Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
IT&Software | By Alfonso Woods

Sega AGES Is Officially Coming to Nintendo Switch In The West

Sega AGES Is Officially Coming to Nintendo Switch In The West

Fresh on the heels of its Shenmue I & II announcement over the weekend, Sega's confirmed it will be digging even further into its back catalogue with the release of Sega Ages for the Nintendo Switch this summer. The ports are being handled by M2, the Japanese developer known for the SEGA 3D Classics series on the Nintendo 3DS.

The first Sega Ages games will be released this summer in Japan.

Some additional details about some of the games to be featured in SEGA AGES were revealed at SEGA Fes 2018 in a panel after the announcement. 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. Meanwhile, Sonic the Hegdehog, Gain Ground, and Thunder Force IV are SEGA Genesis titles; Sonic the Hedgehog and Gain Ground came out in 1991, while Thunder Force IV hit store shelves in 1992. Thunder Force IV will see the Styx Mode from the SEGA Saturn edition return, and online leaderboards will also be supported. This is certainly a welcome addition to the Switch's lineup and should help tide fans over while we wait for Nintendo to re-release their own classics on the system.

Will you be picking up Sega AGES when it arrives on Switch? Alex Kidd in Miracle World and Phantasy Star initially released on the SEGA Master System in 1986 and 1987, respectively.

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