Funny thing is, the remake without the SoR Maker tool it would still do as one hell of a PSN, Xbox Arcade or WiiWare game, all they would need to add was online co-op and versus. If Sega actually had some brains they'd hire the guys from bombergames and release this puppy, heck give them some funding or personel so they could do even more, like maybe new art-style for the sprites instead of relying on the old ones. That way not only they would be able to capitalize on the whole thing but also support a small team that's proven to be very good on reviving a franchise that Sega themselfes have abandoned.
Yeah, while the Yakuza and Valkyria Chronicles games are the only decent ones they've been making, the rest isn't going well at all. Sonic is still in a questionable state despite Sonic Colors being an okay game, they messed up Golden Axe with Beast Riders, completely reject the idea of porting the latest VF5 revision despite the fan-interest and that they've done good on the 360 with their online support, Phantasy Star never really went beyond PSU, the psp games feel like attempts to cash in on the monster hunter craze when they could easily remake or re-imagine the 4 original that got the series started, or even bring back some of the Saturn classics like Bug, Clockwork knight and others. There's just a shit-ton of lost oportunities for them.