It is been a coarse few years for Sega, in no small phase because of COVID-19 forcing the shutdown of its already declining arcade companies. Since final yr, the corporate has been operating on a method alternate to assist its trade grow to be extra sustainable long-term. The excellent news on this for fanatics of vintage Sega video games is that this implies extra remakes and remasters of older Sega IP.
In its annual earnings presentation for investors, Sega defined a few of its plans for the present fiscal yr, which runs from April 2022 to March of 2023. A kind of plans contains “a couple of titles” that Sega considers “Remake/Remaster, Spin-Off/Alternate of theme.”
Although the wording is a huge clunky there, Sega offers a couple of useful examples from this previous yr: assume extra video games like Sonic Colours: Final, Tremendous Monkey Ball Banana Mania, or Misplaced Judgment. The writer is hoping to promote 5 million gadgets overall from this class, up from 4 million this previous yr.
Together with logo new releases, Sega is aiming to post 13 video games all through that very same length, up from seven this previous yr. We already learn about Sonic Frontiers, Sonic Origins, Soul Hackers 2, Never-ending Dungeon, and Two Level Campus, and it is imaginable that 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim’s Transfer unlock final month may be being counted in that overall. That would depart seven video games we do not learn about but, and most likely a couple of remakes or remasters.
So what would possibly we see remade? It is onerous to mention, however a Sega presentation from a yr in the past has some clues. With the announcement of its new technique, Sega indexed plenty of previous IP as examples it could have a look at for remasters, remakes or reboot (together with a number of we have already observed remasters or remakes of). They’re:
- Loopy Taxi
- Jet Set Radio
- House Channel 5
- Panzer Dragoon
- Virtua Fighter
- Altered Beast
- Area of the Lifeless
- Streets of Rage
- Soul Hackers
There aren’t any promises that we will see any explicit video games from that listing revisited — it is only a bunch of concepts Sega was once exploring as of final yr. However it is however just right information that Sega is keen to liberally mine its vintage library as part of its plans to develop within the coming years. Palms crossed for extra House Channel 5, proper?
Rebekah Valentine is a information reporter for IGN. You’ll in finding her on Twitter @duckvalentine.