by Jonathan Metts - July 12, 2004, 8:54 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Ubisoft Press Release

Treasure's GBA sequel will be released in the U.S. by Ubisoft.


Sequel to the Critically Acclaimed Action-Fighter Finally Punches onto the GBA This Fall!

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – July 12, 2004 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest videogame publishers, today announced Advance Guardian Heroes™ for the Game Boy® Advance system. Developed by Treasure, the same studio that developed Ikaruga™ and Wario World™, Advance Guardian Heroes is a scrolling fighter videogame featuring over 20 controllable characters, more than 160 powerful moves to master, and many incredible multiplayer scenarios. Gamers will play as one of three brand-new characters in an action-packed story of courage and sacrifice, upgrading and improving their powers as they progress. Advance Guardian Heroes is rated “E” for Everyone and is scheduled to release in September 2004 in North America with an MSRP of $29.99.

“Ubisoft is excited to be publishing a franchise as well-known and well-respected as Guardian Heroes,” said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for Ubisoft’s North American division. “Fans will be thrilled to see Advance Guardian Heroes brought to the Game Boy Advance with its innovative single-player gameplay, action-packed multiplayer modes, and immersive storyline.”

About Advance Guardian Heroes:

Advance Guardian Heroes features a simple user interface that allows instant pick-up-and-playability. Play as Enn, a warrior with the power of fire; Ray, a warrior with the power of thunder; and Hyu, a warrior with the power of ice who specializes in defense and magic. Game features include:

  • Intense “beat ’em up” action: Multi-hit combos, special attacks and counter moves.

  • Unique RPG elements: Upgrade your player’s characteristics and abilities as you wish throughout the game.

  • Magical mayhem and incredible special moves: Hone your skills to produce stunning abilities and feats.

  • Fast-action multiplayer modes: Play against or alongside friends through the game and in Versus mode in quick-battle arenas.

  • Talkback

    Infernal MonkeyJuly 12, 2004

    As long as it's got the same frantic action as GH on Saturn, I'll be a happy crappy.

    Bill AurionJuly 12, 2004

    I could have sworn Sega was going to publish it...Am I just off?

    fiveironalexJuly 13, 2004

    Wow, I had no idea there was a sequel in the works. I guess Treasure ditched their no-sequel policy, eh? The original rocks. Hopefully this will live up to it.

    Infernal MonkeyJuly 13, 2004

    Now the GBA needs a sequel to Gunstar Heroes, Dynamite Headdy and um, oh hell, just more games by Treasure, plz. ;__;

    KnoxxvilleJuly 13, 2004

    Man, I talked about this eons ago, and now it has finally been "officially" anounnced.....Ikaruga or Radiant Silvergun would be nice......even BANGAI-O!

    Bill AurionJuly 13, 2004


    Originally posted by: Infernal Monkey
    Now the GBA needs a sequel to Gunstar Heroes, Dynamite Headdy and um, oh hell, just more games by Treasure, plz. ;__;

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