Sega is planning multiple remakes and spin-offs of previous games for release this year

It’s been a rough few years for Sega, largely due to COVID-19 forcing the closure of its already declining arcade businesses. Since last year, the company has been working on a change in strategy to help make its business more sustainable in the long term. The good news for fans of classic Sega games is that this means more remakes and remasters of older Sega IPs.

In its annual earnings presentation for investors, Sega outlined some of its plans for the current fiscal year, which runs from April 2022 to March 2023. One of those plans includes “multiple titles” that Sega considers “Remake/Remaster, Spin -Off /Change theme.”

Although the wording is a bit clunky there, Sega does give some useful examples from last year – think more games like Sonic Colors: Ultimate, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania or Lost Judgment. The publisher expects to sell five million units in total in this category, up from four million last year.

Including new releases, Sega is aiming to publish 13 games during that same period, up from seven last year. We already know about Sonic Frontiers, Sonic Origins, Soul Hackers 2, Endless Dungeon, and Two Point Campus, and it’s possible that 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim’s Switch release last month will also be counted in that total. That would leave seven games we don’t know about yet, and possibly multiple remakes or remasters.

Sonic the Hedgehog: A Visual History of SEGA’s Mascot

So what could we see redone? It’s hard to say, but a Sega presentation from a year ago has some clues. With the announcement of its new strategy, Sega listed a number of previous IPs as examples that it might consider for remasters, remakes, or reboots (including several that we’ve already seen remasters or remakes of). They are:

  • Crazy Taxi
  • jet set radio
  • space channel 5
  • Rez
  • Panzer Dragon
  • NIGHTS
  • shinobi
  • virtual fighter
  • altered beast
  • House of the Dead
  • streets of rage
  • soul hackers
See also  Latest on 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' Set Photos Tease Major Crew Update

There’s no guarantee that we’ll see specific games on that list reviewed; it’s just a bunch of ideas that Sega was exploring last year. But it’s good news nonetheless that Sega is willing to lavishly exploit its classic library as part of its growth plans in the coming years. Fingers crossed for more Space Channel 5, shall we?

Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for Golden News. You can find her on Twitter @patovalentine.


Related Posts

5 letter words that start with s and end with r

5-letter words that start with S and end with R – Wordle Game Help

Wordle players from all over the world enjoy the game, post the results on their social media pages and compete with friends for the best scores. However,…

5 letter words that start with sc wordle game

5 Letter Words that Start with SC – Wordle Game Help

Sometimes words in Wordles with weird beginnings can trick you and kill your current Wordle streak. Making sure you can keep your streak going is an essential…

call of duty vanguard multiplayer free trial starts tomorrow

Call of Duty Vanguard multiplayer free trial starts tomorrow

A new Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer free trial begins tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18, and runs through Tuesday, May 24. If you’re not sure about shelling out…

she hulk trailer offers first look at frog man in the

She-Hulk Trailer Offers First Look at Frog Man in the MCU

Lost in the hype surrounding today’s She-Hulk trailer was a brief glimpse of the latest Marvel character to make her live-action debut. Yes, Frog Man is officially…

5 letter words ending with our wordle game help

5-letter words ending with OUR – Wordle Game Help

Wordle is a challenging daily puzzle that continues to expand our minds to the fullest. Five-letter words ending in OUR are some of the hardest types of…

helen mirren and harrison ford will debut as dutton in

Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford will debut as Dutton in ‘1932’

The yellow stone recently expanded franchise with 1883 and is growing once again, although this time the action in the Dutton family’s past will take place in…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.