Sega may no longer be the console-making powerhouse it once was, but that doesn’t mean it can’t look back at its 90s glory days from time to time. We’ve seen compilations of Mega Drive games before, including a disc of old games for the PlayStation 3 and a portable version for the PSP. Now, though, Sega’s bringing some of the console’s biggest games to the current generation of consoles.
The Sega Genesis Collection if you’re over in the States – is due out in May, and its existence was made known over on Twitter, seemingly by accident. An announcement appeared on Sega’s official feed, but was then swiftly retracted – but not before on Sonic The Hedgeblog captured it for posterity.
A new tweet shows off the trailer – which, in turn, gives a clue of what Sega will put on the collection. To nobody’s surprise, the big hitters are all there: Sonic The Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Golden Axe and so forth.
What’s a bit more significant, though, is that we also get a glimpse of Treasure’s unassailable run-and-gun classic, Gunstar Heroes; this wasn’t included on the last Mega Drive collection from the old generation of consoles, which might suggest that we’re in for a bit of a different line-up all round this time.
Certainly, the old collection was remarkably light on shooting games, which was somewhat strange, given their dominance on the platform – we’d love to see the three Thunder Force titles gathered up in the new list, for example.
Here’s the full list of games:
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Columns III: Revenge of Columns
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
ESWAT: City Under Siege
Galaxy Force II
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Shining Force II
Shining in the Darkness
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Space Harrier II
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Super Thunder Blade
Sword of Vermilion
The Revenge of Shinobi
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
Virtua Fighter 2
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
Wonder Boy in Monster World
What’s also noteworthy is that, while the collection’s set for release on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One, Sega hasn’t mentioned the Nintendo Switch. An oversight, or is Sega really ignoring Nintendo’s versatile system?
The Sega Genesis Collection will be released on May 29.