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SEGA files trademarks for old Genesis and Saturn games

Could this mean possible remasters are on the way?

Gematsu announced on Twitter yesterday that SEGA recently filed trademarks in Japan for two Mega Drive (Genesis) games and one Saturn game.

The Mega Drive games SEGA filed for trademark include Ranger X and Crusader of Centy. The Saturn game filed is Linkle Liver Story. Speculation as to why SEGA filed these trademarks is already spreading. Some users on Twitter commented on the post stating their hopes that these games will be receiving remasters.

As of now, the rumors of a remaster are purely speculative. There are no confirmations of the reasoning behind SEGA’s decision to file trademarks for these games at this time. With that being said, the idea for SEGA to remaster these more obscure titles is certainly a fun concept to think about. For those of you who don’t know about these games, I’ll provide you with a brief rundown.

Ranger X

Ranger X

Ranger X is a run-and-gun game developed by Gau Entertainment and released for the SEGA Mega Drive in 1993. The player controls a robot named EX-CP and has to shoot at targets while destroying a variety of enemies. In addition to being able to freely walk back and forth, EX-CP also can hover up and fly. The player has two guns that can be used. There’s a normal gun with infinite ammo and a special gun that shoots fireballs. The fireball gun has limited ammo.

This game also takes full advantage of the Mega Drive’s six-button controller. Throughout the game, a small vehicle follows the player around and will shoot a gun in the same direction as the players. Using the six-button controller allows the player to gain further control over the vehicle.

Crusader of Centy

Crusader of Centy

Crusader of Centy is an adventure game developed by Nextech and released for the SEGA Mega Drive in 1994. Many consider this title to be SEGA’s answer to The Legend of Zelda. In the game, the player meets a fortuneteller to the west of the village Soleil. The fortuneteller exchanges the player’s ability to talk to humans with that to talk to animals. Armed with a sword and a team of various animals, it is up to the player to rid the world of monsters.

Each animal you encounter can join your pack and has special abilities. The player can team with up to two animals at a time to combine their abilities. The animals player teams with can be chosen in the pause menu. In addition, the player uses a sword which can be either swung or thrown towards enemies.

Linkle Liver Story

Linkle Liver Story

Linkle Liver Story is an action-RPG game released only in Japan for the SEGA Saturn in 1996. The player takes on the role of a fox-girl named Cachoo. As Cachoo, the player must navigate through a number of stages and defeat various enemies and bosses. The player is aided by spherical pink creature known as Puchimuku. After an enemy is defeated, Puchimuku will collect orbs from the fallen foes that can be used in the game’s weapon-crafting system.

What next?

SEGA’s plans for these three titles (if there even are any) are uncertain. The prospect for these games to be remastered is still enticing for fans. However, this may very well simply be a legal exercise. If SEGA does announce plans for any of these games, you can be sure to find updates here at Mega Visions.

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Sam Fronsman

A writer with a love for video games, both new and old. A collector of games, CDs and DVDs. Can sometimes be found behind a camera or playing guitar. The X-Men games for SEGA Genesis will always hold great memories.
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