Update: Thursday December 14th, 1:55 PM EST
Following the initial reporting on the discovered trademarks filed by Sega via Chizai Watch, it is discovered that further legacy properties have updated filings. The list now goes on to include Alex Kidd, After Burner, House of the Dead, Outrun, and Super Monkey Ball. Alike in the initial X post, Jet Set Radio received a trademark as well as Crazy Taxi, Shinobi, and Streets of Rage in the new post.
For years, there has been countless speculations & reports pointing to a revitalizing of Sega’s properties. One report told that the firm would be remaking Jet Set Radio as well as Crazy Taxi. Additionally, footage for said projects were later unveiled prematurely online with the addition of Atlus’ Persona 3 also. But, this was only the tip of the iceberg.
By December this month at The Game Awards, Sega unleashed the ‘New Energy’ for itself sharing that official remakes for Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, and Crazy Taxi are coming. In a separate interview recently, Sega of America CEO Shuji Utsumi elaborated that the firm’s efforts is to rekindle the same “alternative” reputation that it harbored during the Dreamcast era before the end of its console empire.
In a new discovery from Gematsu this week, it is shared that Sega is to continue this effort with even more IPs also. From filed trademarks in Japan via Chizai Watch – a proper trademark/patent website in Japan – revealing filings for Altered Beast, Eternal Champions, Kid Chameleon.
What comes as an even larger surprise is that while the initial remake reveals for its ‘New Energy’ initiative focuses on Sega Dreamcast titles, this new slew of trademarks emphasizes on Sega Genesis projects specifically. In the recent interview with Utsumi, he did elaborate that Virtua Fighter is on the table to be remade to, but options on how to pursue this is still being considered internally at Sega.
For other potential remakes from Sega, many players are convinced that evidence online is pointing to a return for 2003’s Sonic Heroes. While there has not been any official statement yet, footage from gathered trailers reference the game more than once. You can read the full report by heading here.
What Sega game are you most excited to see return?