Back from the dead is SEGA's classic Genesis game, Altered Beast. Though it hasn't been approved by SCEA yet, and all they had showing on the floor was video footage of the game, it is hard to believe that this reincarnation of a classic won't see the light of day. The graphics, both CG and in game, are stunning, and the gameplay looks to include everything that made you love the first game.
As the story line goes, you are a military operative, sent in to investigate a genetic outbreak in a small West Coast town. There wouldn't be much of a game if nothing catastrophic happened, so you end up fighting for your survival. Along the way you discover your unique ability to manipulate your genes, enabling yourself to transform, or alter as it were, into different beasts. More than 8 creatures are available to morph into, including a werewolf, dragon, and a minotaur to name a few.
Hopefully the people at Sony will realize the potential this 3D rendition of a popular 16-bit game has. The title alone has enough marketing power to make it sell, as fans of the old game will flock to the shelves upon its release. If it does get the go ahead, expect to see it around 2004. We'll keep you posted on the state of this game as situations arise.