During E3, Konami announced that it had commissioned Ikaruga developer and cult legends Treasure to develop the latest instalment of Gradius, the famed horizontal shooter series and one of Konami?s leading franchises.
Exactly how this was missed has not been uncovered, though you can rest assured that we have been burning ourselves with self-hatred, if that makes you feel any better.
The magnitude of this news is still reverberating around our brains, with Gradius V rocketing up our most wanted list like nothing before seen.
We can now expect what is shaping up to become one of the greatest 2D shooters of all time, fusing treasure?s game-mechanic mastery with the dark, evolving and brilliant world spawned by Salamander all those years ago.
As soon as we get any more details on this PS2 outing, you?ll be the first to know.