Sega have dropped the news that they’ll be releasing a game compilation containing more than 40 Mega Drive classics.
The inventively named SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection is set to drop in Spring 09 (between the end of march and the end of June), and will be arriving to Playstation 3 and 360.
Sega may be a small fry when lined up against today’s big publishers, but they once ruled the roost – their games were good, and their consoles managed to stand up against Nintendo’s best offerings.
Sega promises 720P, multiplayer (on selected games) and trophy and achievement support – which will probably be very effective at extending the life the games.
No mention as to whether this will be made available as a download from the PSN or XBLA – but personally I really hope to see this.
I’ve included the game list after the break (with handy wikipedia links), and you may be surprised by the quality titles included – this is among the best offerings seen in a compilation. Unlockable games have been hinted at and hopefully we’ll receive a list of those soon, but as far as I’m concerned, Comix Zone, Columns and the massive array of Sonic games already make this a must buy.
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Decap Attack starring Chuck D. Head
Dr. Robotnik’s MBM
Ecco the Dolphin
Ecco II: The Tides of Time
Golden Axe I
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Shining in the Darkness
Shining Force 2
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic and Knuckles
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Super Thunder Blade