The four announced digital Dreamcast ports: Crazy Taxi, SEGA Bass Fishing, Space Channel 5 Part 2 and of course Sonic Adventure are to get a retail release in the form of the Dreamcast Collection.
Naturally some people are disappointed that this release is of those digital titles and that it doesn’t contain Shenmue, Adventure 2, Skies Of Arcadia, Jet Set/Grind Radio, Power Stone (Despite not belong to SEGA >_>) etc. But really is it that much of a surprise that the collection purely contains the titles done so far? That’s what we kind of thought it’d be over here in all honestly – why people were thinking it’d be a Mega Drive Ultimate-esque collection of many games confuses us greatly. Mega Drive titles being obviously so very close to the size of a Dreamcast game….
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.
Press release below.
SEGA’S MOST BELOVED DREAMCAST GAMES IN A MUST-HAVE COLLECTION
LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (January 14th 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that a packaged compilation of classic titles from SEGA’s popular Dreamcast™ console will hit retail shelves on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PC. The Dreamcast Collection will be available on February 25th 2011 in Europe and February 22nd in North America.
The Dreamcast Collection includes the fan favourites Sonic Adventure™, Crazy Taxi™, SEGA Bass Fishing™ and Space Channel 5™: Part 2. Players will get to enjoy four very different Dreamcast experiences, from hopping behind the steering wheel of Crazy Taxi, to taking things a little slower by luring in their fish before catching them hook, line and sinker with SEGA Bass Fishing. Alternatively, take over as intergalactic news reporter Ulala in Space Channel 5: Part 2 and dance your way past the evil Rhythm Rogues, or make it all about speed in Sonic’s first Dreamcast outing, Sonic Adventure!
SEGA’s Dreamcast Collection features enhanced graphics for both platforms versions, providing an even more engaging experience. In addition to this, achievements and online leader boards will be available for each game providing a competitive edge and allowing players to prove their skills!
“The Dreamcast console is still remembered as a pioneering console for online gaming,” commented Gary Knight, VP of Marketing at SEGA of America and SEGA Europe “We are delighted to be able to offer to our large community of dedicated fans a collection such as Dreamcast Collection for them to enjoy old favourites on this generation of consoles”
Dreamcast Collection will be available in Europe in February 2011 for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PC and PC digital download.
[ Source: SEGA Europe Blog]