Publisher and developer Live Wire, and developer Treasure will release shoot ’em up Radiant Silvergun for PC via Steam on August 18, the companies announced. (Update: The release date on the game’s Steam page has been changed to “Coming Soon,” suggesting the final date is still to be announced.)
Radiant Silvergun first launched for arcade on May 28, 1998 in Japan, followed by Saturn on July 23, 1998. It was released in the west for the first time for Xbox 360 on September 14, 2011. A Switch version launched on September 13, 2022.
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
Set on the earth and in space on July 14, 2520 A.D., the film explores the mystery of mankind’s extinction. Various terrains become battlefields. Enemies attack from all directions. There are 23 bosses in total. Aim for a high score by making full use of score bonuses and level-up weapons!
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The light emitted by a “stone-like object” excavated from the strata of B.C. enveloped the earth, destroying the human race. Only the four crew members of the space cruiser TETRA and one robonoid barely escaped into satellite orbit…
One year later. The TETRA is forced to re-enter the atmosphere because the ship’s supplies have finally been depleted. The battle for the survival of the TETRA begins.
A Highly Strategic Shooting Game
The battlefield is a stage with various terrains, including intricate crevices and moving containers, where enemies attack from all directions, up, down, left, and right. Twenty-three bosses await in six highly strategic stages.
There are also secret bonuses that occur when enemies are defeated in a specific order, as well as hidden score items. The key to obtaining a score is to cover all of these items, build your own original attack pattern, and accurately destroy the targeted enemies.
Use weapons that level up in accordance with your score to update your high score!
- Score system specialized for the origin of shooting games.
- Weapons that level up as you defeat enemies.
- Five difficulty levels for beginners to enjoy.
- Story mode with a strong message.
- Beautiful 3D graphics.
- Sound that colors the game world by Hitoshi Sakimoto, who is highly acclaimed both in Japan and overseas.
- Game mode with the rules of Ikaruga, the second installment of Project RS.
- Online ranking to compete with rivals from around the world.
Watch a new trailer below.