Sega’s Star Wars Arcade Could Come to Nintendo Switch

The Sega Ages line just keeps getting more and more fascinating…

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 11/03/2018 21:30 1 Comment     ShareThis

Arcades, once upon a time, were a major place of congregation for gamers of all stripes. Sega has a long and storied history as an arcade game developer and one very beloved title the studio was responsible for was Star Wars Arcade. Released in 1993, Star Wars Arcade ran on Sega’s Model 1 arcade hardware and really pushed 3D gaming when it was released. It was a highly entertaining recreation of the aerial battles between X-Wings and TIE Fighters that Star Wars is famous for, but it’s only ever been ported to a home console on Sega’s failed 32X expansion for Sega Genesis. Note that I didn’t say it was ported well.

In any event, developer M2 and Sega are toying with the idea of reviving Star Wars Arcade as part of the Sega Ages line. M2 (who Nintendo fans might remember for their previous work on the Sega 3D Classics line for 3DS) is a master at recreating and freshening up classic video games for modern consoles and recently got to know the Model 1 arcade board inside and out when they were working on bringing Virtua Racing to the Sega Ages line. Apparently, the intimate knowledge that M2 gained during this development process resulted in confidence that they could easily port Star Wars Arcade to Switch.

Sadly, Star Wars Arcade could possibly be a licensing problem away from never coming to Switch, but the possibility is tantalizing, to say the least. With rumblings of Jet Set Radio also possibly coming to Sega Ages, it’s clear that Sega is embracing its delightful back catalogue of games. Would you like to see Star Wars Arcade on Switch? What about other Sega oldies? Share your gaming fantasies with us in the comments or on social media!

Source: Nintendo Life

One Response to “Sega’s Star Wars Arcade Could Come to Nintendo Switch”

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    penduin says...

    I greatly enjoy these early 3D games in general, and Star Wars Arcade in particular would make an absolutely amazing Switch game. It’s fun and well-made to begin with, and M2 does amazing work.

    Beyond the technology, it’s nostalgic in terms of Star Wars games — no soulless Legos or nickel-and-diming, just empire-blasting fun.

    Here’s hoping the licensing can be worked out; I’ll never understand how that so often tanks these projects. Disney, would you like to make some money by doing nothing, or to make no money by doing nothing?

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