It looks like Sega may have accidentally leaked a Sega Genesis Classics collection for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. A few hours ago, a YouTube trailer was posted for "Sega Genesis Classics" featuring the platforms, but was quickly pulled by the publisher. Luckily, numerous quick-fingered gamers saved the video and posted it on platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Updated March 14, 2018: Sega confirmed the game after the March 13 leak.
According to the trailer, Sega Genesis Classics is expected to launch on May 29, 2018. It's unclear what the price will be because there's a Steam listing for "Sega Genesis Classics Collection" for $29.96. The post on Steam states that games like Alex Kidd in the Enhanced Castle and Alien Soldier are all part of the package. The complete list of titles available in the Steam version is available below.
- Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
- Alien Soldier
- Alien Storm
- Altered Beast
- Bio-Hazard Battle
- Bonanza Bros
- Columns III
- Comix Zone
- Crack Down
- Decap Attack
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Ecco Jr.
- Ecco: The Tides of Time,
- ESWAT: City Under Siege
- Eternal Champions
- Fatal Labyrinth
- Gain Ground
- Galaxy Force II
- Golden Axe
- Golden Axe II
- Gunstar Heroes
- Kid Chameleon
- Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole
- Light Crusader
- Shadow Dancer
- Shining Force
- Shining Force II
- Shining in the Darkness,
- Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
- Space Harrier II
- Streets of Rage
- Streets of Rage 2
- Super Thunder Blade
- Sword of Vermilion
- Virtua Fighter 2
- Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
It's unclear if all of these games will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. They should be given the fact that the Steam logo appears in the trailer, but Sega might modify the contents of the collection and introduce a new price. The trailer contains images of games like Sonic The Hedgehog and ToeJam & Earl but the Steam listing doesn't. We've reached out to the publisher for comment and shall update you as soon as we hear back.
Gamers have been asking for many of these classics for years now and it looks like they're finally coming to modern consoles. Titles like Galaxy Force II, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Super Thunder Blade, Virtua Fighter 2, and Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair are regarded as cult classics which introduced many new gameplay mechanics. Numerous brawlers and platformers, especially indie games, are inspired by many of these experiences even to this day.
Hopefully Sega will officially announce the collection in the coming days given the fact that they accidentally leaked the trailer online.
Sega posted box art for the game on their press portal. Titles like Phantasy Star II, Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom, Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium, Sonic CD, Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, ToeJam & Earl, and Wonder Boy in Monster World also appear to be part of the package, among others. The collection contains over fifty titles.
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