EXCLUSIVE – 3 More SEGA Classics Are Set to Make Their Return
It’s been a month since SEGA announced its ‘New Era, New Energy’ reveal at The Game Awards, with games including fan favorites such as Jet Set Radio and Crazy Taxi being announced to be making their return.
Both of these games were rumored before the TGA announcement, so SEGA went one further than just announcing a couple of games. The publisher announced five games that were in development, plus even more unnamed games thanks to its “and more” end card in the trailer. It genuinely felt like the publisher was shifting its strategy and to some, was genuinely one of the more exciting announcements from the event.
But what about that “and more” end card? Well, Insider Gaming understands that around 10 SEGA classics were greenlit for production between 2020 and 2021. The greenlit games include the already announced five that we got at the The Game Awards; Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, and Crazy Taxi. So far, we’ve been able to pinpoint three of the five other games that were greenlit from this period and it’s believed that more games have also been greenlit since.
Speaking to sources, it’s understood that Panzer Dragoon, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Sakura Taisen will all have new games and are all in their early stages of development, too. Unfortunately, though, Insider Gaming wasn’t able to verify the other two games that were greenlit, but recent trademark filings could give a strong indication.
Following the ‘New Era, New Energy’ announcement, though, it was spotted by Gematsu that SEGA did file for a total of 12 trademarks, which became public on December 6, 2023. The trademarks included some of the already announced games, including Crazy Taxi, Shinobi, Jet Set Radio, and Streets of Rage, but also included eight more games that have yet to be announced.
The trademarks include:
House of the Dead
Super Monkey Ball
Altered Beast Eternal
Although none of these trademarks cover the three games we’ve heard are on the way, two of these could be the titles that we’ve not been able to pin down – And anyhow, it’s always fun to speculate!
What do you think of Panzer Dragoon, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Sakura Taisen potentially coming back in the next couple of years? Let us know in the comments.