The Dreamcast returns this spring... sort of.
Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi will be the first two Dreamcast titles to hit the Playstation Network and Xbox Live as digital downloads this spring in celebration of the 11th anniversary of the launch of the Dreamcast. Sega says more classic titles will follow.
The games are based on the original Dreamcast title "featuring all of the gameplay that older players fell in love with, whilst allowing a new audience to discover it for the very first time". The titles will also include enhancements like higher resolution visuals, surround sound, online leader boards and of course both achievement and trophy integration.
Launched on September 9, 1999, the SEGA Dreamcast had a software library of more than 650 titles.
"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" said 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."