Jet Set Radio

SEGA, or SEGA Sammy to be more precise, has issued its latest financial report. While most of it makes for rather dull reading, one slide in its presentation could be pretty promising for fans of the publisher's games.

As pointed out by the ever-vigilant Nibel, it looks like SEGA is looking into ways to revive some of its dormant IPs. Part of its future strategy is to utilise the publisher's franchises, including those that have been largely untouched for years. The slide suggests SEGA is planning to "carefully [examine]" which IPs should be brought back, and how that should be done — i.e. a HD remaster, a remake, or a series reboot.

Some of the franchises directly mentioned in the presentation include Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, Space Channel 5, Virtua Fighter, House of the Dead, and NiGHTS.

While this doesn't directly confirm any of these will necessarily be making a comeback, it's an exciting prospect for fans that have been clamouring for SEGA to make use of its eclectic and beloved back catalogue. It's worth noting that any attempts to bring back these franchises might be some way off. However, with games like Streets of Rage 4, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, and Panzer Dragoon: Remake, it seems SEGA is already executing on this plan in some capacity. Here's hoping for more like this in the years to come.

What SEGA IPs do you want the publisher to bring back? Break out those wish lists in the comments section below.

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