Sega Possibly Re-Releasing Skies of Arcadia, Shenmue

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    After several HD re-releases of Dremcast classics like Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, Space Channel 5, and the upcoming Jet Set Radio, Sega has teased the possibility of HD re-releases for Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia.

    Shenmue was one of the more highly contested games on the system, gaining both dedicated fans and haters. Skies of Arcadia, the popular airship-featuring RPG, had a re-release on the Gamecube several years ago.

    This tease comes from an interview with Sega's Associate Brand Manager, Ben Harborne. When asked about the most requested re-releases for the Dreamcast, he answered, "I can tell you what'll be: Shenmue. That, and Skies of Arcadia."

    With the upcoming re-release of Jet Set Radio (aka Jet Grind Radio) and the success of other HD remasterings of popular Dreamcast titles, a rebirth of Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia seems rather possible.



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  2. prowler

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    With SEGA putting a lot more effort into Dreamcast HD ports than the previous releases, I can say I'm hyped for Skies of Arcadia with DLC of Legends content
     
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    What system would SoA be released on?
    I'd love it to be the Wii, but it would probably be Wii U.

    I loved it on the GC and can't wait to play again. It deserves a proper sequel too.
     
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    Shenmue and Shenmue 2 were awesome back in the day but they did not age well, Sega need to rework the controls entirely if they wanted this series to sell, which is something I don't think they will do. therefore, this will get negative reviews (like Resident Evil 4 HD for PSN) and kill what's left of this great series. Shenmue City was a disaster, and Shenmue 3 will never come out. This series reminds me how great Sega were, and how bad they've become ...
     
  5. Qtis

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    I have to agree with a few other people here.. Making a pure re-release with HD and without changing the possible problems be it controls or camera or whatever may lead to the software being rejected on a general level :I

    Otherwise nice to see new content, regardless of quality. If the game hasn't aged well, at least you can now see it in HD :P
     
  6. prowler

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    They've changed the controls in Jet Set Radio, rumored they've bumped it up to 60fps and included the American only levels, don't see why they won't.

    Though why do people keep saying SEGA is a bad company now? SEGA is one of my best game companies out there, sure they've done some bad things like Sonic 06 and others but they've recognized their mistakes, fixed it but people still aren't happy.

    If it wasn't for SEGA, I wouldn't of seen instant classics like Vanquish and Bayonetta.
     
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    I have to respectfully disagree with you, I wouldn't call either of those games great, and by the way, Sega did not make them as both games were only published by Sega.
     
  8. dgwillia

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    Still waiting on Sonic Adventure 2 and Powerstone....

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    Vanquish and Bayonetta were made in co-operation with SEGA, as well as their other titles ending with Anarchy Reigns.
    They will happen, Powerstone 1 & 2 was released on PSP :P
     
  10. T-hug

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    I would buy Shenmue 1 & 2 HD for sure to show support for possibly finally ending the series with Shenmue 3.
    All these games would be great on home consoles or Vita.
     
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    Sega developed Valkria Chronicles, which makes them ok with me.
     
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    All this article says is that he confirms that people request it the most.
     
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    I would love a remake of Skyes of Arcadia.
    I went about 55 hours into it and I loved every bit of it, however the constant random battles that occurred every 30 seconds or so along with long loading times and the same repetitive music, made me loose interest before I could see the end of it.
    I still have the original disc and the Dreamcast to play it along with a VGA box, but I'd rather play it on the Wii U hopefully with non-existant loading times and less random battles.
     
  14. prowler

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    Thanks for re-confirming that?
    All this is fixed in the Legends port :P
     
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    aand then Sega America ditched the VC series to make several dozen HD ports for games that don't need an HD port.
    Sega America can go choke and die on an HD port.
     
  16. Arm73

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    ......
    Was the Legends port the one for Game Cube, or did I miss that one ? AFAIK the GC port did have faster loading times, but still the same number of random battles......
    Thanks
     
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    Skies of Arcadia on 3DS please!
     
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    My concern is the title of the thread looks to be saying it's a possibility they're doing it, when all we've been told is that they acknowledge there's large number of requests for those certain games.
     
  19. Guild McCommunist
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    Then you're wrong.

    He basically implied if there are any more HD remasters of Dreamcast games, next in line is Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia.
     
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  20. prowler

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    Apparently SEGA has Shenmue HD I & II over and done with
    http://www.vg247.com...-hd-for-a-year/

    there's a reply from SEGA at the source.