Ecco the Dolphin’s creator, SEGA sort out rights issue outside of court


According to the publisher, Ecco the Dolphin series creator Ed Annunziata and SEGA have made nice and settled pending litigation surrounding the IP.

According to the publisher, Annunziata and SEGA have “amicably resolved the pending litigation… in the San Francisco Superior Court” late last week.

Back in 2013, Annunziata tried to launch a Kickstarter for Big Blue, a spirital successor to Ecco. A small portion of the required $665,000 USD was raised. Annunziata then went to court to try to retrieve the rights to Ecco, leading to the recent events.

It’s unclear what this means for the franchise itself, but we’ll keep you posted. It’s hoped this out-of-court settlement mean that both parties are open to working together to stage a revival of some sort.

Ecco the Dolphin last appeared in 2000, though a port of the original title was released in 2013 on the 3DS.