The Dreamcast Is Coming Back?!?
In Japan at least, that is. Sega will supposedly be selling Dreamcasts again in Japan.
There was a German site that had more information, but it was recently taken down.
Engadget has this to say
Sega’s not flapping their yapper so far as we can tell, but German gaming site Gamefront.de is claiming they’re going to be re-releasing the frickin’ Dreamcast bundled with Radilgy and some limited edition telephone card or something. But our wish come true from the Ghost of Hackable Consoles Past will probably be Japan-only though, distributed through Sega Direct for ¥10,000 (about $83 US) — still, could this be the triumphant return of Sega hardware, even if only just nostalgia-gear? Apparently we’ll find out February 16th (or sooner).
Guess we’ll have to wait and see what really happens.
For those of you that aren’t especially familiar with the Dreamcast, it was a system that was very much ahead of its time, was not marketed well, and still holds up quite well to the current gen systems.
I’ve been hoping for something similar to this for a while (read my piece on console re-releases for more info).
Not sure what the chances are they they make small improvements for it like making it quieter and offering wireless controllers for it. I’m sure if they re-released the Broadband Adapter and re-opened more online servers, that would rock hard.