Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

SEGA AGES Brings Retro Classics To Nintendo Switch

SEGA AGES Brings Retro Classics To Nintendo Switch

Sega has fulfilled the dreams of nostalgic gamers across the globe in its grand unveiling of the Sega Mega Drive Mini at this year's Sega festival.

Announced at Sega Fes 2018, the Sega Ages lineup is now set to include over 15 titles from the Master System and Genesis libraries. We've seen several major news drops this evening from that, including Shenmue I and II getting a release bundle on modern consoles. Releasing under the Sega Ages label, classics such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, Thunder Force 4, and more will be making their way to the Switch.

Sega released the original Mega Drive in Japan on 29 October 1988, and in North America the following August - where it was christened the "Genesis" of course - ultimately selling more than 30 million units across the world.

As promising as that sounds, the source interview linked appears to suggest that Sega is simply interested in distributing the AtGames Mega Drive Flashback which, per the review not great.

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Sega Ages is not a new series. However, the Switch was seemingly absent from this announcement. The Switch versions will be developed by M2, who also programmed the Sega 3D Classics for 3DS.

SEGA Fes 2018 is a SEGA hosted event going on from April 14 to April 15 that pretty much showcases everything SEGA.

For those unfamiliar, AtGames is a company known for manufacturing a range of "flashback" consoles, including the Genesis.

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