I just feel love this week with the Dreamcast announcements. Alongside the Jet Grind Radio this week, it’s also been let out the awkward pet-sim Seaman will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS. No release date has been announced, but I’m definitely making room for this in my collection.
I actually own the original Seaman for Dreamcast and can definitely say that it tops some nintendogs any day. It came packaged with a microphone adapter for the Dreamcast’s controller port that had a large fuzzy green mic poking out of it. Raising a man-fish from egg to… fish is by far one of the most interesting and memorable gaming experiences I’ve ever had. I remember late nights talking with my ‘fish’ discussing the meaning of life and telling jokes. Given the possibilities of what can be accomplished with voice technology today, I’m curious if new tech will be introduced to Seaman with more dialog options and newer possibilities. With the introduction of Siri on the iPhone 4S and new interest in voice technology, a little polish could go a long way in making this a ‘must have’ title for 3DS. I’ll certainly be excited either way. Stay tuned for any updates.
Seaman is a pet=simulator featuring voice-control (via the packed-in microphone attachment) that allows you to have a conversation with your pet. Released on August 8, 2000, Seaman was praised by the press for it’s originality and usage of voice-control, however doomed for failure in the US for it’s… awkwardness. Recently announced for rerelease on the Nintendo 3DS with no set release date.