16 Dec

Alan Pritchard, Sega of America’s Vice President of Sales, has given a major preview of the publisher’s first quarter in 2011. First, the oft-rumored, disc-based”Dreamcast Collection” was confirmed in the latest issue of Game Informer, although no specific games were listed as being available in the compilation. Various retail listings for the “Collection” have a tentative release date of February 15th, 2011.

“The Dreamcast fans are very devoted. You see on eBay people are still buying the games and system,” Pritchard stated. “We actually have a Dreamcast collection coming out soon. We are looking to bring some of the old Dreamcast games to market digitally and packaged. The titles are still to be announced. The Ultimate Genesis Collection did huge numbers on PS3 and 360, so it’s an important part of our business. We’ve already been releasing some Dreamcast games digitally; Crazy Taxi [for one].”

Also included in the magazine interview was a confirmation that the Sega and Platinum Games partnership will indeed yield one more release. While the games released from this collaboration so far – Infinite Space and Vanquish, among others – have been critically praised, they hadn’t had the expected level of success at retail, leading some to suspect the collaboration to prematurely break off. No details have been released about the game as of yet.

Any idea of what the next Sega-published Platinum Game is, E-Gs? Brainstorm below!

4 thoughts on “Sega Confirms Dreamcast Collection, New Platinum Games Title”

  1. All right, let the speculation of games commence.

    Space Channel 5
    Jet Grind and Set Radio
    Crazy Taxi (possible long shot as it is already a downloadable title)
    Sonic Adventures and 2 (also possible long shot, DL title)
    Power Stone
    Shenmue 1 & 2

    Those are the bit ones floating around in my head, and there are more great games for the system. I never really got to play the DC as none of my friends had one. Now hopefully the collection has a lot of great games on it like the Genesis collection did, and filling up one BD disk would be awesome.

    1. Add Street Fighter 3rd Strike, Marvel Vs. Capcom, Rez, and maybe Chu Chu Rocket (I really want someone to emulate this game!)

      1. Well you can’t add the fighting games as they are not owned by SEGA. I was trying to figure out which games Sega owns as to which ones could theoretically be included on the disk.

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