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The ‘Sonic Adventure’ Director Wants To Remake The SEGA Dreamcast Classic

The ‘Sonic Adventure’ Director Wants To Remake The SEGA Dreamcast Classic

As first published in issue 189 of Retro Gamer magazine (on shelves now) and subsequently picked up by online outlets - shout out to Nintendo Life - the team behind 1998's Dreamcast platformer Sonic Adventure are absolutely up for remaking their 20-year-old classic for modern consoles.

Developed by SEGA's in-house Sonic Team, Sonic Adventure was the fleet-footed company mascot's first 3D platformer proper. It released in Japan in very late 1998, and came to Europe in September 1999. Despite strong sales and significant critical acclaim, however, Sonic Adventure (and its sequel) couldn't save SEGA's final console from commercial failure - the Dreamcast was officially discontinued in 2001.

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Speaking to Retro Gamer, Sonic Adventure director and Sonic Team lead Takashi Iizuka expressed his enthusiasm for revisiting the game (quote edited for length):

"It was the first high-speed 3D action game that also featured a scenario highlighted with six different stories... It is a unique game, even 20 years after its release. At the time... it was the title to bring people to the Dreamcast, and we were given the budget to make something to showcase the hardware. However, it was the very first 3D game that we worked on, and looking at it now I can see the rough edges it has, which really makes me want to remake it."


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Iizuka is currently the head of the Sonic franchise - producer on both Sonic Forces and the upcoming Team Sonic Racing - so if anyone's well placed to make a call on remaking Sonic Adventure, it's him.

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Featured Image Credit: SEGA

Topics: Sonic, Sega, Sonic The Hedgehog, gamingbible, retro gaming

Mike Diver

Head of Content at GAMINGbible. Former gigs include VICE Gaming, BBC Music, BBC Gaming Show. Author of 'Indie Games: The Complete Introduction to Indie Gaming' (2016), 'How to Be a Professional Gamer' (2016), 'Retro Gaming: A Byte-Sized History of Video Games' (2019). Contact: [email protected]

 

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