It has to be said, SEGA are one of the best companies at keeping their classic Genesis games alive on newer consoles. They may not make as many sequels to them as they should, but they at least do a good job of keeping them around. Case in point, SEGA are bringing a new collection of Genesis games to the PS4, Xbox One and PC, known as SEGA Genesis Classics. It is releasing on May 29.
The announcement was posted on Twitter a little too early, and SEGA deleted the tweet faster than you can say “gotta go fast.” However, thanks to Twitter user Sonic_Hedgeblog, the trailer has been reuploaded and is available to view.
The full list of playable Genesis games hasn’t been revealed yet, but there are a number of games that were included in the trailer. Here is a list of the games that we’ve seen so far:
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Streets of Rage
- Golden Axe
- Space Harrier
- Gunstar Heroes
- ToeJam & Earl
- The Revenge of Shinobi
- Altered Beast
A similar collection was released in 2009 for Xbox 360 and PS3: Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection. That collection was chock-full of Genesis games, and even included a few unlockable SEGA Master System and arcade games. A full list of games that were on Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection can be found here. Whether this new collection will be as robust as the one that the Xbox 360 and PS3 received remains to be seen.
Hopefully it won’t be too long until SEGA officially unveil the collection (for the second time). We’ll be sure to keep you updated when the list of games is announced.