Sega has recently renewed the trademark for its highly regarded Skies of Arcadia which came out on the Dreamcast and the Gamecube. The most likely reason for this renewal is that Sega is working on an HD remaster to join the likes of NiGHTS, Jet Set Radio and Sonic Adventure 2. Sega is apparently preparing a number of digital games for Wii U.
Famed Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has told GameTrailers that the Wii U won’t be anywhere near as popular as Nintendo believe it to be. Pachter refers to the Wii U as the next ill-fated Dreamcast, though he does confess that he won’t predict the console’s demise until he knows the pricing and features.
“The reason that you’re saying that it’s premature, I think you’re really trying to suggest that it’s not going to sell well.
“I think that if in fact it’s a lot like an Xbox 360 in terms of graphics, frame rate and control scheme, then it’s probably not going to sell well unless it’s priced a lot cheaper, and I don’t think they’re launching the console at $150.
“So, yeah I think they are about to Dreamcast themselves. I don’t think Wii U is going to be as popular as probably Nintendo thinks it’s going to be. Question is, what does Nintendo do next, and I don’t know the answer yet. Let’s see howWii U sells, and I’m not going to predict this demise until I know pricing and features. When I know more about it, I’ll offer a better opinion.”
Respected Japanese newspaper the Nikkei is stating that Nintendo is planning to revive fan favourites from other developers on the Nintendo 3DS. The first game to do this will be the classic Dreamcast virtual pet sim Seaman. Which classic franchise would you like to see Nintendo revive on the Nintendo 3DS?
Sega and Sonic Team have revealed that they’re resurrecting the classic ‘shake-em-up’, Samba de Amigo.
The Dreamcast original which armed competitors with double maracas with which to shake in time to some fresh and funky beats was apparently a barrel full of laughs, let’s hope the Wii version follows suit.