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Several new Sega trademarks were made public, including Super Monkey Ball, After Burner, and Outrun

Hey Sega, where’s Skies of Arcadia? It's been 20 years!

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Just a few days ago, we finally got confirmation the long-rumored-slash-leaked batch of new Sega games reviving classic IP was real. The “Power Surge” trailer that debuted during The 2023 Game Awards showed off new, modern iterations of Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Golden Axe, and Streets of Rage. But it looks like these aren’t the only properties Sega is playing with.

Check out the trailer here in case you missed it! These remakes run a fascinating gamut of visual and game style, from fully-realized 3D gameplay to a more nostalgic, but modern 2D take as well. Just watch it for yourself, jeez:

After The Game Awards, a few trademark filings made by Sega on December 6 were made public. These ones actually included games we didn’t see during the trailer, such as Kid Chameleon and Altered Beast.

Today, several more trademark filings made their appearances. The list now includes all the IP we already saw announced, plus several more.

Here’s the full list of trademarks as of December 14, 2023, as spotted by Gematsu on Twitter. Or X. Whatever:

  • Altered Beast

  • Eternal Champions

  • Jet Set Radio

  • Kid Chameleon

  • Alex Kidd

  • After Burner

  • Crazy Taxi

  • House of the Dead

  • Outrun

  • Shinobi

  • Streets of Rage

  • Super Monkey Ball

These aren’t all fully dormant series from the classic Sega library. Super Monkey Ball, Alex Kidd, and Streets of Rage have all had recent, new entries. A House of the Dead remake was also recently launched for better or worse. That said, having these among the list of brand-new games under this “Power Surge” banner is probably worth paying attention to.

Sega has long battled with effective ways to use its classic gaming IP, especially stuff that has lots of nostalgic cache from the Genesis days that aren’t Sonic the Hedgehog.

But the days of crappy emulation boxes at grocery stores are well past us at least, with quality compilations, such as the Sega Genesis Mini 2, made in part by the emulation wizards at M2 available. 

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