After 24 years, Sega wants to go back to the energy of the Dreamcast era, and it’s about damn time – cnn hollywood


Last night, Sega announced new entries in the Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, Golden Axe, Shinobi, and Streets of Rage series all at once, and it seems that the company is making a conscious attempt at returning to the rebellious energy it hasn’t really displayed since the Dreamcast era. Frankly, it’s about time.

“We really want to show edginess and a rebellious mindset,” Sega of America CEO Shuji Utsumi tells The Washington Post (paywalled). Utsumi says that he initiated the strategy that led to all these new games after he returned to Sega four years ago, and it makes sense – after all, he aided in the launch of both the original PlayStation and the Dreamcast years ago. It seems that Sega’s aim is to recapture that spirit for a more modern audience.

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