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These Classic Sega Games Are Coming To Nintendo Switch

These Classic Sega Games Are Coming To Nintendo Switch

This could be huge news, as it would bring a number of long-lost classics to the Nintendo platform, with possibilities ranging from Fighters Megamix and Sega Rally Championship on the Saturn to Crazy Taxi 2 and Samba de Amigo from the Dreamcast line-up. During the event, Sega teased that it is planning to release more than 15 games under the Sega Ages banner.

Only Sonic the Hedgehog, Thunder Force IV and Phantasy Star were confirmed to start, but later in the day Alex Kidd and arcade title Gain Ground were confirmed as well. The new Switch Sega Ages games will be the work of retro masters M2 (who also handled the original Sega Saturn releases).

"SEGA AGES aims to bring prominent titles from SEGA's legacy catalog to fans around the world", an official message from the company reads.




Just a few hours ago, we reported on the news that Sega would be introducing a number of classic games from its library on the Nintendo Switch, under the brand name Sega Ages. We've seen developers take advantage of the Switch's popularity by raising the cost of some popular games that get ported to the console, but we imagine that these games will be available for a comparable price. Most of these compilations never left Japan, but many hardcore retro gaming enthusiasts and Sega fans still consider Sega Ages to be the gold standard when it comes to classic game re-releases.

The company did not say when we can expect the Sega Mega Drive Mini to be released, except that it will be some time this year. Meanwhile, Sonic the Hegdehog, Gain Ground, and Thunder Force IV are SEGA Genesis titles; Sonic the Hedgehog and Gain Ground came out in 1991, while Thunder Force IV hit store shelves in 1992.