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Nintendo reviving third-party classics for 3DS

Dreamcast virtual pet sim Seaman first on the list

Nintendo has kicked off a new initiative to revive classic games from third party publishers for the 3DS.

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According to a Nikkei report, via Andriasang, the platform holder will start with Sega's Dreamcast pet sim, Seaman, which launched in 1999, quickly becoming one of the platform's most popular titles. The title, which has players interact with bizarre human-faced fish, was later released in US in 2000, and given a re-release in 2001 on PS2.

The new initiative apparently comes as part of a drive by Nintendo to increase the number of quality titles on the portable, but the report offers no further details.

Nintendo has already done a decent job of bringing a number of its own classics to life on 3DS, including N64 games Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Starfox 64 (originally titled Lylat Wars on N64 in Europe).

[ SOURCE: Andriasang ]

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