... or so the Germans would have us believe
. According to an article posted on German gaming magazine N-Zone's website, UGA's swingin' music adventure, Space Channel 5,
is returning. The article states that the new Wii game will be a remake of the 1999 Dreamcast original.
One detail leads us to believe that the remade version is going to include some new content: the article mentions that Sega has licensed Michael Jackson
's music for the new game. While Space Michael appeared in both Space Channel 5
games, his music did not.
Could Space Michael have a more prominent role in the new game? ... Is that a good idea?
Troublingly, unless he was being cryptic, recent comments
from Space Channel 5
creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi make it sound like he isn't involved with any Space Channel 5
projects. We hope Sega does the smart thing and hires the currently independent producer to oversee this new game. If it exists.