Sega’s has announced that several of the titles from its 650-game library from the Dreamcast days will be receiving an HD facelift, before going on sale through the Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks. The first two titles, Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi, will both be available this fall.
The Dreamcast debuted in 1999 as a competitor to Sony’s PlayStation 2, Nintendo’s Gamecube, and Microsoft’s Xbox. The system sold only 10.6 million units before Sega opted to abandon consoles in favor of software in 2002, but the Dreamcast retains a loyal following and enjoys a minor cult status.
“The Dreamcast is fondly remembered by a large community of dedicated fans as a console that was ahead of its time in terms of graphics, quality and online gaming.” Haruki Satomi, VP of Digital Business at SEGA of America and SEGA Europe said in the press release. “There are few things that are more requested from us than making Dreamcast classics available for download in today’s digital market place. We’re very excited to begin offering gamers our beloved Dreamcast titles again on the current console systems.”
No word on what other games may receive the HD treatment, but Sega will feature both games at its E3 booth.
What Dreamcast games should get the HD facelift? Anyone remember Skies of Arcadia? What about Shenmue and Jet Set Radio?