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Sega Announces Dreamcast Classics For PSN, XBLA

You just gotta love the good ol' days when straight-up colorful arcade goodness was all over the shelves for the Dreamcast.

And Sega wants you to relive it. Sega Europe and Sega of America have announced their intention to bring several Dreamcast classics to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. The first two will be Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure, two of the very best titles available for Sega's last piece of hardware; Sonic will come first to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Dreamcast this fall. Each game in the plan is "based on the original Dreamcast incarnation, featuring all of the gameplay that older players fell in love with." But Sega will also toss in a bunch of enhancements and improvements, such as new high-resolution visuals, surround sound, online leaderboards, and of course, Trophies and Achievements.

If you had forgotten, the Dreamcast dropped on September 9, 1999 (yep, 9/9/99) and remains one of the most beloved consoles in history. It also introduced online support for the very first time with the addition of an online modem. Said Haruki Satomi, VP of Digital Business at Sega of America and Sega Europe:

"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. 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."

The timing was just bad. Sony released the PS2 a little over a year later in the US and that marked the beginning of the end for Sega's hardware ventures. That doesn't stop the Dreamcast's short lifespan from being revered by many who really loved that style of gaming, though.

6/10/2010 9:03:17 PM John Shepard

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Comments (34 posts)

Qwarktast1c
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 9:32:12 PM
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YES!!!! sonic adventure was awesome!

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JDC80
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 9:34:30 PM
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I wouldn't mind "House of the Dead"

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FxTales
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 9:37:16 PM
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I never got to try out Shenmue so now I can.

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B-RadGfromOV
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 10:31:33 PM

GOD I hope they put shenmue up. But then again, M$ did license the series for the original Xbox after DC went down.

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phade2blaq
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 6:02:41 AM

Shenmue was a great game ! You will enjoy it when it becomes available !

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shindelion
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 10:02:09 PM
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bring on Ikarug!

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RockhounD
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 10:02:49 PM
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oh wow. i'd love to see the Rival Schools sequel.

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shindelion
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 10:08:52 PM

nice pic of the wise man, replaying Xenogrears, right now.

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Scarecrow
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 12:32:43 AM

YES! Project Justice!
Can't wait!

Though Capcom should hurry up and release Rival Schools as ps1 classic already! >:|

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Mavfan321
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 3:38:23 AM

This and Shenmue would make me quite happy.

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RockhounD
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 2:48:37 AM

thanks Shin!

yeah, I totally agree with you Scarecrow. the original Rival Schools should already be downloadable.

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sawao_yamanaka
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 10:03:12 PM
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Hmm those 2 games aren't as good as I remember. I'll pass until they bring out something better. Maybe power stone or berserk.

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tridon
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 10:06:47 PM
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Sonic Adventure... mine... day one.

I mean, really, how do you make the perfect Sonic game even better? You add HD visuals and trophy support! So can NOT wait!!!

Other Dreamcast games I want on my PS3: Sonic Adventure 2, Shenmue (and the second one if possible), Soul Calibur 1 and Mortal Kombat Gold.

Oh, and Seaman. I miss that creepy man-fish hybrid.

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xnonsuchx
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 10:07:53 PM
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Dreamcast short lifetime??? It was in production from 1999-2002 and so many units were made you can still buy new ones (esp. in Japan). And games were even made for it until 2007 (again, in Japan). Well, I guess 3.5-4 'official' years is a little short.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 10:33:25 PM
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Good times.
I still have my original Dreamcast, along with 5 controllers(4 still new in box), the fishing pole controller, 2 Dreamcast keyboards, a couple of rumble packs, & 18 of the MVU's(in various colors), that also let you play &/or trade the mini-games on.

I have 48 games for it, but I'd still like to see my Wetrix, Zombie Revenge, & Seaman re-done up in all the PS3's glory.

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CharlesD
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 11:57:27 PM
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Definitly a good idea to bring some of the Sega classics to the PSN. The network continues to grow with better and more diverse media :)

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CaptRon
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 12:10:29 AM
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YESSSS! Its all about Shenmue. That game was the sh*t!

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StangMan80
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 12:15:04 AM
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Crazy Taxi is the best!
I remember playing it, it was one of the first games I played on the ps2 along with test drive and metal gear solid. This game was so musch fun. I also remember playing the Simsons version at a friends house. Awesome game.

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Scarecrow
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 12:34:16 AM
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Still have my Dreamcast

Hope ya'll get to enjoy the great games this console had.

-Jet Grind Radio! What an awesome game
-Skies of Arcadia (one of the best rpgs EVER
-Grandia II (amazing jrpg)

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phade2blaq
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 6:05:16 AM

Agreed !

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jdt1981
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 1:15:47 AM
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Shenmue 1&2 please!

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Kangasfwa
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 1:36:41 AM
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I want PowerStone 1 and 2, with LOCAL and online multiplayer. PowerStone really shined when played with friends.

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Jawknee
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 1:41:50 AM
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This would be great. I missed a bunch of games on the Dreamcast.

Now Sony just needs to start adding PS2 games to the Playstation store. :)

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kraygen
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 2:24:52 AM
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I didn't really get into gaming until after dreamcast had pretty much died off, so I've only played like 2 games on dreamcast.

So for me this would be excellent, I know lots of ppl love their dreamcasts and its games so I'd love to get a shot at playing them, especially in hd with trophies.

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ZettaiSeigi
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 3:20:57 AM
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I still have my limited edition Japanese Dreamcast, but this is excellent news for those who never had this console.

I admit that I bough a Dreamcast jut to play the Sakura Taisen games, but I have heard of other excellent games that I would definitely love to play. Among those that I keep getting good feedback were Skies of Arcadia and Shenmue. So yeah, I'm glad to hear that this is finally coming to fruition!

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___________
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 3:49:47 AM
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AH SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!
i can feel like a kid again :)
im playing through earthworm jim HD now and have to say im having more fun playing that than any other game ive played this gen!!!
forgotten how good it was, and especially for its time it was amazing! got such a good sense of humor.

its about time sega did something right this gen!!!
i would kill to see some other old classics on PSN too, not only sega genesis games but maybe some nintendo 64 games?????
one can dream.

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Vysey
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 4:47:11 AM
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Totally agree Skies of Arcadia, please please please release this! The game is awesome! :D

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dlte
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 5:55:26 AM
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Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure!? I may of just crapped myself.

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phade2blaq
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 6:01:00 AM
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The Sega Dreamcast was my first foray into console online gaming and I thoroughly enjoyed the time I had with it and I miss some of the games so I'm glad to see that they will bring some of the games to the PSN !

Crazy Taxi was one of my fav Dreamcast games so I'll definitely be getting it when it lands on the PSN !

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fatelementality
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 6:02:22 AM
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Seaman

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BikerSaint
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 10:58:07 PM

fatelementality
,
Good times....
Every now & then, I'll still go into the woods & call my-frog-man over, just so I can hear his good ole smart-a$$ed voice again

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shadowscorpio
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 9:02:31 AM
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Good stuff. I never got a chance to indulge in the Dreamcast experience so I'll be aking advantage of this.

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Oyashiro
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 9:30:14 AM
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Lets see... Power Stone 1 & 2, Skies of Arcadia, Grandia 2, San Francisco Rush 2049, Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram, Shenmue, Jet Grind Radio, Soul Calibur... So many need to be brought back.

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SuMtOnE
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 3:50:23 PM
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capcom vs snk2 with online play? =)

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