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SEGA considering Saturn era releases on XBL and PSN

Wednesday, 30th June 2010 15:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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SEGA’s Yosuke Okunari, producer of the Dreamcast and Master System re-releases, has said the firm’s considering releasing titles from SEGA Saturn digitally.

Speaking with Game Watch Impress, Okunari said SEGA started off with Genesis and Dreamcast titles because those were the most popular and well known of the lot.

“When you look globally, the Genesis and Dreamcast are well known, but Saturn is unknown,” he said. “During that period, PlayStation and Nintendo 64 were a success overseas, but to be honest Saturn was not a success. Because of this, we decided on Dreamcast.

“It’s not that we’re ignoring Saturn I think you can see this, considering that we ported Nights Into Dreams and other titles.

“What we announced this time is a project where we will have consecutive releases of titles that were debuted on Dreamcast. Separate from this, we’re of course thinking about ports of Saturn games. It’s the same as how Sega Ages and Virtual Console were separate existences. It’s not that we have no intention of porting Saturn titles, so please share your requests.”

Okunari went on to say that SEGA may put online functionality in some games, but also teased that some of the titles being reworked may already contain online capability.

He also said the reason SEGA was skipping digital Wii releases was due to size limitations, but he added, however, the firm plans to continue developing games for Virtual Console.

Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi are to be released by the end of the year on XBL and PSN, with more titles to follow in the future.

Via Andriasang.

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  1. Stephany Nunneley

    Shining the Holy Ark please. Thanks.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DaMan

    Guardian Heroes please.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. StolenGlory

    Panzer Dragoon RPG thanks.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DJ Deathstar

    Guardian Heroes needs to be available to those who never got a chance to witness its brilliance

    #4 4 years ago
  5. DaMan

    yep.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. theevilaires

    Guardian Heroes for the fucking WIN!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Hopefully not until AFTER they re-release Dreamcast version of Code:Veronica in HD.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Keep your smelly retro games thanks, Sega.

    What? :-D

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Kerplunk

    Radiant Silvergun thankyouplease!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. mington

    Bug!

    just kidding

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Panou

    Buuuuurning Rangeeeeeeeeeers!! :D

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Eregol

    Panzer Dragoon Saga plx.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. mington

    we’ve already had a Saturn era release with virtual On

    Saturn era games will need a lot of tarting up, as much as i would like Guardian Heroes those sprites would look god awful on a HD tv

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Razor

    Come on, Daytona USA.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. SadyFarah

    May the gods of olympus hear my prays and bring DRAGON FORCE back to me!!!!!!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Suikoden Fan

    Here’s the games i’d love to see

    Sonic R
    Sonic Jam
    Discworld 1 and 2
    Rampage world tour
    Blazing dragons
    burning rangers
    shining force 3
    shining the holy ark
    shining wisdom
    dark savior
    mr bones
    story of thor 2
    alberts odyssey
    magic knight rayearth
    guardian heroes
    dragonforce
    panzer dragoon saga
    3 dirty dwarves
    bug 1 and 2
    clockwork knight 1 and 2
    mystaria
    astal
    keio 2

    #16 4 years ago
  17. cookiejar

    I’ve not played a Saturn game in my life. I haven’t even played on the console itself, come to think of it.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. DaMan

    nights into dreams too.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Gama_888

    @16
    Sonic R and Jam for the fucking win!
    Rampage aswell!! dam that was classic!
    Saturn Bomberman aswell, Best Bomberman Game Ever :D

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Boris Fett

    Don’t expect Guardian Heroes. That’s Treasure’s property, not Sega’s. Sega only published it. If Guardian Heroes ever gets re-released, it’ll be on Treasure’s initiative, and probably separately to this whole Saturn re-release idea.

    Pity. I’d love to see Guardian Heroes again.

    Panzer Dragoon Saga, Sega. MAKE IT SO!

    #20 4 years ago
  21. abnormal alan

    I would love to see Guardian heroes hopefully treasure and Sega could work something out

    @19 You’re right about Saturn Bomberman since playing that no Bomberman has lived up to it.

    Dark Savior has to be one of my all time fav games. Other than the sometimes completely evil camera it was awesome with its mulitple storylines and even getting to kick the shit out of a maracca carrying banana…If memory serves I think he was called J.J……why do I remember that

    #21 4 years ago
  22. chronoss2

    why are you guys putting Dreamcast games in the tag ? :/

    I see nobody talked about Fighters Megamix which is the best fighting game for me, only on Sega Saturn.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. MushroomStamp

    Kid Chameleon please :)

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Len

    @14 Has to be that and Sega Rally.

    I put far far too many hours into those 2 in my teens.

    I’d be so up for that…

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Boris Fett

    @23 Wrong format.

    Not to mention it’s been re-released a bunch of times already. You can get it on the Virtual Console, and it’s also part of the Mega Drive Ultimate Collection.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. LordCancer

    I would kill for a copy of last gladiators. omg and road rash!

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Bulk Slash

    Bulk Slash please. Not me, the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwfdIzk9W4A

    It would be good to get Panzer Dragoon Saga as well.

    While I’d like to see ports of Daytona, Sega Rally, Fighting Vipers, etc, I think it would be better if Sega just port the Model 2 arcade games rather than the weaker home ports.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. DJ Deathstar

    Haha Alan yeah he was called JJ i’m fairly certain! I was gonna mention Saturn Bomberman being the best bomberman of all, the story mode was awesome!

    #28 4 years ago
  29. TraceableX

    Those Sega consoles failed baaaaaaaadly against PS1 and 2.
    My favorite is Sega Genesis.

    Anyways, we need some Dreamcast titles on HD, please.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Suikoden Fan

    i didnt say this earlier but SUIKODEN!!!!! it was released on the saturn but japan only.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. OlderGamer

    @4

    Was thinking the samething. In HD, Co-op/Online.

    I would buy that. Three times.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Epic Fool

    This thread = nostalgia overload for me :)

    If Sega could actually get their act together long enough to release all 3 eps of Shining Force III over here this time I would fucking kill myself in gratitude, which is unlikely…

    #32 4 years ago
  33. SilkVG

    PANZER DRAGOON SAGA!! PANZER DRAGOON SAGA!! PANZER DRAGOON SAGA!! PANZER DRAGOON SAGA!! PANZER DRAGOON SAGA!! PANZER DRAGOON SAGA!! PANZER DRAGOON SAGA!! PANZER DRAGOON SAGA!! PANZER DRAGOON SAGA!! PANZER DRAGOON SAGA!! PANZER DRAGOON SAGA!! PANZER DRAGOON SAGA!! PANZER DRAGOON SAGA!! PANZER DRAGOON SAGA!! PANZER DRAGOON SAGA!! PANZER DRAGOON SAGA!!

    Oh and the entire “Shining” series.

    All in HD plox. Will buy. Actually I’d give my firstborn for PDS, possibly best game I have ever played (and I’ve played about 6 billion).

    #33 4 years ago
  34. OlderGamer

    I would love beyond words HD remakes of Saturn Games. Call me strange but I played the crap out of Saturn and Dreamcast. I played on PSone when something amazing came out. But mostly I was a Sega fan for years.

    I still have the greats like Dragon Force, and Guardian Hereos, and of course Panzer Dragoon I II and Saga. Countless hours went into Daytona USA and many others. To be honest I never saw what other folks saw in the Playstation. I was enjoying Working Designs ports and their Spaz stuff.

    lol so many great memories.

    I even had my Saturn moded for imports from Capcom and SNK.

    #34 3 years ago