Published On: Wed, Mar 14th, 2018

Sega Genesis Collection for PC, PS4 and Xbox One Announced

Nostalgia strikes (again).

Continuing on a wave of nostalgia over the past year or two, Sega has announced that a collected edition of classics from its Genesis/Mega Drive era will be coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on May 29.

The Sega Genesis Classics (or Sega Mega Drive Collection in the UK) was initially announced via Twitter before the tweet was deleted; a trailer has since been revealed thanks to the beautifully-named “Sonic the Hedgeblog.” SEGA has since officially announced the collection, promising 50 games upgraded with modern features, including online multiplayer, achievements, mirror modes, rewind and save states.

Altered Beast, Alien Storm, Shining Force, and Sonic 3D Blast are some of the games mentioned in the SEGA Classics announcement. Those who preorder the physical edition will get a double-sided Golden Axe/Streets of Rage poster.

Sega previously released a similar collection for PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2009 (as well as an even earlier PSP/PS2 version in 2006), which contained 48 classics including Golden Axe, Ecco the Dolphin and most of the Genesis/Mega Drive era Sonic the Hedgehog games. Although there has been no official word from Sega as of yet, judging by the characters featured in the trailer above we can expect a similar mix when this latest collection arrives.

This isn’t the first attempt to tickle Sega fans’ nostalgia; last September saw the release of the Genesis Flashback, a modern recreation of the Genesis system featuring 85 built-in games and compatibility with most Genesis cartridges. Check out our thoughts on that console here.

The Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Collection arrives on Steam, PS4 and Xbox One May 29.

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Sega Genesis Collection for PC, PS4 and Xbox One Announced