Sega Mega Drive Classics collection coming to Xbox, PS4, and PC this May

Sega Europe has officially announced the collection as Sega Mega Drive Classics and confirmed that it will be out on May 29 in the UK – but only on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The existing PC collection will be getting a free update on Steam, but there is no Nintendo Switch version.

The console versions will also be released at retail and will come with a double-sided Golden Axe and Streets Of Rage poster – the same one you can see at the beginning of the video below.

The collection will contain 53 games in total, so take a deep breath before you overdose on that sweet, sweet nostalgia…

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 new compilation of 16-bit classics will be released in just a couple of months, as Sega accidently leaks its own announcement.

There’s going to be a point in time where Sega has spent more time specialising in PC strategy games than they have making arcade and console games. It won’t be for while yet, given how long Sega has been around as a company, but its inevitability is quietly depressing.

So to cheer you up Sega has announced a new Mega Drive compilation. And by announced we mean accidently posted the trailer early and then deleted it from their Twitter account.

But the Internet never forgets, and so plenty of fans were around to save a copy and repost it. Although the video below is the American version, since it goes by the name of Sega Genesis Classics.

Presumably that means it’ll be called Sega Mega Drive Classics in the rest of the world, and that the May 29 release date isn’t necessarily going to be the same for everyone.

Because it’s a leak there’s no official description, but the trailer clearly shows Sonic The Hedgehog (obviously), Streets Of Rage, Golden Axe, Space Harrier, Gunstar Heroes, ToeJam & Earl, The Revenge Of Shinobi, and Altered Beast.

Because it’s a leak there’s no official description, but the trailer clearly shows Sonic The Hedgehog (obviously), Streets Of Rage, Golden Axe, Space Harrier, Gunstar Heroes, ToeJam & Earl, The Revenge Of Shinobi, and Altered Beast.

The usuals then, but peculiarly the collection is only being released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with no mention of a Switch version.

Unfortunately, that implies a low effort release using existing ports, that Sega couldn’t be bothered to get working on the Switch (or maybe they’re saving them for the Virtual Console?).

The last major Mega Drive compilation was the Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, which contained almost 50 games. So let’s hope this new one is at least as generous.

Sega Europe has officially announced the collection as Sega Mega Drive Classics and confirmed that it will be out on May 29 in the UK – but only on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The existing PC collection will be getting a free update on Steam, but there is no Nintendo Switch version.

The console versions will also be released at retail and will come with a double-sided Golden Axe and Streets Of Rage poster – the same one you can see at the beginning of the video below.

The collection will contain 53 games in total, so take a deep breath before you overdose on that sweet, sweet nostalgia…

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 new compilation of 16-bit classics will be released in just a couple of months, as Sega accidently leaks its own announcement.

There’s going to be a point in time where Sega has spent more time specialising in PC strategy games than they have making arcade and console games. It won’t be for while yet, given how long Sega has been around as a company, but its inevitability is quietly depressing.

So to cheer you up Sega has announced a new Mega Drive compilation. And by announced we mean accidently posted the trailer early and then deleted it from their Twitter account.

But the Internet never forgets, and so plenty of fans were around to save a copy and repost it. Although the video below is the American version, since it goes by the name of Sega Genesis Classics.

Presumably that means it’ll be called Sega Mega Drive Classics in the rest of the world, and that the May 29 release date isn’t necessarily going to be the same for everyone.

Because it’s a leak there’s no official description, but the trailer clearly shows Sonic The Hedgehog (obviously), Streets Of Rage, Golden Axe, Space Harrier, Gunstar Heroes, ToeJam & Earl, The Revenge Of Shinobi, and Altered Beast.

Because it’s a leak there’s no official description, but the trailer clearly shows Sonic The Hedgehog (obviously), Streets Of Rage, Golden Axe, Space Harrier, Gunstar Heroes, ToeJam & Earl, The Revenge Of Shinobi, and Altered Beast.

The usuals then, but peculiarly the collection is only being released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with no mention of a Switch version.

Unfortunately, that implies a low effort release using existing ports, that Sega couldn’t be bothered to get working on the Switch (or maybe they’re saving them for the Virtual Console?).

The last major Mega Drive compilation was the Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, which contained almost 50 games. So let’s hope this new one is at least as generous.