Treasure Games, the veteran Japanese developers behind Ikaruga, Bangai-O, Sin and Punishment and Radiant Silvergun, have revealed that they are officially working on a new action game for the Nintendo 3DS.

Here's the line in question from Treasure Games CEO Masato Maegawa. Maegawa said it to gamesTM magazine, as picked up by Nintendo Life:

"We are making a new game on Nintendo 3DS now. Not multiplatform, but exclusive to 3DS."

Maegawa was asked specifically if this new game was an action title. He confirmed that notion.

Forget Ikaruga, Sin and Punishment, Bangai-O and Radiant Silvergun, Treasure's true–ahem–treasure, from where I stand, is Gunstar Heroes. This slick and smooth shooter completely owned the game slot in both my Sega Genesis and Game Boy Advance (as Gunstar Super Heroes). I played the title back and forth constantly. Its and its liquid-swift gameplay made it one of my favorite action shooters for any platform ever.

If this new action title for the Nintendo 3DS is anything like Gunstar Heroes, thanks in advance, Treasure.

[via Nintendo Life]