Space Channel 5: Part 2 hits XBL, PSN next month

Dreamcast dance game and Sega Bass Fishing making stand-alone downloadable debuts October 4 for PlayStation Store, October 5 on Xbox Live Marketplace.

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It's been nearly a year since Sega first announced that Space Channel 5: Part 2 and Sega Bass Fishing would be added to both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 downloadable storefronts, but both titles have yet to appear on either. That's going to change soon, as Sega today announced that both games would launch on the PlayStation Network October 4, followed by an Xbox Live Arcade debut October 5.

PS3 gamers can finally tune into Space Channel 5 next month.
PS3 gamers can finally tune into Space Channel 5 next month.

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 in their prospective trophy.

While this will mark the first time either game has been downloadable for the Xbox 360, both appeared as part of the Dreamcast Collection released at retailers earlier this year. That package--also available in downloadable form on the PC--included Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure in addition to Space Channel 5: Part 2 and Sega Bass Fishing.

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