Sega and Square Enix to host arcade 1 event in February

2 of 2 The announcement comes as a surprise, given that Sega and its partner Square Enix are hosting the arcade 1 in the UK for the first time in 2019.

Square Enix, meanwhile, has held the arcade title for more than 20 years.

Square’s arcade titles are still playable on consoles, though.

Square will also host a similar event in March at its Tokyo office, with the aim of providing a “high quality, playable and engaging experience for players”.

It’s unclear whether Square Enix will bring the arcade titles back to North America, although it’s a clear possibility given its long history of supporting the industry in Japan. 

For now, though, the arcade games are playable on the Sega Dreamcast. 

“We’re happy to announce that Sega Dreamcasts will be available in February 2019 at various participating arcade locations across the United Kingdom,” said Sega. 

The Dreamcast will be supported by the Sega Amiga Arcade System emulator, with Sega’s own Dreamcast Games on the platform available for use. 

Sega’s other Dreamcast titles, including Sonic Riders, Sonic Adventure and Sonic Boom, are also playable on Dreamcast consoles. 

At least one Dreamcast title has been ported to other platforms: the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis classic Streets of Rage 2. 

Although the Dreamcast has been around for more time than any other hardware, Sega is taking a lot of its success for granted, and has a history of making great games.

The company is expected to continue that tradition with its upcoming consoles.

“The Sega DreamCast will continue to be a powerhouse in the DreamCast family, and we look forward to supporting Sega’s Dreamcast and Dreamcast family of systems with new and exciting titles in 2019,” Sega said in a statement. 

Source: TechCrunch