Dreamcast Riding High At Gamescom 2017

The annual Gamescom trade fair in Cologne, Germany is always a hit with developers and publishers of the latest and greatest new games and hardware. All the big guns have been in attendance at the 2017 show, with major players like Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft showing their wares, and the public have been lapping it up. But what's all this got to do with the humble Dreamcast? Well, believe it or not, the Dreamcast has been exceptionally well represented at Gamescom this year, with a glut of upcoming games on display for Sega's old warhorse.
Intrepid Izzy from Senile Team, Retroguru's Hermes, Xenocider from Retro Sumus, the recent releases from JoshProd, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, and Alice Dreams Tournament have all been on display and fully playable. This is due in part to the sizeable displays laid on by Retro Spiel and German retro gaming magazine RETURN. It's pretty awesome to see the Dreamcast represented at such a prestigious event, even more so with all these new titles on display. Below you'll find an assortment of photos from Gamescom 2017 showing that the Dreamcast is far from dead - it's very much alive and kicking!

All of these images are taken from both RETURN and Retro Speil on Facebook, so naturally all image rights belong to them. What do you think about the Dreamcast's showing at Gamescom? Leave us a comment or get involved in the discussion at our Facebook group. Feel free to drop us a like on the main Facebook page here too, or follow us on Twitter.

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6 comments:

hoogafanter said...

Still seems weird to me to call Dreamcast "retro"... But I guess to the younger generations it really is way before their time...

Tom Charnock said...

I heard someone call the OG Xbox retro the other day. I almost coughed up a lung. And a spleen. And a wellington boot.

Hasami Age said...

It costs a little to call it that, you feel like an old man. XD

Florian Wallin said...

I think its awsome , hopefully more people (from the younger generations as well) will notice that the Dreamcast actually is a great piece of hardware (it looks nice as well :D ). Its a long shot here but that might help the Dreamcast community as well in the future (ppl who might find out the dreamcast and actually buy one might also be backers in kickstarter projects etc)

Robert Wyatt said...

This is awesome news! We had Sturmwind and Escape 2042 on display last week at a convention here in the US and both displays stayed packed for the entire event. What amazed us was the majority of the people were under 20. As Florian stated above, hopefully these younger gamers will be inspired to go pick up a Dreamcast for themselves!

Gruszka 777 said...

When you look at dreamcast and compare to xone and ps4 it looks futuristic:)console looks boring these days dreamcast looks like new and fresh competitor waiting for launch day:)