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Sega talks remakes, wants your suggestions on what to do next

Friday, 25th October 2013 11:20 GMT By Dave Cook

Sega’s remakes haven’t had the best track-record, but the company’s CS Research and Development producer Yosuke Okunari has spoken about his desire to see them given better treatment. He added that Sega’s next remakes all depend on what players shout about the loudest.

I think most of already know that if I had my way, they’d make Streets of Rage 4. I dedicated a whole blog to that doomed game last year. Obsessed much?

Now, speaking with Siliconera, Okunari said of his experience with remakes, “I started with Dragon Force of the Sega Ages 2500 series that was released on August of 2005,” Okunari said. “This series features remade titles from the past, but Virtua Fighter 2′s faithful remake that was released in 2004, was very well received.

“From that, I was able to understand what it takes to make such a faithful remake, and it’s something I’ve put a lot of importance in, since I’ve started working on the series. So, we developed the Space Harrier Complete Collection, an entire compilation of the series, to go with the various generations of our customers. The concept was to recreate the games exactly the way they were originally made. The things staff members wanted to express in the past but couldn’t, are now possible with today’s technology. And we’d like to share that joy.

He stressed than the fans will be a big factor in what Sega tackles next, “For our next lineup, it will depend on all of your voices, so please continue to support us.”

You all want Shenmue HD right? No? Yes?

Via OXM.

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  1. LTheBlackKnight

    Gunstar Heroes!

    #1 9 months ago
  2. KAP

    1. Shenmue.
    2. Gunstar Heroes.
    3. Gaurdian Heoes.
    4. Power Stones.
    5. Shinobi.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. TrickyAudio

    Next gen Outrun, pls.

    #3 9 months ago
  4. Dave Cook

    @1 not a Sega game, sadly :(

    But I agree!

    #4 9 months ago
  5. Panthro

    Crazy Taxi
    Golden Axe
    Comix Zone

    #5 9 months ago
  6. YoungZer0

    Streets of Rage and a new Shinobi would be great. I loved the Shinobi games on PS2, would be great if it was less trial and error (please no jump to your deaths anymore) and had a more free-flowing combat. Also a proper checkpoint system. Keep the art-direction though, love it.

    #6 9 months ago
  7. Gheritt White

    Kid Chameleon
    Space Harrier
    STREETS OF RAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE
    E-SWAT
    Golden Axe
    Out Run
    After Burner

    #7 9 months ago
  8. noamlol2

    remake the game that caused them to lose their Creative ability

    the one and only SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (06)
    that game was just unfinished if done correctly (better story, less bugs)
    it could have been a hit, but no… you guys just milk sonic with piss poor development

    if sega can remake the remake, or give us a sonic adventure game
    then i would place my faith in sega again

    #8 9 months ago
  9. kupocake

    The SEGA AGES series of compilations always sounded like a fantastic treatment of some of their best property. So naturally they were being released only on an antiquated console (PS2 as late as 2008) and only in Japan.

    What I’d personally love to see is the contents of volume 33 – the Fantasy Zone Complete Collection – making a leap to a multitude of platforms. Not only was that a great little series, but they went and created a reinterpretation of the second, Sega Master System only game using the arcade hardware of the time (System 16?).

    That’d be an interesting angle more generally. Like, what if some of the classic Mega Drive titles – Streets of Rage, Shinobi 3 et al – were running on cutting edge arcade hardware at the time of their release?

    #9 9 months ago
  10. Mus42

    @4 Do you mean not a game made by Sega or that Sega don’t own the IP? I know Treasure made the game but I wouldn’t Sega own the IP?

    #10 9 months ago
  11. Darkfield

    Comix Zone + Streets of Rage

    Makes me happy

    #11 9 months ago
  12. Joe Musashi

    Platinum-developed Shinobi plz. Thx.

    JM

    #12 9 months ago
  13. Gekidami

    Fucking Shenmue. Remake the first two (with english voice work that doesnt make us want to stab ourselves in the ears, or just leave the game in Japanese), then continue the series.

    #13 9 months ago
  14. DSB

    They’re already doing Skies of Arcadia right?

    #14 9 months ago
  15. Lutz

    Wonderboy
    Skies of Arcadia
    Shining Force
    Fantasy Zone
    Phantasy Star. Not PSO, the original games

    Not going to mention Streets of Rage cos that’s just a fucking given.
    Is it true that SoR 4 got canned because the then president of Sega America “hadn’t heard of the IP”? I mean *WTF*?

    And Dragon Force! OMG of course that needs a re-release.

    #15 9 months ago
  16. schnide

    Skies of Arcadia doesn’t need a remake.

    As for the rest of them.. You lnow what, Sega? You’ve not had too much in the way of success lately, so how about you invest in some new IPs instead of risking trashing the much-loved older ones? If you need to be asking us what to do next, that’s a pretty bad sign in itself.

    #16 9 months ago
  17. YoungZer0

    @12: No.

    #17 9 months ago
  18. Armitage Shanks

    Streets of Rage please.With a Yozu Koshiro soundtrack

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dOnOKsaQz0

    #18 9 months ago
  19. Zutnunzor

    I remember Sega pulling a cease and desist on the completely free Streets of Rage Remake Project as it version 5.0. It featured multiple paths, around 10 playable characters, huge soundtrack, HD and Controller support.

    Game was actually friggin’ fantastic, but nobody got to play it! Sega SHOULD take a note from their fans on this one and if they really wanna do the next Streets of Rage right, maybe get the developers of the original as well as the people that made the fan-based remake together and make a true next-gen Streets of Rage.

    One can dream, right?

    #19 9 months ago
  20. fearmonkey

    Phantasy Star Online for next gen!!

    #20 9 months ago
  21. kenshiro89

    Streets of Rage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Shinobi

    #21 9 months ago
  22. MrWaffles

    Here’s my wishlist:

    •Eco The Dolphin
    •Streets of Rage
    •Chu-Chu Rocket
    •Hang-On
    •Crazy Taxi

    What do you think?

    #22 9 months ago
  23. Ekona

    Shenmue and SoR. Nothing else matters.

    #23 9 months ago
  24. salarta

    I’m completely indifferent to all of Sega’s old IPs.

    If they bring Valkyria Chronicles 3 to the west with the function to bring Eleanor Varrot as a playable intact and revive that franchise on consoles, then I’ll probably start caring. The Hyperdimension Neptunia games carry on without them, and they completely gave up on Bayonetta.

    #24 9 months ago
  25. dizzygear

    Panzer Dragoon Saga and Burning Rangers are the fírst games that come to mind.

    Would be nice IF they remade them they would actually release them in the west as well unlike that huge re-release collection for the PS2 that never made it here.

    #25 9 months ago
  26. zinc

    Sega: “We’ll make whatever you want! Just please buy our games!”

    #26 9 months ago
  27. Indigo Rush

    Alex Kidd. Please.

    I know most of his games weren’t very good, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make them better with a remake. Besides, he’s SEGA’s old mascot – I really think it wouldn’t hurt to bring him back one more time.

    Either that, or Fantasy Zone.

    #27 9 months ago
  28. Eggmanfan1991

    Sonic 3 And Knuckles and please SEGA please put Sonic 3 And Knuckles on IOS just port it right like you did with Sonic 1 and Sonic CD

    #28 9 months ago
  29. segafan2013

    for Genesis: Aladdin, Battletoads, Crusader of Centy, Gunstar Heroes, Jurassic Park Rampage Edition, MUSHA, Splatterhouse 3, Streets of Rage 2, Strider, The Punisher, ToeJam and Earl and Quackshot Starring Donald Duck.

    for 32X: Spiderman Web of Fire

    for CD: Keio Flying Squadron, Popful Mail, Robo Aleste, Soul Star and Vay

    for Saturn: Astal, Burning Rangers, Guardian Heroes, In the Hunt, Panzer Dragoon Saga, The House of the Dead and Three Dirty Dwarves

    for Dreamcast: D2, Gauntlet Legends, Grandia II, Half Life, Illbleed, Power Stone 2, Record of Lodoss War, San Francisco Rush 2049, Skies of Arcadia, Sword of the Berserk Gut’s Rage, The House of the Dead 2 and Zombie Revenge

    #29 9 months ago
  30. cupcom5

    1.Streets of Rage!
    2.Super Hang On
    3.Shining force
    4.Anyone remembers El Viento?
    5.Sonic 3 and Knuckles
    6.Sonic Advance part one.
    7.Sonic Jam
    8.Panzer Dragoon
    9.Clockwork Knight!
    10.House of the dead part one, i notice in the house of the dead collection on wii part one was NOWHERE to be found!

    i really just want to see numbers 1,2,6,8, and 10 remade, cuz that’s all i can really think of.

    OH! and Fighters Megamix.
    =D

    #30 8 months ago
  31. DarkElfa

    Skies of Arcadia

    #31 8 months ago
  32. halusatwin

    Gunstar Heroes. That would rock.
    I’d even donate my Gunstar Heroes remake sound track that I’m currently working on :)

    Hal~

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE1549A237268E76C

    #32 6 months ago