That's fact. Don't tell anyone, but the guys behind PushSquare, yeah, they're SEGA fanboys. They're kinda Nintendo fanboys too, but anyway... Let's move swiftly on before this gets all kinds of awkward.
Fact is, here at PushSquare we like the Dreamcast a lot. A lot, lot, lot. We've been getting all excited over the numerous PlayStation Network re-releases of Dreamcast classics for months now. But we're always open for more. And that's something that might happen now SEGA's officially confirmed the existence of a retail Dreamcast Collection title for PlayStation 3. SEGA's sales geezer, Alan Pritchard, told GameInformer about the planned release.
"The Dreamcast fans are very devoted," he said. "You see on eBay people are still buying the games and system. 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]."
Worst case scenario, this retail package will include the four games slated for PSN: Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5: Part Two. Best case scenario, this retail package will inlcude Shenmue, Jet Set Radio and a working Phantasy Star Online. What? We can dream.
Seriously though, there's so much potential for this Dreamcast Collection to do gangbusters. We're going to assume the retail collection will just be a packaged compilation of the PSN titles though. It's best to set your standards low in order to avoid disappointment. In either case, we'll buy it anyway. Why? Because we want the boxart.