If you had a SEGA Dreamcast, then you're probably already eagerly awaiting this title since we first mentioned it. But if you didn't own SEGA's final ill-fated-but-beloved console, you should still probably be at least a little interested in the upcoming Dreamcast Collection, since there's a reason it was so beloved!
"The Dreamcast console is still remembered as a pioneering console for online gaming," commented Gary Knight, VP of Marketing at SEGA of America and SEGA Europe "We are delighted to be able to offer to our large community of dedicated fans a collection such as Dreamcast Collection for them to enjoy old favorites on this generation of consoles"
The Dreamcast Collection will include Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5: Part 2. They pretty much had me with Space Channel 5: Part 2, though. I loved the first game, but the sequel never made it to North America. So the rest of it is just gravy. Although Crazy Taxi is crazy fun, and I'm sure I'll even enjoy a spot of fishing now and again.
Naturally, graphics will be enhanced, although I hope not too much, since you want to retain the retro flavor. (God, are we really calling the Dreamcast "retro" now? I feel so old!) And there will be Achievements and leaderboard for each game so you can compare your skills against other Dreamcast fans. Since the Dreamcast was the first major console to feature online play, it's a shame that they couldn't work an online game into the collection. Then again, it's worth it to play a new Ulala adventure!
The Dreamcast Collection will be released on the Xbox 360 and PC on February 22 in North America and February 25 in Europe.