Dreamcast Collection hitting PC, 360 in Feb.

Sega to release Space Channel 5: Part 2, Sega Bass Fishing, Sonic Adventure, and Crazy Taxi as a boxed compilation in February.

Sega has announced a packaged compilation of four of its Dreamcast titles--Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, Sega Bass Fishing, and Space Channel 5: Part 2--for the Xbox 360 and PC and as a PC digital download. The collection comes out on February 25 in Europe and February 22 in the US.

Ulala et al arrive in February.

This bundle of Dreamcast reissues follows last year's individual releases of Sonic Adventure in September and Crazy Taxi in November; both were released on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade, though there's no mention of a PlayStation 3 version of the upcoming boxed Dreamcast Collection. Sega had already announced that the second wave of Dreamcast games to come to current-generation consoles in download form would be Space Channel 5: Part 2 and Sega Bass Fishing.

Sonic Adventure was the first 3D Sonic title when it originally arrived in 1998 for the pioneering Dreamcast console. Sega Bass Hunter, a port of the 1997 arcade fishing game, landed in 1999. Reckless cabbie sim Crazy Taxi, another arcade port, was particularly well received upon its release in 2000. Rhythm action game Space Channel 5: Part 2, on the other hand, was never released outside of Japan, where it launched in 2002.

Besides letting Dreamcast aficionados revisit old favourites on new platforms, the Dreamcast Collection has achievements, online leaderboards, and "enhanced graphics for both platform versions," in line with the digitally remastered 720p graphics already seen in the reissued Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi. Pricing for the collection isn't confirmed; Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi were each £6.29/$10/7.99 euros and 800 Microsoft points on the PSN and XBLA respectively.

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samuelcolbourne
samuelcolbourne

You know they're just holding out to release Jet Grind Radio. It's the only one really worth re-releasing. I'd buy that in a minute.

darkslayerM
darkslayerM

Shenmue is back shenmuedojo.net updated jan 2011 rumored Shenmue the best game ever ....shenmue 1 and 2 for xbox live please shenmue for xbox live and i buy it And SHENMUE 3 for xbox360

DCUltrapro
DCUltrapro

I hate that they charged so much for some of these. I bought all the ones that came out before Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi but heard bad things about the ports. I will wait until they start releasing the proper DC gems such as Jet Set Radio, Shenmue 1 + 2, Skies Of Arcadia, PSO, Alien Front Online, Outtrigger etc, and the ones like PSO, AFO and Outtrigger should come with Online play, if they don't they might as we ll not bother! Also Saturn games should come back too! RSG and my personal favourite game of all time, Panzer Dragoon Saga

GoKuVeGeTaGoHaN
GoKuVeGeTaGoHaN

@IBEX333 completely agree with Nights and Virtua Fighters! where the hell are those games? Why aren't they releasing them?

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

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IBEX333
IBEX333

WTF? Where is Panzer Dragoon, Virtual Fighter, Nights, Ikaruga, Fatal Fury: MOTW, etc?! or are they only releasing games that were made BY sega? but even then... Where are the other great sega games? The only good games in this pack are Sonic, and Crazy Taxi.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

[quote="JohnF111"]I'm not sure about everyone else but i'd like to see Sonic Shuffle as well, was a cheesy rip off of a party game but i liked it. ...[/quote] I agree. Sonic Shuffle lacked a lot, but it was a good start for a decent Mario Party competitor. I really liked how your cards were hidden from other players by being displayed on the VMU screen. This made multiplayer matches much better. I'd like to see the franchise reborn and enhanced too.

kuda001
kuda001

Booooo! no Jet Grind Radio.

JohnF111
JohnF111

I'm not sure about everyone else but i'd like to see Sonic Shuffle as well, was a cheesy rip off of a party game but i liked it. Jet Set Radio i would also love to see but Sonic Adventure is pretty good and worth buying.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

[quote="GameSpot"]onic Adventure was the first 3D Sonic title when it originally arrived in 1998 for the pioneering Dreamcast console.[/quote] Wrong! Sonic 3D Blast came out in November of 1996 on the Sega Genesis. Sonic Adventure is the more popular 3D title. Also; Sonic 3d Blast wasn't "true" 3D (neither is Sonic Adventure if you're talking about popping out of the screen 3D). This may be why people point to Sonic Adventure? [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_3D]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_3D[/url] I'd like to see a better collection of games and I'd like to see it available on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

rasterror
rasterror

How about Jet Grind Radio, Panzer Dragoon, Power Stone, Shenmue, and Virtual On?

digi-demon
digi-demon

How about releasing Yu Suzuki Gameworks and Sega Rally2 on XBL then?

Bacca7
Bacca7

@ x-2tha-z: i must say the overall collection is pretty weak, but Sega Bass Fishing was a really fun game! but yeah they need better games than that as a selling point i think, i would also love to see some 3rd party games as well... Soul Caliber anyone? online multiplayer for that game would be amazing...

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

I'd rather they made Space Channel 3, I love the game, always will. But on my nice new HD TV, the games just going to look like someone re-enacting every scene from Sailormoon with Lego.

blackimp
blackimp

Skies of Arcadia!!! Steam release...Top 10 game of all time. Ex-girlfriend took my copy :(

Darkman2007
Darkman2007

I find it funny how people ask for powerstone, when its not a Sega game, its a Capcom game, and Sega has no rights over it. pretty decent compilation though , even if I would have rather see a Saturn compilation . I own the system but many people don't , so its a worthy cause.

nicstringer
nicstringer

I really hope they release enhanced versions of Shenmue 1 & 2 and Skies of Arcadia. Power Stone 1 & 2 would be nice as well.

nemesis9632
nemesis9632

POWERSTONE 2 with online play!!!!!!!!

benbonney
benbonney

Come on sega.....get off ya asses and start putting proper games on digital download. Other than space channel 5, the others have had constant re-releases on every console last generation

franzito
franzito

Mislead package, bundle the Sonic Adventures to make it real good

DJ_Headshot
DJ_Headshot

When i read the title of this article dream cast collection coming to pc i was excited :D then i looked at the games included and it was mostly meh :| Skies of acardia or Shenmue 1+2 would been nice.

JpSega1
JpSega1

Walmart wasnt the giant it is today in 1996

Flint247
Flint247

I still have my Dreamcast. :D Still working and kicking tail. :)

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I'm always hearing about how amazing the Dreamcast was. I never owned one, so I'd usually jump at the chance to buy a game collection from that console. However, I'm sure that when people are talking about great Dreamcast games, they aren't taking about crap like Crazy Taxi, Space Channel 5, Sonic Adventure and Bass Fishing. Surely the Dreamcast has better games than this? At least include the Shenmue games.

Swampthing
Swampthing

I was really hoping for a PANZER DRAGOON collection... PANZER DRAGOON, PANZER DRAGOON ZWEI, PANZER DRAGOON SAGA... and toss in PANZER DRAGOON ORTA for good measure (from Xbox).

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I know a number of people are probably thinking this, I hope Shenmue 1 and 2 hit the PSN and Live. Adding trophy/achievement support and HD will add to an already wonderful experience.

JAYSC81
JAYSC81

Phantasy Star Online F2P would so buy it

Dantat
Dantat

Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia, Power Stone, Jet Grind Radio >>>>>> any of those games

Crazy_Legs87
Crazy_Legs87

It's coming to PS3. As a Dreamcast fan and PS3 owner, I will riot if the collection doesn't arrive on PS3. Anyways, online leaderbroads? I guess that will be a good enough reason.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

I still play SBF & Crazy Taxi on my DC......

Guzthon
Guzthon

And what about for the PS3? It has better graphics, better sound and it can feature more than 4 games (5 or 6 maximum games in 1 Blu-Ray disc). Oh well...

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

As long as there is Offspring in Crazy Taxi in the compilation, count me in. But where is Chu Chu Rocket or Jet Grind? Even Jet Set Future?

Taegre
Taegre

Hopefully it's the first of many. I tell you, it's been over ten years and I still boot up my Dreamcast regularly. The games and graphics have aged incredibly well, especially Starlancer, Typing Of The Dead and Power Stone.

Dark_Arkitect
Dark_Arkitect

Space chan 5 part 2 but not part 1 as well??I would have also loved to have seen both Powerstones.How about Rival Schools 2?Shenmue 1 & 2?Fighters megamix? So many great DC titles... I don't feel we need Sonic or Crazy Taxi as they are already downloadable on xbla.On top of that....as previously stated,"Four games just isn't going to cut it". Sega Bass is fun...but what about Sega Marine Fishing?Great arcade fish title.Well I guess I can't complain much.At least we're getting something.Hopefully they will continue releasing Saturn/DC titles.........with more that four on a disc.

Animatronic64
Animatronic64

Sonic Adventure is terrible. It has broken controls and a nauseating camera. Crazy Taxi is still a fun game, but I'm not sure how well the port fares. Personally, I'd rather have a bundle with games like Sonic Adventure 2, Shenmue, and uh... wait, I'm not so good with first party titles. I would love for them to throw in games like Dead or Alive 2, and Power Stone 1/2, but I don't think Sega has the rights to those games.

blackace
blackace

@lilflex1 shenmue, maybe nights (optional) and power stone 1&2 they need to read these comments so they can bring back games we like to play @blackace i agree 100% ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yeah.. Power Stones 1 & 2 would be a nice addition. I forgot about those. Skies of Arcadia, Virtua Cop 1 & 2, Virtua Fighter 1, 2 and Megamix would be great as well. Four games just isn't going to cut it, especially after the Genesis Collection that was released.

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

@awheaten Umm... Sega Released Sonic 4 on PSn, along with the Sega Genesis Collection on PS3 (and 360) SEGA is all about the money. This shall be ported over soon.

edpeterson
edpeterson

They need Jet grind radio, not sega bass fishing.

xcollector
xcollector

Weak collection. I already have crazy taxi and sega bass fishing for the Dreamcast with the fishing controller. Sonic adventure isn't a must buy for me and I hated Space Channel 5 with a passion. Not to mention that Crazy Taxi has been ported a million times now to every system.

wwonka666
wwonka666

Whoever wrote this should be fired. The Dreamcast wasn't even released until 9-9-99 so how could it be a pioneering title in 1998? That is unless they are speaking to the Japanese which I don't think they are cause I think Dreamcast was released their in 1998, but my memory doesn't serve me very well on that front.

19Gam3NErD91
19Gam3NErD91

come on sega why no jet set radio and shenmue or even panzer dragoon instead of space channel or bass fishing ? put those in and it will be a must-have for EVERYONE !

darkslayerM
darkslayerM

Shenmue the best game ever ....shenmue 1 and 2 for xbox live please shenmue for xbox live and i buy it

therickmu25
therickmu25

Dreamcast was the most unappreciated system of all time. First system to play online as well plus a keyboard peripheral. So many better games than these 3 released, although I may get Sega Bass Fishing cuz that game was good.