Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Up, down, up, down, chu, chu, chu!

According to the crew at, PS3 and Xbox 360 owners can expect a "re-mastered" version of Sega's Space Channel 5 Part 2 to show up on PSN and XBLA sometime new year.

Why isn't the company starting with Ulala's first face-off with the Morolians? Well, unlike the ones that were featured in its fully polygonal sequel, the backgrounds in the original Space Channel 5 were made up of (poorly compressed) pre-rendered videos--which would have to be re-rendered if the game is to be properly displayed in 720p.

That said, Space Channel 5 Part 2 (watch the game's first "battle" here) is considered by many fans to be the better of the two Tetsuya Mizuguchi-developed games, so maybe it's best that the folks at Sega are concentrating on the sequel at the moment.

Buy: Space Channel 5 (Special Edition)


Viewtiful_Justin said...

I've never actually seen footage of this game before, to be completely honest. I think maybe I missed a real gem. It looks quirky and cool and right up my alley.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, it's definitely a gem, Justin. The music -- esp. in the first one -- is *great*, plus they're just fun :) BTW, the game I linked to at the bottom of this post -- Space Channel 5 Special Edition -- is for the PS2 and can be purchased for very little $$ at this point.

Viewtiful_Justin said...


Bryan Ochalla said...

Yes! :)