Sega teases Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia HD
posted on 03.14.12 at 09:18 AM EDT by (@salromano)
"We may be working on them."

Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia may be the next Dreamcast titles in line to hit download services, if a tease from Sega associate brand manager Ben Harbone is anything to go by.

Asked by GameReactor during a Jet Set Radio interview whether fans should continue to voice out on what Dreamcast games they want to see, Harbone responded:

“Yes, definitely, but I can tell you what it’s going to be – it’s going to be Shenmue. And, well, Skies of Arcadia, as well.

“Those are a couple of our most requested games. I can’t say ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ but we may be working on them,” he teased.

The latest Dreamcast download release, Jet Set Radio, is due this summer for PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, and PC.

  • Kkdog4Sado

    Man how I hope so. Even though these two games along with Sonic Adventure 2 should have been among the first DC games in consideration.

  • hush404

    Shemue would be coll in HD. I don’t really know what SoA is tho :P I assume RPG.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      @hush404: SoA is a wonderful JRPG with a very fun and cool “Pirate Airship Battle” system in place. Great game. I still own it on DC and have it on GC as well. Although I own both of these games and have completed them I will purchase the digital versions day 1.

      I don’t have high hopes for this though….with the drivel they have released so far as DC HD ports and the fact that Japanese devs like to continually troll their fans (Nomura is preparing for a VS13 announcement in the future) I am figuring this simply won’t happen. Sad times.

    • http://xcite79.1up.com Keegs79

      @hush404: You must not ever been that into JRPG. If you are than its hard to imagine you dont at least know of the game.

  • FaithlessMr

    My heart just skipped a beat. Skies of Arcadia HD……….the world is prepared for all that awesome.

    Do it SEGA, I know you have it in your heart. We need more Skies of Arcadia in our lives.

    • manasword0

      @FaithlessMr: Did the exact same thing! This game is amazing and I would love to see and play it again.

  • captainhowdy

    Shenmue, is one of my favorite games of all time. I wish they would upgrade 1 and 2 for it.

    Excellent news.

  • RedWolfe

    I recognize that Shenmue is regarded as a classic by many but I just, personally, was never drawn to it.

    Skies of Arcadia, however, is a game that I always wanted to play. I just hope they actually do a good job on the port this time though (I’m looking at you Sonic Adventure -_-).

    Oh and bring Sonic Adventure 2 while you’re at it :)

  • RyoonZ

    OMG, Please be true!!!

  • BizarreJelly

    Skies of Arcadia HD… SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

  • Pirate King

    I will get both of those. I will be happy. More importantly where is Shenmue 3?

  • FAUNA

    Yes!! & PANZER DRAGOON ORTA please!

  • howardmoonish

    I want both of those, but I hope it’s the version of SoA from GCN with all the added content.

    • whiteferrero

      @howardmoonish: yeah same here. I completed the original… so the bonus content will definitely mean I’m playing this again!

  • milramyah

    Yes! With all these great decisions, maybe Sega will bring Valkyria 3 stateside as well :)

  • Zero

    They would probably be download only, but I would still welcome both games.

    Make it happen Sega.

  • Avadon

    if it’s true (and I hope so) I would like it on Vita too, imagine Shenmue and SoA everywhere!!! :D