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Speculation Time: Dreamcast games on XBLA/PSN!

September 5, 2010

With Sonic Adventure launching on September 15th and Crazy Taxi not too far behind, I re-read this old article from last July and I got myself thinking: 18 to 24 games? What could Sega potentially release?

I browsed Wikipedia and I got a partial list of all of Sega’s releases on that console, not counting the third party developed ones, because it’s likely that Sega does not own the rights for those IP, so titles like Resident Evil: Code Veronica, Carrier and Cannon Spike are very unlikely.

Here is a partial list, of how many games have been released on Dreamcast from Sega themselves(excluding the ones mentioned above):

  • The House of the Dead 2;
  • Headhunter;
  • Crazy Taxi 2;
  • Confidential Mission;
  • Outtrigger;
  • Sega Bass Fishing;
  • Space Channel 5;
  • Zombie Revenge;
  • 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker;
  • Dynamite Cop 2;
  • Fighting Vipers 2;
  • F335 Ferrari Challenge;
  • Shenmue;
  • Shenmue 2;
  • Skies of Arcadia;
  • Jet Set Radio;
  • Chu Chu Rocket!;
  • Sonic Adventure 2;
  • Phantasy Star Online;

This is a list of 19 possible Dreamcast games that Sega could release through digital download, but some are more likely than others. I picked these games in particular, because they were released at the time in both the european and american markets, so licensing issues are not a problem, I have left out potential titles like Ooga Booga, Sega Tetris and Sports Jam, because they were either never released outside of Japan(Sega Tetris) or just the North-American market(Ooga Booga).

If it were up to me, I would release all these titles on XBLA/PSN, but Sega’s higher ups are the ones calling the shots, I would personally ask, no, beg for a Skies of Arcadia re-release. But here’s what I think are the likely and unlikely releases:

Likely:

  • Zombie Revenge;
  • Confidential Missions;
  • Jet Set Radio;
  • Crazy Taxi 2;
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • The House of th Dead 2;
  • Chu Chu Rocket!;
  • 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker;

Unlikely (reasons: costly, impractical, unnecessary, hard to emulate):

  • Skies of Arcadia;
  • Shenmue;
  • Shenmue 2;
  • Phantasy Star Online(unnecessary);
  • Space Channel 5;
  • Headhunter;
  • Dynamite Cop 2;
  • Fighting Vipers 2;

These are my picks, what do you guys think?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Zach permalink
    September 15, 2010 6:52 pm

    Your a fuckin idiot my friend!

  2. Rhys permalink
    October 11, 2010 4:12 pm

    Fingers crossed for Jet Set Radio, but I think PSO at 800 points will be an awesome little bargain and good to pass time on. Only downside is that the filesize would be huge, like 4 GB maybe.

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