The late 1990s and early 2000s were a golden era for JRPGs, with many iconic titles released during that time. However, one game that often goes underappreciated is Skies of Arcadia, which was originally released for the ill-fated SEGA Dreamcast in 2000. Thankfully, rumors of a remaster are now circulating, offering hope that this hidden gem may finally get the recognition it deserves.
According to industry insider Shpeshal_Nick, a Skies of Arcadia remaster is in development, with the possibility of comprehensive improvements similar to the recently-released Metroid Prime remaster. While Nick refrained from sharing any screenshots or specific details, the news alone is enough to excite fans of the original game.
For those unfamiliar with Skies of Arcadia, it was a SEGA-published title that received critical acclaim upon its initial release. However, due to the Dreamcast’s commercial failure, the game was later released as a director’s cut for the GameCube in 2003, and plans for a PC port were unfortunately cancelled.
With Skies of Arcadia being a unique and exploration-focused JRPG, it’s unfortunate that it has remained stuck on outdated hardware for so long. Therefore, the possibility of a remaster coming to modern systems is an exciting prospect. While we wait for an official announcement, fans can hold onto hope that this beloved classic will soon receive the revival it deserves.