A Ton Of Classic Sega Games Are Coming To The Switch

Sega is bringing a library of its classic games to Switch as individual downloads, including Sonic The Hedgehog, Phantasy Star and Alex Kidd.

The collection will be released worldwide beginning in winter, all under the banner of "Sega Ages". The games will be developed by M2, the developer of the Sega 3D Classics releases on the 3DS among many other retro remakes. The games will incorporate "new features," Sega said, but didn't specify them.

Sega has used the "Sega Ages" name for its classic game re-releases ever since the 1990s, on the Sega Saturn. The first bundles contained classic arcade games such as Space Harrier, Afterburner and OutRun. Another series known as Sega Ages 2500 released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan, including a complete collection of the Phantasy Star series.

This newest Sega Ages series for the Nintendo Switch, the first since 2012's Sega Ages Online, will have over 15 games, although not all of them have been announced yet. Other games that have been announced include Thunder Force 4, and the arcade version of Gain Ground .

Sega seems a bit throwback happy at moment, recently announcing the Mega Drive Mini and ports of Shenmue and Shenmue 2 for consoles and PC. It's also releasing a 50-game collection of Genesis classics for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (but not Switch). Sega is also porting Valkyria Chronicles to the Switch in Japan.

Hopefully, even more classic games will be revived for modern consoles. If I don't see a port of Skies of Arcadia soon I'm probably going to lose my mind.


Comments

    Alex Kidd. Fuck. I loved that game as a kid, RINSED IT.

      I remember having only the original Master System with Hang On and the snail maze game and being blown away by a mates Master System II with AK. I spent ages trying to find it on the shelves not knowing that it was inbuilt only - after one frustrated search I ended up grabbing Gain Ground, totally despondent when I randomly selected it - but after playing it, leaving a long-lasting love for the game.
      Man, that really was the heady, halcyon days of gaming. We're privileged to have been a part of it.

        Dude, Gain Ground was amazing, I used to hire it repeatedly from the local Video Ezy most weekends.
        I grabbed it and AK when they showed up on the Wii.

    So many ripping memories of the Master System - Captain Silver, Wonder Boy 1, 2 and 3, Golden Axe Warrior, Ghost House, Transbot, Gain Ground, Alex Kidd (all of them), Sonic...the list goes on...
    Damn good job Sega, damn good bloody good damn good job!

    So virtual console is all but dead? First the neogeo games, now sega. Hmmm..

    I like how the slightly older consoles (PS4 and XBOne) get a collection while the new and popular console gets each game individually. That way they can charge more per individual game than if they bundled them up.

    Not gonna lie. This makes me moist.

    Would not mind this myself but would prefer them in a bundle.

    I'll only buy Alex Kidd if it randomly auto-boots instead of any other game I'm trying to play, like it did on the Master System II when the cartridge wasn't in correctly :P

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