The classic Dreamcast title Seaman was officially destined for the Nintendo 3DS. The news comes from the original developer Yoot Saito who was reflecting back on his past with the now sadly deceased Satoru Iwata. Saito says that Mr Iwata approached him a few years back to ask him whether he could bring Seaman to the Nintendo 3DS but it didn’t work out.
When Iwata-san came to ask me to create Seaman for the 3DS, I like to think he was in the same frame of mind as when he first came to visit me at my apartment back in 1999. I did start working on the project, but things got really complicated and I eventually let go of it. Unfortunately that brought an end to our relationship, where I could just casually visit him in Kyoto and have fun exchanging new ideas. I felt like we needed some time before we could go back to the kind of creativity-filled relationship.