Sega Ages Cult Classic Games, Including Shinobi, Coming to Switch
Six new titles for the Nintendo Switch exclusive Sega Ages collection have been revealed during the Sega FES 2019 livestream.
The Sega FES 2019 livestream and stage show revealed six more titles for the Sega Ages line of retro releases for the Nintendo Switch: Shinobi, Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Fantasy Zone, Puzzle & Action: Inchidant-R, Herzog Zwei, and G-LOC Air Battle.
For those of you out of the loop, Sega Ages is the (relatively) new initiative of publisher Sega to remaster and republish some of their older arcade and home console games on current gen consoles.
Let’s quickly recap the different projects that were announced:
- Shinobi is a side-scrolling hack-and-slash action game produced by Sega and released for arcades in 1987, followed by a Sega Master System release.
- Wonder Boy in Monster Land is an action role-playing platform video game developed by Westone Bit Entertainment and released by Sega for arcade in 1987 and for the Sega Master System in 1988.
- Fantasy Zone is a 1985 arcade game by Sega, released internationally in 1986, and the first game in the Fantasy Zone series. It was later ported to several consoles, including the Sega Master System.
- Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R is a puzzle video game developed and released by Sega in 1994 for the Sega System C. It is the sequel to Puzzle & Action: Tant-R and is the second of the three games in the series.
- Herzog Zwei is a real-time strategy video game developed by Technosoft and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis. It is the sequel to Herzog, which was available on the Japanese MSX and PC-8801 personal computers.
- G-LOC Air Battle is a 1990 air combat arcade game by Sega, later released for Mega Drive in 1993. The title is an acronym representing “G-force induced Loss Of Consciousness.”
More information, such as on localization and release dates, will be revealed in the future.
The Sega FES 2019 livestream event also revealed several other (non SegaAges) titles, including a new Sakura Wars title for PS4 and a new Mario & Sonic At Tokyo Olympics title for Nintendo Switch, as well as the release of the Sega Master Drive/Genesis mini console this September. Check out the gallery below for quick screenshots on the upcoming titles: