The wonderfully inquisitive interviewers at Impress Watch bring hope to many unlucky gamers who missed the back catalogue of Sega Saturn games the first time around.
During the interview transcribed above, former Sega Ages 2500 collection producer Yosuke Okunari, also now responsible for the 60fps Dreamcast re-releases, had this to say when pressed about the possible neglect of the Saturn library as downloadable titles;
“What we announced this time is a project where we will have consecutive releases of titles that were debuted on Dreamcast. Separate from this, we’re of course thinking about ports of Saturn games. It’s the same as how Sega Ages and Virtual Console were separate existences. It’s not that we have no intention of porting Saturn titles, so please share your requests.”
So to summarise, Sega are actively considering re-releasing Sega Saturn titles on modern formats. The Saturn era is one of my favourite periods of Sega development, with fantastic arcade ports like Dyamite Deka and incredibly surreal original titles like Fighters Megamix which allowed you to pitch Virtua Fighter’s Akira against the palmtree from the AM2 logo. Seriously. That happened.
So, I’m sure a lot of people are excited about this, and naturally the next question for you faithful readers is this ; What games would everyone like to see first?