Wow, I amaze myself sometimes. I really didn’t know I attained the ability to predict the future – as you may recall in my last post regarding the recently announced Sonic Adventure title for XBLA and PSN, I stated that this could indeed be the beginning of a new trend where we will see re-releases of classic Dreamcast games available for download.
Well, according to SEGA, it has just been announced that Crazy Taxi will be joining the roster, featuring HD quality visuals, online leaderboards, achievements and trophies. The very thought of it brings a tear to my eye.
For those who have yet to play this underrated gem of a game, think of it as a cross between Outrun and GTA and you’re pretty much there. For arcade purists only, the game sees you careering through the streets of a fictional interpretation of California in a taxi cab, with the intention of picking up and dropping off as many passengers as possible within the time limit. It’s relentless, but great fun to play and instantly accessible. The music is pretty damn sweet, too.
Both games will be released for XBLA and PSN only, a tough blow for Wii owners…such as myself. The dates should be officially announced at E3 next week.