For a system whose financial failure marked the end of a major hardware manufacturer, the Dreamcast sure is beloved. Despite the fact that it underperformed on store shelves, selling less than eleven million units worldwide, the Dreamcast library is experiencing something of a renaissance. We’ve recently seen the re-release of Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure on Xbox Live Arcade and the PSN, and now Joystiq is reporting that a listing for the Dreamcast Collection showed up on GameStop’s site yesterday.
The listing has apparently been removed, but yesterday customers saw the Dreamcast Collection listed with a price tag of $29.99 and a release date of February 14, 2011. No further details were given, but many are speculating that it will include the previously released Dreamcast titles, as well as two upcoming games, Space Channel 5 Part 2 and Sega Bass Fishing.
In a perfect world, the Dreamcast Collection would consist of all the best DC titles; Rez, Seaman, Power Stone, Jet Grind Radio, Virtua Tennis, Skies of Arcadia, and Marvel Vs. Capcom 2. Given the wide range of licensing rights that would need to be acquired, however, this is pretty unlikely. Still, a one-disc bundle of Crazy Taxi, Sonic Adventure, Space Channel 5 Part 2, and Sega Bass Fishing would be a pretty decent deal for $30, and one that might entice me to pick it up. Hopefully we’ll learn more about this bundle soon, and find out if we’ll need to dust off our old VMUs. I’m guessing we won’t.