The Saturn is frankly a much less popular system in the English speaking world, so it makes sense to cover the DC first. DC had a great year where everyone was wondering if Sega was back. Turns out they were not back. Saturn was a few years of misery for the fans in NA and Europe and then nothing for a few more.
The books are really elegantly designed and the writing is often separated from the "gallery" sections. You can look at examples of already published work on their website. That said, while the Britsoft, Bitmap and Sensible books are lit first and foremost, the Genesis book is largely an art book with some solid interviews (the Madden stuff is some of the most interesting games history I've read), so I'd expect similar here.
And you guys are crazy with the cover stuff. Looks great alongside the Genesis/MD book.
I'd love to have that PSO edition too, but that shit is too rich for my blood. I'm gonna have to be content with the book, but if they add a Skies of Arcadia variant then I'm screwed. I'd have to put the money down in that case.
Just had an email detailing a Tetsuya Mizuguchi signed edition being added tomorrow:
I'm happy to announce that tomorrow Thursday 21 September at 12:00 GMT we're releasing a new reward signed copies of Sega Dreamcast: Collected Works by Rez and Space Channel 5 creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi.
Given the overwhelming speed at which all of our Naoto Ohshima signed editions were snapped up, we'd recommend getting in quickly! The reward is limited to 50 copies only.
I'll see the Miz appreciators amongst you tomorrow at 12:00 GMT.
No confirmation, but this comment from the creator seems to indicate it's more than likely:
The Saturn wasn't skipped, I'm glad to say! We received so many requests for a Dreamcast title, we decided to tackle that next. Hopefully there will be more Collected Works in the future, including a Saturn title.
There's also this small bit of extra info on the slipcase editions, although not much in the way of detail:
The Shenmue special edition will be the same internally, but rebound in high quality materials and housed in our limited case. It will be a beautiful item a significant cut above a typical special edition item!
So will there be any way of getting this book after the kickstarter outside of buying it directly from Read-Only Memory? $57 is a bit expensive for me, but if it's the cheaper price compared to getting it from their store, I might give in & cancel my FE Warriors LE so I can get this instead. Still bummed I didn't know about this earlier to get the book for only £33, or $43ish.
The Saturn is frankly a much less popular system in the English speaking world, so it makes sense to cover the DC first. DC had a great year where everyone was wondering if Sega was back. Turns out they were not back.
Dear Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works backer,
I wanted to give you a heads up that the latest Read-Only Memory book will go live on Kickstarter tomorrow, Thursday 12 July at 10AM BST.
The publication is our third collaboration with SEGA, and will be authored by Guardian writer and bestselling novelist Keith Stuart. We'd love your help to make this new book a reality – it's like nothing we've created before and we're confident it will get pulses racing for any videogame connoisseur.
A number of discounted Early Bird rewards will be available at launch – we've noticed these get snapped up very quickly, so do make sure you're tuned in at 10AM BST if you'd like to pledge for one