Sega announces Dreamcast Collection for Xbox 360, PC

Sega has announced their plans to release a collection of Dreamcast games for the Xbox 360 and PC later this year. Fans of the ill-fated system will be able to play Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, Sega Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5: Part 2 from this February. Unfortunately, all of the games are either already available or due to be released through the Xbox Live Arcade service, so the offering here is not exactly new to gamers, but the chance to be able to own the games in a physical disc format is sure to appeal to the anti-digital crowd.

The releases include enhanced graphics, achievements, and leaderboards, the latter two already being a requirement of Xbox Live Arcade titles. Playstation 3 owners need not suffer, as the announced titles are already available on the Playstation Network (with the exception of Space Channel 5: Part 2 and Sega Bass Fishing, which will see a simultaneous release with their Xbox Live Arcade counterparts)

Announced for a release date of February 25th in Europe and the 22nd in North America, the price is yet to be announced, though a former GameStop listing would have us believe it will cost around $30, which makes the collection cheaper than buying the four games separately. How well the collection will do is anyone's guess, but the already-released titles have received rather average reviews, with the Xbox 360 version of Sonic Adventure scoring 48 on Metacritic and Crazy Taxi scoring 60.

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Kinda lame .... theres cooler games they coulda put on there

But didnt that sega bass fishing game require that fishing rod? I dont remember

Like some of the comments above, I'd pay a little more if SEGA released Shenmue 1 and Shenmue 2 for PC. Shenmue graphics was on a whole new level back in the days.

The XBLA version of Crazy Taxi had all the product licences removed (Pizza Hut, KFC, etc.) and also the original soundtrack was replaced, so I'm assuming it will be the same in this collection?

matt_hobbs05 said,
The XBLA version of Crazy Taxi had all the product licences removed (Pizza Hut, KFC, etc.) and also the original soundtrack was replaced, so I'm assuming it will be the same in this collection?

I hope not I want to play Crazy Taxi on my PC.

Fortunately my Dreamcast still works perfectly. It's a shame Sega ran their company into the ground before it could show it's full potential.

This collection is horrible. come back when you have a greatest hits collection. With sonic, power stone, skies of arcadia, shenmue, super magnetic neo, jet grind radio, power stone, and so on.

KSib said,
This collection is horrible. come back when you have a greatest hits collection. With sonic, power stone, skies of arcadia, shenmue, super magnetic neo, jet grind radio, power stone, and so on.

Indeed.

Cmon SEGA you made some other good games during the Dreamcast days. Where's Jet Grind Radio? Or Shenmue 1? Or Toy Commander?

GaMMa said,
Cmon SEGA you made some other good games during the Dreamcast days. Where's Jet Grind Radio? Or Shenmue 1? Or Toy Commander?

Or Skies of Arcadia...

With Sega's property catalog it's mind boggling what they release honestly... Why not make another Panzer Dragoon? Does no one there remember what Sega's done in the past?

M_Lyons10 said,

Or Skies of Arcadia...

With Sega's property catalog it's mind boggling what they release honestly... Why not make another Panzer Dragoon? Does no one there remember what Sega's done in the past?

Yeah, having had Genesis, Saturn and Dreamcast I can attest for the many great games they did in the past, and the most important, the great variety and creativity they used on their games. I sure wish they would release new games based on their great IP.

shakey said,
damn, no ps3 love and I showed so much love to that failing system of yours sega.... *cries*

It says IN the article that these games are already either available on PS3, or coming at the same time they come to the XBox...

Septimus said,
Soul Caliber is on Live already isn't it?

Anyway, shame they didn't include Power Stone.

Power Stone definitely needs to be added to that list. I still remember countless hours with me and my friends playing the hell out of that game.

Sega, Capcom, Konami etc., are pretty much lowing there number of console releases starting this year. They're focusing more on Japanese market which for the most part are either cell phones or handheld gaming devises.

spalek83 said,
i just want soul caliber, that is all

Soul Calibur is out for XBox 360. If you the original that came out on the Dreamcast, that's on Arcade too.

So all of those games are already on XBLA?

Here's a better Dreamcast Collection that I'd love to see:

* Metropolis Street Racer (otherwise known as the spiritual prequel to Project Gotham Racing)
* Jet Set/Grind Radio
* Power Stone (preferrably the second one, but either one would be great)
* Shenmue

MightyJordan said,
So all of those games are already on XBLA?
* Jet Set/Grind Radio

That game was SOOOO awesome. The Xbox version that came out just didn't have the same magic either.

QuietStorm21A said,
This is blah lineup of games. I really want Power Stone 1 or 2 to come to Xbox Live Arcade!

Power Stone would be awesome on Arcade. I preferred 1. That would be a cool release though.

QuietStorm21A said,
This is blah lineup of games. I really want Power Stone 1 or 2 to come to Xbox Live Arcade!

Isn't that a Capcom game? I think SEGA can only release their own IP.

The only game I want to see re-released is Skies of Arcadia. I know it got re-released on the gamecube but would be awesome to play it with enhanced graphics.

HeroicOcean said,
The only game I want to see re-released is Skies of Arcadia. I know it got re-released on the gamecube but would be awesome to play it with enhanced graphics.

I agree. Maybe add some new content like they did for the Gamecube release. What an awesome game. With properties like Skies of Arcadia and Panzer Dragoon (Another property I would definitely buy), I can't understand their focus on the games they are releasing...

HeroicOcean said,
The only game I want to see re-released is Skies of Arcadia. I know it got re-released on the gamecube but would be awesome to play it with enhanced graphics.

Totally agree, I loved that game.

presence06 said,
Sega,

Why you no love the PS3?

Didn't you hear? The PS3's Root Key is out and SEGA doesn't support Dreamcast 2.0...

presence06 said,
Sega,

Why you no love the PS3?

Because Sony is being a dick for suing people left and right for their own stupidity w/the security system.

Thief000 said,

Didn't you hear? The PS3's Root Key is out and SEGA doesn't support Dreamcast 2.0...

Dude i had to read it twice...Then pick my self of the floor!!....Very smart n funny!!

pointless bringing out old games, what happened to making new decent games instead of allowinging pointless achievments to old games to be honest no one wants?

Corgylegs said,
pointless bringing out old games, what happened to making new decent games instead of allowinging pointless achievments to old games to be honest no one wants?
They wouldn't be doing it if they didn't think there was a market for it.

Corgylegs said,

damn casual gamers.. >.<

Lots of people enjoy remakes and generally its never the casual gamers. Usually it's those that have played games their whole life and want the to re-live their favorite games.

Corgylegs said,
pointless bringing out old games, what happened to making new decent games instead of allowinging pointless achievments to old games to be honest no one wants?

Hey there! Don't diss the Sonic!! I always wanted a Sega system when I was little

Corgylegs said,
pointless bringing out old games, what happened to making new decent games instead of allowinging pointless achievments to old games to be honest no one wants?

Because these games are actually fun, unlike the crap that made now. Its not the casual gamers who want these games. Its the gamers who love these games. People who have actually played video games before it became cool.

Corgylegs said,
pointless bringing out old games, what happened to making new decent games instead of allowinging pointless achievments to old games to be honest no one wants?

Yeah look at Nintendo bringing back many of their old NES titles for the Wii. As if anyone would buy those...oh wait you're wrong.

Olemus said,

Lots of people enjoy remakes and generally its never the casual gamers. Usually it's those that have played games their whole life and want the to re-live their favorite games.

Exactly. And I have no issue with Sega rereleasing these games personally, but it seems odd that they aren't focusing more on properties that have a huge fan following, like Panzer Dragoon or Skies of Arcadia... Sega just isn't the company they were when I was younger unfortunately.

nub said,

Because these games are actually fun, unlike the crap that made now.

Gotta be honest, everything's been one let down after another. All the big titles are trying to hang on to former success, making recent games boring. A lot of the new additions to these aren't worth it, or take away from the game.

Black Ops - no sense of achievement, they used the credit system that made Reach a joke
AC:B - AC 2.5 Exact same thing. Not nessicarily bad, but again, I find that after an hour, you've done pretty much everything. Multiplayer really could be you vs. AI and wouldn't notice.
Fallout NV: Fallout 3 in a different location.
Fable III: Short, buggy, shops don't have inventory, and landlording requires no effort.

Quick Shot said,
Nothing to brag about.

I agree. With amazing properties like Skies of Arcadia and Panzer Dragoon, Sega seems to make very strange choices when it comes to game releases anymore...