SEGA AGES Shinobi and Fantasy Zone Arrive January 2020

Published: January 9, 2020 12:05 PM /



The next pair of games added to the SEGA AGES lineup have been announced in a press release: SEGA AGES Shinobi and SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone will be heading to the Nintendo Switch in just a few weeks.

If you're unfamiliar with SEGA AGES, it's essentially SEGA's effort to port their classic titles to more modern systems. Many games under this banner have made their way to the Nintendo Switch, and now another two are well on the way.

First up is SEGA AGES Shinobi, a classic (and sometimes brutally-difficult) side-scrolling platform where you play as a ninja. Joe Musashi has been charged with rescuing the children of the Oboro clan who have been kidnapped by the vile criminal organization ZEED. You'll use your sword, shurikens, kunai, and magic to defeat all kinds of bad guys.

This isn't, however, a straight port of the game — new content is also being added. The AGES mode will give you a character in a white uniform with extra health and damage along with a melee buton that lets you take out enemies in close-quarters.

SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone

SEGA AGES Shinobi Joined By SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone

Also joining the collection of revamped games is SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone, a colorful SHMUP. The warrior Opa-Opa is out for revenge while trying to save the world of Fantasy Zone — kill enemies, collect coins, and buy power-ups in this thrilling arcade throwback!

If these games seem like your kind of jam, you'll be able to pick up the SEGA AGES versions of both Shinobi and Fantasy Zone on January 23, 2020, on the Nintendo Switch eShop at the price of $7.99 or your regional equiivalent. You can find out about more SEGA AGES titles at

What do you think of SEGA AGES Shinobi and Fantasy Zone? Which game would you like to see added to the SEGA AGES collection next? Let us know in the comments below!

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