Sega recently revealed plans to bring the SEGA AGES series to Nintendo Switch, and so far five classic games have been announced. The series launches this summer with games like the Master System versions of Phantasy Star and Alex Kidd in Miracle World, as well as the Genesis versions of Thunder Force IV and Sonic the Hedgehog and a port of the original arcade version of Gain Ground.
Sega will be revealing more info on the first batch of games as we approach the summer launch. In the meantime, here are a few screens previewing Thunder Force IV, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, and Gain Ground.
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SEGA AGES is a series of classic SEGA titles being released on the Nintendo Switch™. Developed by M2, the Japanese developer known for high-quality ports of classic games such as the popular SEGA 3D Classics series on the Nintendo 3DS™, SEGA AGES aims to bring prominent titles from SEGA's legacy catalog to fans around the world. From a selection of home console classics, to a multitude of perfectly-emulated arcade games, SEGA AGESgives fans the ability to build their own retro SEGA collection unlike any other.
SEGA AGES originally debuted as SEGA Ages Vol. 1 Shukudai ga Tant-R, a compilation of enhanced arcade ports of Puzzle & Action: Tant-R and Quiz Shukudai wo Wasuremashita, released on the Sega Saturn in 1996 in Japan. Over time, the SEGA Ages series grew to encompass enhanced ports of dozens of games across multiple systems. The series also made an appearance in the West with SEGA Ages: Volume 1, a collection of enhanced ports of Space Harrier, OutRun, and After Burner II, released in 1997 on the Sega Saturn. Now, SEGA AGES is being rebooted on the Nintendo Switch™, delivering the most faithful ports of Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, and arcade games for the current generation. As you would expect from the retro geniuses at M2, these games will stay true to their original forms while incorporating new features that bring a refreshing twist to these classic titles' gameplay.
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