Thursday, 15 March 2012

Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia coming to XBLA

Buy them, buy them now.

Seriously people, if you have XBLA and don't own either or any of these games then you really must buy them when they are released. They are two absolutely brilliant and classic games and really deserve to be played and from a personal point of view, if enough people buy Shenmue then maybe, just maybe, they will finally release a third game.

Buy them, buy them now.


  1. Freaking. Awesome. Even if I already do own Skies on the Dreamcast.Freaking. Awesome.

    1. I really hope its true, they haven't confirmed it yet, only hinted by saying 'I can't say 'yes' or 'no', but we may be working on them'. Achievements and a nice of HD polish on Shenmue would be amazing.

  2. I wish more of these releases would also head to PSN. Seems more often than not that retro downloads are either for both the 360 and PS3 or 360-only. I can't think of many that were locked to just PSN so it seems a little unfair.

    Some of the SNK fighters and past Sega games were like this for example (XBLA only)

    Anyway, if they do come to PS3 then I might be interested. Would be a lot cheaper than trying to track down a complete Dreamcast Shenmue in nice nick I'd imagine.

  3. I'm definitely looking forward to these releases. I've never played Skies of Arcadia, but I've wanted to. Who knows, maybe if I really like it I'll buy the original DC version, too :)

  4. I own both the Dreamcast and GameCube versions of Skies and there are differences between the two so it depends which version they release.

    Most people seem to prefer the Cube version due to less random battles.