For the purists, be aware that the licensed music and products will not be present in this version. That means no Pizza Hut, and a complete lack of The Offspring and Bad Religion. That may actually be a blessing, depending on how many times you played Crazy Taxi back in the day.
SEGA Dreamcast and Arcade Classic Coming to Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation® Network
LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (13th October 2010) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. andSEGA® of America, Inc. announced today that the HD remake of Crazy Taxi ™ will be available for download worldwide this November. This re-mastered classic will arrive on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on 24th November and on the PlayStation® Network on 23rd November (for America) and 24th November (for Europe and Australia) . Players will be able to hurtle off parking garage roofs and barrel through traffic-packed streets for a low fare of 800 Microsoft points or $9.99/ / £6.29/ €7.99/ AU$ 12.95.
"Crazy Taxi is the second installment in our Dreamcast revival, and we hope this release will prove every bit as nostalgic to fans as Sonic Adventure did last month!" said Haruki Satomi, VP of Digital Business at SEGA.
New features in this remake include high-definition 720p graphics presented in a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, leaderboards and trophy awards, and two game types to experience – Arcade Mode and Original Mode. Classic features making a comeback include sixteen minigames that hone taxi-driving skills, huge San Francisco-style hills for plenty of hang time, and occasional deep-sea exploration opportunities.