SEGA Announces Sega Ages for Nintendo Switch

Sega Ages Bringing Classics To Switch Beginning In Summer 2018

So as soon as we hear any more news regarding either this partnership or those upcoming titles, we will let you guys know.

This year was different, however, and there was something for everyone.

What we do know is that Sega has a history of reworking its classic games and re-releasing them, so looking at the collections they've put out over the years will likely give us a good indication of what we should expect.

Following the announcement of the Mega Drive Mini earlier this morning, AtGames Flashback Zone confirmed on Twitter that the palmtop version of the console is based on an improved version of its technology.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of - and we don't want to be too hyperbolic about this but - one of the greatest video game consoles ever created, the team at Sega are giving the Mega Drive new life in teeny-tiny miniature form. Both games will feature Japanese AND English voiceovers as well as options for modern vs. classic controls and a fully scalable screen resolution.

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These include company mascot platformer Sonic the Hedgehog, Thunder Force 4, Phantasy Star and more to be announced.

In total, there will be 15 Sega Ages games released on the Switch, three of which have been announced above.

Sega Ages is not a new series.

Third, SEGA announced SEGA Ages for the Nintendo Switch and be available via the Nintendo eShop. So far, the only entry to have made it to the West was the fifth entry, Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love in 2010 for the PS2 and Wii.

Well played, SEGA, well played.

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