Dreamcast On PSN and XBLA This Year
God knows how much of an avid Dreamcast fan I was before Sony stepped in with the PlayStation 2 and obliterated Sega off the face of the console world. With its immersive lineup of games such as Shenmue, Phantasy Star Online (on dial-up, folks), Armada, and the arcade classic Power Stone, the Dreamcast became a cult-classic console – the last of Sega’s legacy. But years later, and ironically, the console which once housed memorable titles is now somewhat making a return, as hinted by the ESRB.
Two of Sega’s titles, Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi, will be released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this year. However, this is just the first lineup of Dreamcast titles immigrating to this generation’s behemoth consoles. Sega has announced that the aforementioned titles hitting the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will be available this fall in North America and Europe, naming them the “first two classics” to be released as part of Sega’s plan to republish Dreamcast titles on both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. The best thing about this news, though, is that the games will include improved resolution, surround sound, and modern amenities like Achievements/Trophies, and leaderboards. Now, only if Sony did something similar with PlayStation 2 games (high-resolution Final Fantasy X people? Yes, please).
I’m going to go changed my underpants now, as I’ve spooged all over them. And yes, this means I’m extremely excited. Now, only if they could somehow bring back those tamagachi memory sticks they had. I loved raising my little whatchamacallit on there…