Will it stick this time?
(Update: Kenji Hiruta finds the overwhelming support for Skies of Arcadia "impressive", and vows to "organize all (the) comments and submit them directly to Sega". Who knows if something will happen here, but it's something!)
At one point, Skies of Arcadia was my favorite game of all time. It lives on in my memory forever, despite being mostly based on the Dreamcast and GameCube, but talk of a revival or re-release pops up every once in a while and I'm still here for that.
Dating back to 2022, Sega has included Arcadia characters and environments in various games, from Senjou no Valkyria to a full course in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. In 2022, Sega rebranded the series, but nothing materialized. Last year, producer Rieko Kodama commented on how much she loved the game, and how it was a "childhood dream come true".
There's clearly a lot of love for Skies of Arcadia both within Sega and the game's fandom in general, but nothing has happened yet. Adding fuel to the fire, developer Kenji Hiruta, who proudly worked on the game, said he "strongly" wants to develop a sequel this week. He's even running a contest involving Itsuki Hoshi (the game's original illustrator), where if you retweet him here, he'll send a signed photo to a fan.
Hiruta thinks it will have a sequel on Sega's radar "if the movement grows." While many people have tried over the past decade and changed, it couldn't hurt to try again.
Kenji Hiruta (Twitter)
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