Back in March it was leaked that several Sega Genesis games would be making their way to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 as part of the Sega Genesis Classics bundle, and many were sad at the suspicious lack of a Switch release. Now, however, Sega has announced a whole new collection of classic games being re-released for the hybrid console.
According to the report by Polygon, over 15 games from Sega’s library of classic games will be released on the Switch eShop in Japan. This new Switch edition will come with games from both the Sega Genesis and Master System consoles, which makes it a bit of an exclusive. The announcement came as part of the Sega Fes event in Japan. The company announced their intention to bring games like Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, and Thuder Force 2 to the Switch under the Sega Ages label.
There’s currently no news of a Western release for the classic games, but based on Sega’s recent move to port over the remastered versions of Shenmue I & II, its likely we will see the Switch edition launch outside of Japan as well.
Studio M2, the team behind several re-releases of classic SEGA games, is leading the initiative.
In other Sega news, the company also revealed the Sega Mega Drive Mini console yesterday, which will be released in Japan later this year.
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