Space Channel 5 Part 2, Sega Bass Fishing coming to XBL, PSN

Sega sets second wave of HD Dreamcast reissues for downloadable services in Europe, North America early next year.

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The second wave of Sega's HD Dreamcast revival has been revealed. Following up on the recent releases of Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network, the publisher today announced that it would bring Space Channel 5 Part 2 and Sega Bass Fishing to the services early next year in both North America and Europe.

In the grim darkness of the future, news both tragic and joyful will be conveyed to audiences through dancing.

Originally released in Japan in 2002, the Dreamcast version of Space Channel 5 Part 2 was never released outside of Japan. The rhythm action game followed the ongoing exploits of dancing galactic news reporter Ulala. It also featured a cameo from Michael Jackson, who had previously worked with Sega on the Moonwalker arcade and Genesis games. The late King of Pop appears in Space Channel 5 Part 2 as Space Michael and shows off a few dance moves of his own.

Sega Bass Fishing dates back a bit earlier, as the game was released in North America in September of 1999, shortly after the Dreamcast's launch. A port of a 1997 arcade game, Sega Bass Fishing has players choosing the right combination of fishing locations and lures to land the biggest catch possible, paying close attention to line tension and rod height as they haul their prospective trophy in.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review of the original Sega Bass Fishing on the Dreamcast.

Discussion

40 comments
lookin_boy
lookin_boy

meh... let's see if they figure a way to bring back seaman, with the headsets nowadays and all... it makes sense. and how about shenmue 1 & 2, and sega collection 1, with streets of rage 1 2 3 included! and comic zone!

GoingPostal13
GoingPostal13

Come on space cats, let's go ... up-down up-down chu chu chu

LordelX
LordelX

Sweet! Sega Bass Fishing was THE best fishing game of all time!

rbenns2
rbenns2

Might we see Panzer Dragoon Saga?

Kismetic
Kismetic

Nice start but I hope these games come back with online play Power Stone 2, Outtrigger, Daytona USA & Project Justice

Crazy_Legs87
Crazy_Legs87

You know what this means, Shenmue II is coming. No stupid Xbox version that doesn't contain the data sharing with the original.

lilflex1
lilflex1

bringin back dreamcast games 1 of the games on my top 5 is power stone

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Keep 'em coming and we'll keep on buying. DC games were and still are top notch!

ciotog
ciotog

are they going to sell the fishing controller too? maybe move support?

xboxaficionado
xboxaficionado

Two good games, I still have the original Space Channel 5 for my Dreamcast. The other day I was playing Guardian Heroes on my Saturn thinking just how much fun this title could be playing with friends on-line, so many good games, so many possibilities!

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Sega Bass Fishing with Kinect or Move support would have been friggin' awesome!!!! @ XAF1 The game was better with the fishing rod, but still pretty fun with the standard DC controller. I still pop it in every now and then to pass time.

NeonNinja
NeonNinja

@warner11 I'd love to play Jet Grind Radio! Jet Set Radio Future is one of my all-time favorites so the first game is high on my list! Skies of Arcadia though.. eh, it hasn't aged all that well.

Darth_SupleX
Darth_SupleX

Oh... this is good news. I wouldnt mind if both space channels come in a single disc, though

warrner11
warrner11

Jet Set and Skies of Arcadia plz!!!!!!!

XAF1
XAF1

Can't understand them doing Sega Bass Fishing. I owned it for the Dreamcast and if I'm right you'll need the fishing rod controller to really enjoy it. I owned the controller and the game was fun but without it the game will be sort of lame.

SteelTiger360
SteelTiger360

Hmm, why not both Space Channel 5s and possibly Sega Rally? well can't complain onward with more Dreamcast titles ! and I want to see Shenmue 2 in the DC lineup as well.

MonkeySpot
MonkeySpot

I prefer "REEL Fishing" any day to the "Bass" games.

sagameister3
sagameister3

Hopefully we see a full library of dreamcast open up soon much like the wii channel has with sega\atari\n64.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

Well this is awesome. Two great titles. Now all need now is Jet Set Radio and Shenmue.

fadersdream
fadersdream

isn't being the "best fishing game ever" a lot like being the "smartest kid with down syndrome"?

2pac_makaveli
2pac_makaveli

sega bass fishing best fishing game ever made!

Gen007
Gen007

space channel 5 was fun when it came out but i dont think it would be any good now. They need to bring back JSR and zombie revenge.

Elite_Bushido
Elite_Bushido

ah, ive for some reason have been wanting to play Sega Bass Fishing recently... also, WTF!?! no Jet Set Radio or Psychic Force 2012? D:

squidracerX
squidracerX

what other games have they released so far? i know the Sonic Adventure game... But is that it so far?

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

Going in the right direction... Skies of Arcadia please.

RockMan-NEO
RockMan-NEO

meh. Bring on the good games! Like Power Stone, or sky's of Arcadia!

mike468
mike468

If Sega just gave us Panzer Dragoon Orta, Jet Grind Radio, and Nights, I'd be happy.

mmpr7
mmpr7

Sega Bass Fishing was awesone with the Dreamcast Fishing Controller. There is no fun in playing it on a regular controller :/

GREENSLIPPERS
GREENSLIPPERS

i likes me that space channel 5, but i want jet grind radio, and seaman. seaman some big time fun right there, i pay good moneys play with that.

Thrasherx2k1
Thrasherx2k1

You know Dreman you can always play Midways Arcade Treasures 3 for PS2 and also on a backwards compatible PS3 for your Rush 2049 love...

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

up, down, up, down, shoot, shoot, shoot haha! Remember the first one, such funky music; loved it.

B-boy
B-boy

I like jet set grid radio

Bubble17
Bubble17

Cool. But I will be waiting for the release of Sonic Adventure 2.

zidan4000
zidan4000

this is insane , purely insane , it is like i am living in a dream , i am gonna play my beloved dreamcast games in HD , this shall bring lots of nostalgia ,,,,and tears to my eyes, (damn you peter moore)

T_K_14
T_K_14

Space Channel 5 Part 2 actually did get released in the US as part of Space Channel 5 Special Edition for the PS2. I happen to have a copy of it myself.

azureblade89
azureblade89

Would be nice if they released Panzer Dragoon..not a dreamcast game I know, but that game was a ton of fun.

dreman77
dreman77

I want Sonic Adventure 2 and Rush 2049 already

Steve_K
Steve_K

...interesting choice on the sega bass fishing