Sega Ages announced for the Nintendo Switch, Sonic, Phantasy Star and more

Gwen Vasquez
April 16, 2018

A Mega Drive equivalent to the Classic Mini SNES has been revealed in Japan, as Sega confirm Mega Drive eShop games for Switch.

Earlier today, SEGA promised to announce extremely important news at SEGA FES 2018 and delivered four impressive announcements out of which most of the announcements made were predictable. Gamers in the US who were lucky enough to have one of these back in the day will remember it as the Sega Genesis.

We'll update this story when we have more details. It also remains to be seen if it will be better than current emulators like the Sega Genesis Flashback of AtGames.

This tweet has since been deleted, which would suggest that AtGames jumped the gun somewhat. 15 games were announced to be coming to the service, with only Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, and Thunder Force IV being named specifically.

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"Reborn to reprint the Masterpiece game [SEGA AGES] (Sega Ages) start for Nintendo Switch", a rough translation of the Japanese tweet reads.

Sega released the original Mega Drive in Japan on October 29th, 1988, and in North America on August 14th, 1989, ultimately selling more than 30 million devices worldwide.

The fourth announcement is a brand new Sakura Taisen project that will be faithful to the DNA of the storied series. It will be the first Sakura Wars title in several years, with the last one being Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii in 2010.

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