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.
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.

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