SEGA AGES debuts on Nintendo Switch with Sonic the Hedgehog & Thunder Force IV next month

It was a surprise to a lot of SEGA fans when SEGA announced that they wouldn’t be porting the SEGA Genesis/Megadrive Collection to Nintendo Switch. Instead SEGA Japan would be bringing its downloadable titles by reviving their SEGA AGES brand. We finally got the first details including the debut games, release date and pricing.

According to the latest Weekly Famitsu magazine where they confirmed that the first two debut titles will be Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force IV! Each title will cost you 925 yen (£6.30 / $8.20) and will release in August. Just like the SEGA 3D Classics, Sonic the Hedgehog will include the added Spin Dash, Drop Dash and the Mega Play arcade version. While Thunder Force IV will introduce online leaderboards and the Styx Mode from the SEGA Saturn version!

We will also have titles like Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Gain Ground and Phantasy Star coming to the SEGA Ages series. As for my take, I think Nintendo fans will feel a bit ripped off that they have to pay per title (even with ‘new additions’) compared to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One fans. But what do you guys think? Are you picking these titles up if they come West?

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3 responses to “SEGA AGES debuts on Nintendo Switch with Sonic the Hedgehog & Thunder Force IV next month

  1. Ben White says:

    According to the Sega Japan Twitter post, I think they’re adding Sonic Mania’s drop dash to sonic 1 as well.

  2. Eck says:

    This would make far more sense on the XBL and even PSN than Switch, why does everything that Sega put on Nintendo hardware of all places, wind up being exclusive, as if Bayonetta two and now three wasn’t enough.

  3. run 3 says:

    Great article and interesting, thank you for sharing.

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