You may remember that a report from Bloomberg in April last year said that SEGA is investing in its extensive back catalogue of classic video games and are currently working on reboots for Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio. These two SEGA games will apparently be the first of the reboots and they are scheduled to release in the next few years. Fast forward to today and SEGA has sent out a new survey which is being distributed to specific fans and it mentions a number of older SEGA franchises which haven’t been touched in years and asks how familiar people are with them. Let’s hope this is a sign that the Bloomberg report was correct and that SEGA is dusting off a number of classic games from the past to release in the future.
I’m surprised that SEGA never tried to revive the Shining series after how successful Fire Emblem got. I know they own Persona through Atlus now, but they could still make more RPG’s.
That would have been awesome 😊
I’m not surprised…
The shining series kept going in japan for awhile, but it fell by the wayside after Sonic Software planning separated from SEGA and turned into Camelot.
I’m honestly happy we didn’t get those shining games on PS2 and i think PS3.. they sucked.
Generic looking anime visuals.. all of it.. a far cry from the style of the first few SF games.
Gameplay didn’t fair much better.
If they bring Shining Force back, they need someone in the lead that understands what made the shining series so great.
Everything from the Disney-esct anime art style to the simple fun tactical RPG gameplay.
It’s a shame because the first Shining Force is the game that introduced me to the RPG genre, and it has a special place in my heart. I wasn’t aware of the PS2 and PS3 versions, but I was aware of Feather and that game looked absolutely disgusting between the gameplay and generic artstyle. They need to bring somebody that understands what made the Genesis titles great and revitalize the series like you said.
Crazy Taxi and Tech Romancer are two Dreamcast games I’d love to see on Switch!
You know it’s a shame that Nights wasn’t mentioned in the survey if I’m not mistaken currently. They brought back Samba De Amigo with a new game on Nintendo Switch. But, it’s really great that they are bringing back old IPs from the dead and excited to see them revived soon with new improvements.
How about NiGHTS into Dreams HD on the Switch?
I really hope we get something new for NiGHTS
Give us a new Golden Axe you cowards!
But seriously though, a new GA would be nice.
I’d love seeing Crazy Taxi on Nintendo Switch, they ported Crazy Taxi on PS4 and it’s a blast playing it.
SEGA were THE kings of gaming in their day. Golden Axe, Shining Force, Streets of Rage, Phantasy Star, Shinobi, Wonderboy, Toejam & Earl, Afterburner, Space Harrier, Shenmue, Crazy Taxi etc. etc. They made some of the most amazing franchises ever, and it’s so strange that they ignore such a rich history of quality IPs. I just hope that any sequels/remakes/remasters are built with care and with a close attachment to the originals. Streets of Rage 4 was good, but very divisive too. I think it would have sold more and gone down better had it been made like Streets of Rage Remake like Bomber Games or Shredders Revenge.