Sega released its first pair of 3D Classics on the Nintendo 3DS last week, and though I haven’t yet grabbed them off the eShop myself, they seem to have launched to a fair amount of excitement. Thus far, 3D Super Hang-On and 3D Space Harrier have been made available, with the rest due out over the course of the month. That’s all well and good, but some folks’ classic gaming addiction needs far more than a mere month’s worth of 3D re-imaginings. Lucky for those gamers, some recent tweets have suggested that even more 3D Classics may eventually be on the way.
The info comes via James Booth, assistant producer at Sega’s Hardlight Studio, a group focused on mobile development. Clearly someone who appreciates the 3D Classics thus far, Booth tweeted the following to Yosuke Okunari, the man behind the 3D Classics effort.
@okunari Thanks Okunari-san for yours and M2’s hard work on these 3D classics! Really hope you are working on more, including Outrun 3D!!
— James Booth (@LinearLoveStory) November 30, 2013
What a guy! Okunari-san proceeded to reply with some bittersweet news.
@LinearLoveStory Thank you. We develop the 2nd series for Japan. If this overseas release succeeds, it may release these in the world.
— Yosuke Okunari /奥成洋輔 (@okunari) November 30, 2013
Essentially, there are more 3D Classics on the way, but their worldwide and stateside releases will depend on how the current batch performs. If you want the 2nd series to see the light of day, there’s only one thing left to do. Buy the current 3D Classics.
It’s great to see Sega putting effort into bringing back these old-school games in 3D, especially during a time when — as Siliconera points out — Nintendo has ceased to do the same. Fingers crossed the 2nd series will make it, but in the meantime, let’s just be thankful for what we have.