Sega kicked off their re-introduction of Dreamcast classics via Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network with "Sonic Adventure" in September, and their mission will continue next month when "Crazy Taxi" finally slams into Microsoft and Sony's consoles.
"'Crazy Taxi' is the second installment in our Dreamcast revival, and we hope this release will prove every bit as nostalgic to fans as 'Sonic Adventure' did last month!" Sega VP of digital business Haruki Satomi said in a statment.
American PlayStation 3's will get the game on November 23, with the 360 grabbing it a day later on November 24. 16 mini-games from the original release will appear in the retro relaunch, along with updated 720p graphics, a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, leaderboards and trophy awards and the option to play in Arcade Mode or Original Mode.
It's a solid choice to bring back for the 360, and a good number of Dreamcast owners will be able to confirm for you that this was a staple of the system's library. The extreme driving adventures it contains require you to spin around picking up passengers, racing them to their destinations while performing a few stunts for extra points. If you haven't played it before, think "Burnout" meets GTA taxi missions with a cartoonier late '90s/early 2000s Sega feel to the art direction.
Now that XBL has this incoming with "Rez HD" and "Ikaruga" already there, I don't think anyone should be able to question their commitment to Dreamcast experience preservation.
Are you looking forward to the return of "Crazy Taxi"? What other Dreamcast orphans are still hanging around out there that you'd like to see brought back? Share your suggestions with us in the comment section below.