Sega fans have been getting a fair amount of retro love lately. The company’s Sega Ages lineup for Nintendo Switch has been off to a good start with Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force IV so far. There are more confirmed classics coming our way too, including beloved titles Phantasy Star and Virtua Racing. While it’s great to see these old-school titles make their way to the most modern platform available, we’re still hungry for more – most notably for Dreamcast games.
There have been some teases about bringing games from Sega’s later consoles to Switch since the Sega Ages run. Fans have been anticipating the return of some Saturn and Dreamcast titles. Now we are getting some official rumblings from M2 CEO Naoki Horii.
M2 is a developer that specializes in rereleasing classic game titles, most notably from the Sega Ages line. Horii mentioned during an interview with Famitsu that they are close to making Dreamcast games work on Nintendo Switch via emulation. He also mentioned how they are approaching most titles with emulation. Other titles are being considered for a full-blown remake using the original source code.
This is exciting news for retro game fans, but more specifically purists who wish to see games remain intact. Emulation technology has come a long way in a short amount of time. To have Dreamcast games get the treatment for everyone to enjoy would be quite the accomplishment. Perhaps then we could finally see the Joy-Con put to good use for that Samba de Amigo port (pictured above).
There are plenty of other Sega Dreamcast titles that would fit nicely in the ever-growing Switch library of retro titles. The Sonic Adventure games are a no-brainer. Same goes for Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio. Maybe we can even finally get a Western release of Phantasy Star Online 2. Hey, a man can dream!
Which Dreamcast titles do you hope to see come to Switch? Let us know and we’ll cross our fingers with you.