When we hear a company – especially a Japanese company – plans to "reimagine" something, we feel a tingle at the base of our spines.

So many things could go horribly wrong. But then again, provided the franchise in question really is in need of a reboot, it might be a good idea… Shall we remain optimistic for now?

According to a Sega of America job listing (as cited by GamerZines ), the company is looking for an executive producer who will work on "a high quality product based on a reimagining of one of Sega's most beloved IP's." There are no other details, but you can bet that rampant speculation has already begun. Sega didn't even mention targeted platforms, so we can't really narrow our search, although we might be able to strike Sonic from the list. They just released Sonic Generations , which was a borderline triumphant return to form.

Then again, maybe it was a precursor of things to come. Maybe they're working on a full-fledged 2D Sonic. But that still doesn't seem right…any ideas as to what this "beloved IP" might be? And don't say Shenmue .

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ColTater
ColTater
10 years ago

Fingers crossed for Streets of Rage. I can't name a current generation game that is a side scrolling beat em up. An HD Streets of Rage if done right could be fantastic. Heck, it may not even have to be a 2D side scroller. I miss my days of Final Fight, Streets of Rage, Aliens vs Predators, TMNT, and Double Dragon side scrollers.

Shank was cool, but still not the same as the old school titles.


Last edited by ColTater on 11/18/2011 10:23:32 AM

H0TSHELLZ
H0TSHELLZ
10 years ago

Thats Exactly what i was thinking………

Even though i got part 2 free because of PS PLUS

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Golden Axe as a God of War killer!

edit: No I don't want GOW to die, just think it would be cool if they tried to top it.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 11/18/2011 10:27:15 AM

Temjin001
Temjin001
10 years ago

With 4 player online co-op play. uber sweet

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

But Golden Axe was rebooted, and the less said about that the better.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

That wasn't really a reboot, just a bad game, which is why it needs to be rebooted.

Temjin001
Temjin001
10 years ago

Daytona USA, Shenmue, Panzer Dragoon, Shinobi, Shenmue, and Shenmue.

I'm afraid of a Virtua Fighter reboot, because they'd probably screw with the hardcore play. The game does need a popularity shot in the arm, however.
They could probably do something cool with Altered Beast or Streets of Rage.

It'd be also cool to see a return to traditional Genesis Phantasy Star games.

Temjin001
Temjin001
10 years ago

And who'd I be without listing Virtual On. my bad =p

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Shenmue just needs to be continued instead of rebooted, but I'd definitely go for Panzer Dragoon. What a fun game. I kinda wanna play it just talking about it, too bad I sold my Saturn long ago. Maybe Orta if I can get my Xbox going again (somebody jostled it)

Temjin001
Temjin001
10 years ago

I think i'd like SHenmue to be rebooted. Rebooted faithfully that is. I don't know if anyone has gone back and tried playing Shenmue again, but there's a lot of modern design aspects in gaming today that didn't quite make it as far back as Shenmue. THe controls, for example, are pretty terrible as they are now by today's standards. THe DC had only one analog stick after all.
I think if they took the series and relaunched it with the same theme, setting, and story,(including the game of "Lucky Hit") while modernizing it's antiquated elements, the reboot would be well appreciated by myself.

But I think this is all wishful thinking, as I believe Sega realized themselves that Shenmue's ambition outstrips how marketable it can be. I remember reading, leading up to Shenmue's launch, Sega realized they would need to sell 2 copies of Shenmue to every Dreamcast owner to even break even on the project (Yeah, someone lost their job I'm sure for ever green lighting the project for DC to begin with).
I suspect, a game of Shenmue's scale outstrips Sega pocket books of today. And, truthfully, Sega of today usually makes sub-quality products, so I doubt in their ability to even make a faithful recreation of the originals.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

I've gone back and played it, it was sad to see how bad it aged because at the time it was a shockingly in depth experience, I still say it would be best to add all the needed updates to a third title and keep going.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
10 years ago

Seeing as how a new Virtua Fighter was put in arcades last year, and will be brought to home systems next year, a reboot really isn't needed.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
10 years ago

My guess would be one of the following:
Altered Beast
Golden Axe
Panzer Dragoon
But the number 1 choice is………..
Phantasy Star!!
Would be great to see a new Phantasy Star that was turned based like Phantasy Star II. PSII is probably my most treasured game of all time. Tied with Zelda Ocarina of Time.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Phantasy Star would be sweet, make it a turn based alternative to Final Fantasy. I was not pleased with the PSP games.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
10 years ago

I agree, the PSP Phantasy Star games don't appeal to me at all. I don't like that formula.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
10 years ago

I'm hoping Zaxxon makes a comeback.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

who?

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
10 years ago

Sega game from the early 80's.

xenris
xenris
10 years ago

…Shenmue….oh please I need to know what happens with the dragon mirror!!>R$!?!?%> if 2 didnt have the biggest cliff hanger of all time I wouldn't care so much but it does so I do.

ol scool
ol scool
10 years ago

road rash on next gen if they are just now looking for executive producer at least that's what I'm hoping for maybe something along the lines of like a NFS the run more story

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

Isn't Road Rash an EA property?

556pineapple
556pineapple
10 years ago

I'd love to see a new Streets of Rage. They could also do some pretty cool things with a new Vectorman.

cLoudou
cLoudou
10 years ago

"Rise from your grave "

cadpig
cadpig
10 years ago

I would love to see a Panzer Dragoon reboot.

VampDeLeon
VampDeLeon
10 years ago

Space Channel 5? They could implement the PS Move with the controls now.

SirGameOver
SirGameOver
10 years ago

i hope it is streets of rage
if you haven't played it already streets of rage 4 was made from scratch, its really fun. fan made but really great. I hope a real developer makes this one!!! 🙂

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
10 years ago

Please let it be Phantasy Star!

Warrior Poet
Warrior Poet
10 years ago

So many great Sega games. Panzer Dragoon, Phantasy Star, Crazy Taxi, Power Stone…New Power Stone would be awesome.

For all you Phantasy Star fans, the first four are available on the Ultimate Genesis Collection. The emulation is really accurate and the games look great in HD…and they're just as hard as ever 😉 Plus that Genesis rock is awesome.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
10 years ago

I'd say it's Shenmue, with the success of Yakuza at the moment, it's about time.

firehahahahaha
firehahahahaha
10 years ago

JET SET RADIO

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

WONDER BOY! That, along with Outrun Europa and Master of Darkness (damn, it took some searching to find the name of that last one) were my three favourite games from the Master System/Mega Drive. If it is any of them, I will lose the plot.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

I don't know if Sega had anything to do with it but all I want is a reboot of Chakan: The Forever Man.

gungrave
gungrave
10 years ago

Good choice, theat was hard as hell…even with the infinite lives.

ZenChichiri
ZenChichiri
10 years ago

If it's not Shenmue I'm gonna do something totally mean like calling Sega a big poopy face out in public.

mehrab2603
mehrab2603
10 years ago

I really don't care about anything from Sega except Valkyria Chronicles. That game I love to death.
Haven't played Shenmue but I hear nothing but praises about it so that kinda intrigues me.

Amnesiac
Amnesiac
10 years ago

Chakan was awesome! I'm glad someone else remembers that game.

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
10 years ago

ROAD RASH!

SayWord
SayWord
10 years ago

I'm surprised no one has mentioned skies of arcadia!? I'd love a new game in that series.

___________
___________
10 years ago

dont think a tingle is the right word.
more like a shudder.
no thanks SEGA, none of your games deserve a "reboot"!
if i wanted a traditionally japanese game turned into a mindless western action game id go buy FFXIII!

gungrave
gungrave
10 years ago

Phantasy Star!!!

Ranger X (best mech title along w/ ZOE I&II)

Vector Man

Eswat

Mystic Defender

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
10 years ago

ROCKET KNIGHT ADVENTURES.

Gregaman64
Gregaman64
10 years ago

I'm guessing Alex Kidd.

GreyGhost
GreyGhost
10 years ago

Shinobi ?

Virtua Cop ?

How about Monaco GP ?

MyParentsRN00Bz
MyParentsRN00Bz
10 years ago

cray taxi!!!!

Ather
Ather
10 years ago

Phnatays Star, to compete agaisnt Final Fantasy. A smucha s I'd love to say Sonic, I just can't see that as happening. We've been getting those attempts for years.

PS3addict
PS3addict
10 years ago

Gauntlet would be sweet!

GreyGhost
GreyGhost
10 years ago

It would be but Gauntlet isn't a SEGA franchise …

Zubair
Zubair
10 years ago

Final Fight, Streets Of Rage, Double Dragon epic!

SS4
SS4
10 years ago

Phantasy Star Online 2 is in Closed Beta in Japan now and it looks great.

Don't know if thats what they were talking about then…