Tetsuya Mizuguchi and Other Japanese Developers Remember the Sega Dreamcast

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Sega Dreamcast

In 1999 the SEGA Dreamcast arrived in Europe and North America after being launched with moderate success in Japan in November 1998. To pay tribute to this historic console, the Archipel YouTube channel has published a documentary (divided into two parts) that collects interviews and testimonials from eight Japanese developers.

From Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Rez) to Yoot Saito (Seaman), passing by Hiroshi Iuchi (Ikaruga), Kenji Kanno (Crazy Taxi), Masayoshi Kikuchi (Jet Set Radio), Rieko Kodama (Eternal Arcadia), Tetsu Okano (Segagaga) and Hiroaki Yotoriyama (SoulCalibur): memories, sensations and opinions of the most important Japanese creatives of the time, which contributed greatly to shaping the identity of the Dreamcast thanks to their (in some cases, visionary) productions.

Left in production until 2001 (the year that marks the withdrawal of SEGA from the hardware market), the Dreamcast sold ten million pieces in three years, becoming a cult console still in the hearts of many enthusiasts. This is thanks to a catalog full of real gems like Shenmue, Sonic Adventure, Jet Set Radio, Soulcalibur, Power Stone, Resident Evil Code Veronica, Phantasy Star Online, Ikaruga, Virtua Tennis, F355 Challenge and many other high-end games.

And you, what memories do you have of SEGA Dreamcast? The comment space below is at your disposal!