“SEGA Genesis Classics” Coming To Playstation 4 And Xbox One

SEGA Genesis Classics

Retro-gaming” continues to be popular especially after some interesting news that came out of SEGA Europe Ltd.today. The opening line of their press release is just too good not to re-use here. How many SEGA Genesis Classics game references can you find below?

SEGA® Europe Ltd. has an Altered Beast™ of an announcement certain to create an Alien Storm™ amongst the Shining Force™ of retro SEGA fans out there, as SEGA® Genesis Classics™ is set to release both digitally and physically for PlayStation® 4 and Xbox® One on May 29, 2018. Don’t Panic on Funkotron though, PC collection on Steam also receiving an update!

This collection contains a whopping 50+ of retro classics covering several genres including; arcade action, shooters, beat’m ups, puzzlers, old favorites and hidden gems. The release of these classics is also packed with a raft of modern features. These new features include; online multiplayer, achievements, mirror modes, rewind and save states meaning players old and new should find revisiting these great games an absolute Sonic 3D Blast. Visit the product page for more details, www.megadriveclassics.com.

The physical edition, hopefully easier to get than a SNES Classic Mini,  will be available to pre-order from US and EMEA retailers very soon. It comes complete with a double sided Golden Axe™ and Streets of Rage™ poster, identical to the ones you will see in the game’s 90s inspired retro gamer’s bedroom, the hub through which players can access the entire collection. Details of digital pre-order will be available very soon.

As if that wasn’t enough to see retro fans through to The End of the Millennium, players of the SEGA Genesis Classics on Steam will also be treated to The Treasures of King Nole in the form of a huge free update to the feature set, bringing it in sync with the console launch when it releases on May 29, 2018.

Games List

Thanks to Community Manager “ibhatti” at Playstation Europe we also have a full list of the included games as well (Note: also visit the Playstation Europe blog if you’re interested in some of the updates to the emulation feature set on Playstation):

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Soldier
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Bio-Hazard Battle
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Columns III: Revenge of Columns
  • Comix Zone
  • Crack Down
  • Decap Attack
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • ESWAT: City Under Siege
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Galaxy Force II
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe II
  • Golden Axe III
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Landstalker
  • Light Crusader
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
  • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium
  • Ristar
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Shining Force
  • Shining Force II
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Space Harrier II
  • Streets of Rage
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Super Thunder Blade
  • Sword of Vermilion
  • The Revenge of Shinobi
  • ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
  • ToeJam& Earl
  • Vectorman
  • VectorMan 2
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World

To Gain Ground™ on all the latest information about SEGA and the SEGA Genesis Classics visit www.sega.co.uk. You can also follow SEGA on Twitter and Facebook.

Go now, be the Light Crusader™ you always dreamed you could be…

Before you depart, check out the cool announcement trailer here:

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Scott is a comic book, music and gaming nerd since the late 70s. Gaming all began on the Colecovision and Atari 2600. He buys and reads new comics every Wednesday from his LCBS and helps run an online Heavy Metal radio station.

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