The recent western release of Sega 3D Classics Collection is a reminder not only of how amazing some retro titles are, but also of the incredible talent of Japanese studio M2, which worked alongside Sega's Yosuke Okunari to port and enhance some of its most famous arcade and domestic games on the 3DS.

M2 has also worked with companies like Nintendo and Konami in the past, and in an interview with Gamasutra, Okunari explained that the two firms had approached other companies with the aim of resurrecting their past classics, too:

During the Wii Virtual Console days, we worked with other developers and were able to port games that were on Megadrive and other Sega systems. Those were all made on our side. However, negotiations with some publishers, like Capcom and Bandai-Namco, didn't go through. We did consider negotiating again when the 3DS came along, but business-wise, nothing really came together.

Given M2 and Sega's amazing work on the 3DS, it's tantalising to think of what they could have achieved with Capcom and Namco's properties. A 3D-enhanced Strider or Ghouls 'n Ghosts would have been amazing, but it sadly wasn't to be.