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.
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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