JSR Interview Hints at Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia Re-Release

JSR Interview Hints at Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia Re-Release

by March 14, 2012

Will Ryo and Vyse Return to Current Consoles?

An interview with European website GameReactor was intended to center on the coming re-release of Jet Set Radio.  But at the very end of the interview, Sega Europe associate brand manager Ben Harbone heavily implies two other celebrated Dreamcast titles may soon be on their way to the digital download arena–including perhaps the system’s most celebrated series.

At the end of the interview, when prompted whether fans should voice what DC classics should be re-released next, Harborne appears to predict what those voices will say: Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia.  He adds:

“Those are a couple of our most requested games. [….] I can’t say yes or no, but…we may be working on them.”

While it appears to be more of a tease to fans than anything else, these are the types of things that usually lead to proper announcements down the road.  We should note that our independent source correctly told us last year about Jet Set Radio’s pending re-release, and also specifically mentioned Sonic Adventure 2 in the works, but made no indication on whether Shenmue or Skies of Arcadia would be coming.

We’ll let you know anything new that we learn on this front.