> Long story short - Sega opted for re-write using Chinese developers as opposed to use > emulators - why?? Because Sega wants to give work to China instead of Europeans..
Unfortunately, they didn't manage to reproduce the original gameplay. Is it due to mechanical differences then? :-/
Sega invested in a Chinese dev studio lately. They try to maximize their investment I guess. Maybe it's the same people who developed Golden Gun and that Sega Racing Classic was a test for them. Plus Chinese workers are cheaper than Europeans.
The good thing about Japanese manufacturers opening to the rest of Asia market wise is that more games are getting translated into English. For example, the English version of Initial D 6 was location tested at the same time in Tokyo (Japanese version) and Hong Kong (English version). Hopefully this will encourage import of such titles...