Sonic Adventure Rumored To Be Next Dreamcast To XBLA Port

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Xbox Live Arcade may be home to yet another Dreamcast port in the form of Sonic Adventure. The Dreamcast launch title has reportedly been spotted on Xbox Live Marketplace, presumably on the developers and press-only PartnerNet version of Live.

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After posting that report, Dutch Sega site SegaOnline.nl pulled mention of the Sonic Adventure XBLA port, writing that its story had been "deleted on request of SEGA Europe." And that's just about the best way for Sega of Europe to confirm such a rumor without revealing the existence of a Sonic Adventure XBLA port.

If true—you know, if—Sonic Adventure would join titles like Rez, Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram, and Ikaruga in making the leap from Dreamcast to Xbox Live Arcade, ports we're more than happy to enjoy again in higher definition. OK, maybe not Sonic Adventure, but the more the merrier.

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With Sega giving Sonic the Hedgehog fans something new to look forward to in Project Needlemouse, the release of Sonic Adventure may be a good promotional release for the publisher. Or, at the very least, a grim reminder.

Sonic Adventure keert terug als Xbox Live Arcade-titel [SegaOnline.nl via Joystiq]

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I dont know exactly when it happened, but it will always piss me off that it suddenly became fashionable to rip on SA and SA2. Now dont get me wrong, I hate every sonic game after that as much as the next guy, but simple fact is that when SA and SA2 came out, they got decent reviews and critical praise. And thats for damn good reason, theyre solid action/adventure games with some really fun moments. If you can honestly tell me you didn't like the naval base stage in Sonic Adventure 2, youre either lying for the sake of being trendy, or you have no place playing a Sonic game.

So please, stop fucking ripping on some of the last decent sonic games. Sure, they had the beginnings of some of the things that tore the franchise apart (Superfluous characters, convoluted stories, big the cat) but in and of themselves? Theyre great games. I still switch my Dreamcast on just to get a run in of Crazy Gadget on SA2 every coupl'a months.