9/9/99 is a date that will live in infamy for the video game world. Over ten years ago, the Dreamcast came to homes across the country. Trying to beat out the PlayStation 2, Sega released this groundbreaking system that would be the first home console to attempt online play, which did work though terribly slow due to being over dialup.
The Dreamcast would play host to some revolutionary titles like Shenmue, Jet Grind Radio and Power Stone. It would also boast the title as the best home console to play Marvel vs. Capcom 2 on. With over 650 titles, it is sad to hear that this would be the last ever console released by Sega.
“The Dreamcast is fondly remembered by a large community of dedicated fans as a console that was ahead of its time in terms of graphics, quality and online gaming” commented Haruki Satomi, VP of Digital Business at SEGA of America and SEGA Europe. “There are few things that are more requested from us than making Dreamcast classics available for download in today’s digital market place. We’re very excited to begin offering gamers our beloved Dreamcast titles again on the current console systems.”
In celebration of the 11th anniversary of the Dreamcast, Sega has announced that two of its favorite titles, Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi will be released on September 9th, 2010 as XBLA and PlayStation Network games. Though prices have not been disclosed yet, it has been confirmed both games will receive the full Achievement / Trophy upgrade for their respective consoles as well as high def visuals, surround sound and online leaderboards.
Check out the screen shots below of Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi which will be playable on the show floor at E3 next week.