The Streets of Rage Remake fan project we told you about last week has been shut down by Sega's legal department. According to the game's official forums, "While this issue is being resolved, please do not upload the game for others to download. Any links posted on this site will be removed. Thank you.." Of course, the cat is already out of the bag - so the proposed "damage" is already done for SEGA.
Joystiq.com shed a little light on the worst kept secret in the gaming industry today. Halo: Combat Evolved, the "killer app" for the original Xbox, is getting a remake. Sources confirmed to Joystiq.com, "...the re-release is not Bungie's 2001 Xbox game simply running at a higher resolution -- it's being remade with new art assets." It appears Halo is getting more than just a high-def polishing:
The original Splinter Cell trilogy is getting re-packaged on Blu-Ray and shipped this March, along with a similar offering for the last-gen Prince of Persia trilogy (starting with Sands of Time). Included in the Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy will be Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, the first in the series to feature co-op.
It's been a while since we've reminisced about the start of the Halo franchise, Halo: Combat Evolved - we are just too caught up in all of the excitement the series has brought on in the time since that fateful launch of the Master Chief, Cortana, and the Covenant - Oh, and the flood. It looks like the remake rumor mill has started to buzz around the head of Halo, and Microsoft isn't denying or confirming that just yet.