Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Classics Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Published: March 14, 2018 10:22 PM /



Sega has announced that a collection of over 50 classic Sega Mega Drive/Genesis games is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Mega Drive/Genesis Collection will release both digitally and physically on May 29 2018.

The news comes alongside a nostalgia-filled trailer showing off some of the games you can expect from the new collection. It's not just a repackaging of old wares, however, with a press release stating that many are being updated with modern features. These new features include online multiplayer, achievements, mirror modes, rewind and save states.  It's worth noting that a collection was already recently released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Steam, so it is likely that the new collection will share the same roster of games, with a few added on. The current Steam version will be updated to parity with the new versions when they launch on May 29, meaning things like online multiplayer will be added.

In the trailer (which you can watch below) we see Alex Kidd, Golden Axe, Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Space Harrier, Gunstar Heroes, and The Revenge Of Shinobi. What the physical editions of the collection will include has been detailed though, with a double-sided Golden Axe and Streets of Rage being offered. Digital bonuses are said to be revealed at a later date. The full list of games is at the end of this article.

The Sega Mega Drive, branded as the Genesis in North America, was initially released in Japan in 1988. The console then came to North America in 1989  before finally arriving in other territories in 1990. It was the successor to the Sega Master System and boasted a 16-bit microprocessor and was mostly backward-compatible with the 8-bit Sega Master System via the Power Base Converter peripheral. The Sega Genesis received two upgrades during its life cycle in the form of the Sega CD, and the Sega 32X.

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle Alien Soldier Alien Storm Altered Beast Beyond Oasis Bio-Hazard Battle Bonanza Bros. Columns Columns III: Revenge of Columns Comix Zone Crack Down Decap Attack Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Dynamite Headdy ESWAT: City Under Siege Fatal Labyrinth Flicky Gain Ground Galaxy Force II Golden Axe Golden Axe II Golden Axe III Gunstar Heroes Kid Chameleon Landstalker Light Crusader Phantasy Star II Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium Ristar Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi Shining Force Shining Force II Shining in the Darkness Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Sonic 3D Blast Sonic Spinball Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Space Harrier II Streets of Rage Streets of Rage 2 Streets of Rage 3 Super Thunder Blade Sword of Vermilion The Revenge of Shinobi ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron ToeJam& Earl Vectorman VectorMan 2 Virtua Fighter 2 Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair Wonder Boy in Monster World

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