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Nintendo’s Neighbors Are Coming Over to Play

2018 is proving to be a red letter year for OG gaming types. Nintendo announced today that their former rivals, Sega, will be releasing their Sega Genesis Classics onto the Nintendo Switch in the near future. As of today, the collection title is available for pre-order in the Nintendo Switch Store, but the actual release date of the title is still unknown.

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Of course Altered Beast is going to be there! Courtesy of JoyKill

Earlier this year, Sega launched Sega Genesis Classics on the PS4 and Xbox One consoles. This title was well received, and that prompted Sega to release the collection onto the Nintendo Switch as well. This comes long after the Sega Ages collection was released during the last decade for the ill-fated Sega Saturn and PlayStation 2 consoles.

Sega Has What Nintendo Lacks

The company confirmed that the Sega Genesis Classics collection will include 50 of everyone’s all-time favorite Sega Genesis games in one title. These are the games that will be included in Sega Genesis Classics:

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Soldier
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Bio-Hazard Battle
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Columns III: Revenge of Columns
  • Comix Zone
  • Crack Down
  • Decap Attack
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • ESWAT: City Under Siege
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Galaxy Force II
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe II
  • Golden Axe III
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Landstalker
  • Light Crusader
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
  • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium
  • Ristar
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Shining Force
  • Shining Force II
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sonic Spinball
  • 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
  • ToeJam& Earl
  • Vectorman
  • VectorMan 2
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World

A Welcome Addition

Sega games being played on a wildly popular Nintendo system seems like poetic justice. Just over two decades ago, Sega was duking it out with Nintendo for console supremacy. Now, they are joining up to deliver the titles that fought in that very war. These games will surely be a welcome addition to the Switch’s growing line-up. Are you looking forward to playing some Sega Genesis Classics?