RUMOR: Skies of Arcadia HD All But Confirmed

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

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Speculation on whether or not Skies of Arcadia will be coming as an HD title can now be laid to rest… maybe. The trademark renewal that was done this past summer may not have been done simply to protect intellectual property. If an anonymous source close to SEGA is truthful, the stage could be set for the HD release of Skies of Arcadia. The latest rumor comes from the German print version of Gamereactor magazine.

Skies of Arcadia was initially a game created for the Dreamcast by Overworks. Reception of the game has been ridiculously positive, and the only downside that was stated over and over again was the all-too-frequent random occurring battles. That was said to be fixed for the GameCube version, and we can be sure it will be fixed for this remake if the rumors are founded. Fingers crossed on both accounts.

Skies of ArcadiaThere is no confirmation in regards to this classic SEGA RPG as of yet. As far as remakes go, it seems that SEGA is milking this avenue of revenue for all it’s worth with their old Dreamcast franchises/games. We can only hope that this game will be treated with the respect it deserves and that the visuals are boosted enough to validate the purchase of the HD for those who already own the old versions. Regardless of everyone’s view on remakes, this game is a gem that should definitely be picked up in any version. If you have a GameCube or Dreamcast, we highly recommend you track down this game.


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  • I have two copies of this game. I’ll definitely buy it a third time if this happens.

    • solomonshv

      haha. me too. dreamcast and gamecube versions.

  • I loved skies of arcadia(I have the gamecube version) Lots of fun to be had. I wonder what the hd remake will be on…. wiiu? ps3?

  • ….this needs to happen. 

  • Never got to play it and with the new all-stars racing game, I became interested in playing this game so definitly something to look for.

  • Was there any mention of what the target system the HD version is comming to?

  • I hope this is released on both Wii U and PS3

  • razz devavres

    Any word as to whether there’ll be a PC version? So far the other Sega HDs have been released for PC, but since the rumors have only been mentioning the consoles, I am worried. 3:

    • I would imagine it would follor similar routes as the sonic adventure 2 battle remake which resulted in a steam release as well as other consoles

  • RagunaXL

    oddly enough, i’ve been playing this on dreamcast the last few weeks…
    however, i remember the copyright renewal being for the title or something like that and soon after sega announced Shining Ark for the psp which was set in a world called Arcadia.
    I sure hope Skies becomes a member of the Sega HD series of games and ALWAYS hope for a sequel.

  • dabambz

    I need it on my PS Vita, just like I needed Persona 4 Golden! RPG’s are so much better for some reason if you can play it on a portable. There’s some about just putting the console on standby and playing it where you left off.

  • man I’m still waitinf fo this game.

  • I’ve been wanting to try this one. Grew up as a Sony kid, but I was clearly missing out on more than few Sega gems.

  • Gypsyprince

    I have this game for both Dreamcast and Gambecube. I will happily buy it a third time around. one of the greatest RPG’s ever made!!!

  • stewnwt

    was definitely a great game, I have it for Cube. It didn’t do anything spectacularly but it was rock solid in all departments and tons of sidequests, very colourful, and good variety.

  • creator78

    Don’t have my wii anymore that would play it but I still have my GC version of the game with the strategy guide. hope this gets remade

  • Bobby Crosby

    Almost 2 years later, no HD remake. Shameful Sega.

  • Atralane

    I really…REALLY…hope this at least comes to one of the Nintendo systems, preferably the Wii U for that graphics boost. I missed purchasing a used Gamecube copy for $25 or so several years back, and I’ve sorely regretted it since.

  • Razorfall

    I’ll believe it when I see it. If it’s not Sonic Sega doesn’t really care.