The Dreamcast is Back as Downloadable Content!

dreamcastThis will surely be good news for those of us who fondly remember SEGA’s last foray into the console business as it has just been announced that the Dreamcast’s library of titles is being made available on the PlayStation Network and the X-Box LIVE Arcade. The Dreamcast garnered over 650 titles during its lifespan, which started on September 9, 1999 with Sonic Adventure.

While some Dreamcast games have seen re-releases on previous generation consoles (the Sonic Adventure series being the most notable) this is the first time they’re being set loose on the current generation featuring all the fancy bells and whistles that we’ve come to expect like updated graphics, sound, and online integration.

SEGA’s VP of Digital Business, Haruki Satomi, had this to say about the Dreamcast’s resurgence:

“The Dreamcast is fondly remembered by a large community of dedicated fans as a console that was ahead of its time in terms of graphics, quality and online gaming. There are few things that are more requested from us than making Dreamcast classics available for download in today’s digital market place. We’re very excited to begin offering gamers our beloved Dreamcast titles again on the current console systems.”

The first games to be out in the fall will be Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi, and I can tell you that those are on my list. What about you guys? Excited about the Dreamcast coming back? What games would you like to see?

Source: Kotaku

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8 thoughts on “The Dreamcast is Back as Downloadable Content!”

  1. Seems interesting. I’ve never even touched a Dreamcast controller. Seems at least now I’ll be able to play this Shenmue thing people talk about.

  2. DREAMCAST! HELLS YEAH

    Sonic Adventure, Phantasy Star Online, Shenmue… this will be great.

  3. 650 titles? Really? Wow, it didn’t seem like that many at the time.

    The DC is still probably my favorite system. I would never even consider getting rid of mine. I probably have most of the games I’d want to see rereleased, but I do think that everyone should get a chance to play Skies of Arcadia.

    If they’re enhancing games with better graphics and online play, then we definitely need a new version of Power Stone 2, which is just as fun as the Smash Bros. series. I’d love to see the canceled Propeller Arena finally get a proper release. Yeah, it doesn’t do anything that Crimson Skies didn’t do better, but it was still great fun and would totally be worth a $10 download.

    And yes, Shenmue would be great as well. Although I hope you enjoy driving a virtual forklift…

  4. There was an awesome multiplayer spawn game for DC that my friend owned. He, his brother and I would play all the time after school. If anyone knows the name of it post it!

  5. Spawn: In the Demon’s Hand

    I remember that one. It was a multiplayer 3rd person shooter. Never had a chance to play it, but I always thought it looked cool.

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