“Puttn’ the band back together,” Reads a Tweet
Sega may not have much faith to keep Bayonetta in-house, but if remarks from Ecco the Dolphin creator Ed Annunziata on Twitter are to be believed, they’re willing to take a chance on another classic franchise.
“Ecco fans, I need you to follow & tweethank @scottfoe, he convinced SEGA to meet with me now chances of a new Ecco the Dolphin x100!” Annunziata wrote in a Tweet on Wednesday.
Annunziata followed up the remarks with, among other things, a rough sketch of the dolphin on a whiteboard, and word Sunday that Spencer Nilsen, who composed the Sega CD soundtrack for the Ecco series as well as Sonic CD, has agreed in principle to be a part of any revival:
For those unaware, Ecco the Dolphin was originally released on the Genesis in 1992, coming to North America in 1993. The dolphin traveled through time, battling enemies and solving puzzles to save his podmates. The original spawned a series of sorts, including The Tides of Time sequel, Ecco Jr., and a reboot on Dreamcast that was to see a series but never did, as that dream died with the DC. The original Ecco, while only published by Sega, was re-released by Sega to several current platforms of late, including iOS, Steam, and the Wii Virtual Console.
We are likely months away from knowing anything more about these developments, and given the current state Sega is in, advising against holding one’s breath may be an understatement. Still, we will keep you informed of anything significant. Thanks to Sonic Paradise‘s Ash the Dragon for tipping us on Twitter.