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Dreamcast Games Coming To 360, PS3 This Fall
by Matt Kessler on
Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi will be the first games available.
You knew it was coming. We knew it was coming. And today, Sega confirmed that, sure enough, you will be able to download ports of Dreamcast games on your 360 and PS3. Starting this fall, Sega will begin releasing games from the nearly 690 games in the Dreamcast's catalog through the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network (putting to bed earlier talk that the games would be sold through Microsoft's Game Room). Sega also revealed that the Dreamcast releases will be "enhanced ports" of the original games, with a higher resolution output for the games, surround sound support, and online leaderboards. Oh, and achievements and trophies to boot.
And what two classic Dreamcast games will Sega release first to show off the missed potential of its beloved console? Why, none other than Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi! Yep. Sonic Adventure. Crazy Taxi. Those sure are video games. They're... they're real winners.
In fact, we have some video demonstrating the high quality of both of these releases, straight from our Dreamcast tenth-year anniversary Quick Look Throwback extravaganza! Here's a little footage of that seminal 3D platformer, Sonic Adventure.
And here's our Quick Look of Crazy Taxi.
OK, maybe these two games don't serve as great examples of the Dreamcast's classic status (they just haven't aged that well). But there are some really cool Dreamcast games that would be really well suited for a downloadable rerelease, like Chu Chu Rocket and Power Stone. Which Dreamcast games do you folks want to see get updated for your 360 or PS3?
Let me know what you want to see in the comments. In the meantime, I'm going to plug my keyboard into my 360... and wait.