New Genesis for PSP, PS2

Classic titles from Sega's 16-bit system headed to Sony platforms in one collection; Golden Axe, Sonic, Shinobi III among 30-plus games.

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One of the biggest announcements at this year's Game Developers Conference in San Jose was the revelation that Nintendo's Wii (then code-named Revolution) would feature downloadable games from the library of the Sega Genesis.

The reception the announcement got is a clear example of the popularity of retro gaming and the Sega Genesis in particular. Now it appears that gamers won't have to buy a Wii just to play Genesis games.

Sega today announced that Sega Genesis Collection, a compilation of more than 30 Genesis titles, is being released this fall for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. Sega did not differentiate between the two versions but did confirm that the PSP version would take advantage of the handheld's capabilities.

A full list of the games in the compilation hasn't yet been released, but Sega did reveal that Golden Axe, Sonic the Hedgehog, Shinobi III, Altered Beast, and a Phantasy Star game (likely Phantasy Star II) would be included. The collection will also feature unlockables, such as interviews with the developers of the original titles, game hints, and some Sega arcade games from the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Discussion

128 comments
Naiman14
Naiman14

THEY NEED TO PUT STREETS OF RAGE ON THERE! PREFERABLY PART 2 and 3. PLEASE SEGA HEAR OUT YOUR HARDCORE FANS!!!!! PUT STREETS OF RAGE ON THE GENESIS COLLECTION. PLEASE O PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! DONT SOME OF U GUYS THINK IT WOULD SELL MORE IF THIS SERIES WAS ON IT? BUT STILL IT WILL SELL BCUZ ITS FROM SEGA!

BirdBoy_CM_HB
BirdBoy_CM_HB

i think it will be about $40 or $30 cuz of the games on there, but either way im gettin it

lextexrex
lextexrex

With releases like this, they may find a way to stop homebrew users ... from using homebrew. At least the ones that use it for old school emulators.

badjames
badjames

These are some of the best games on the Genesis. They need to include Streets of Rage 2. that was my favorite.

theshoveller
theshoveller

Hopefully the Phantasy Star game will be PSIV. I've always liked that one the most, and have wanted a remake of that ever since I lost / had stolen my original.

littlestreakier
littlestreakier

i hope all the games are in the original form and play Exactly the same. i remember i was so hyped about midway arcade treasures 2 for mortal kombat II...yea they def chanced the gameplay mechanics a little bit in timing with the tool they used to port it. it literally ruined the game for me. i loved my genesis when i owned up, ended up selling it tho and regreting it ever since. so this is great news for me :). hopefully all the rest of the games included will be killer apps of the genesis and play exactly the same. i really hope maxium carnage is included in the game...altho i doubt it will be

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I'll get Wonderboy 1,2,3 Altered beast, Golden axe etc. Play them on my PSP yep the Sega memories.....

Stevenuccj
Stevenuccj

They need Wonder Boy III. But I think thats on Master System. That was the best thing ever on a Sega-only system.

jimbo102671
jimbo102671

I read the 1up article, and I find it great news that Backbone Entertainment (which Digital Eclipse Software is part of) is handling the porting process. The selection is great, but some series (noteably Shining Force and Streets of Rage) were absent. Here's hoping there'll be a 2nd volume so Sega won't have an excuse to pass those up. Of course, we'll only see a volume 2 if demand on the origional is high enough, so please vote with your pocketbooks on the origional and let Sega know what you'd like to see in a future collection. On a side note, notice that the Sega SmashPack for the Dreamcast had "Volume 1" on the packaging and title screen. This implicates (at least to me) that there would've been more for the DC had Sega not abruptly decided to exit the hardware market.

Shinobi120
Shinobi120

Sweet! This would be on my next "to get" list, along with Taito Legends 2, & Capcom Classics Collection, Volume 2! But they are kind of missing a few more key games on there. Where's Sonic 3? Sonic & Knuckles? Revenge Of Shinobi? Streets Of Rage 1-3? Shining Force 1 & 2, etc.? Oh, well. Here's hoping for a second volume of this & to include those games.

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

Please don't throw in a bunch of crappy games like Capcom Collection Classic Remix for the PSP, seriously I wasted time and money on that title and had to sell it back so I can get a good game like Tekken. I mean, CCCR had like five good games and the rest were just redundant and they sucked. Please put more good games, at least decent games.

danmp18
danmp18

Phantasy Star IV is included in the compilation. This was confirmed by 1up!! 1up has the full list of games included in the collection.

danmp18
danmp18

Phantasy Star IV is included in the compilation. This was confirmed by 1up!! 1up has the full list of games included in the collection.

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

"Why the HECK can't SEGA get it through their heads to port Phantasy Star FOUR? It's EASILY the best in the series.... 1, 2, and 3 were ported to the GBA and, in a brutal irony, the fourth wasn't. Sega, please. " I feel the exact same way about Dragon Warrior 4 from the NES days.

jimbo102671
jimbo102671

chilly64 "Unfortunately, Streets of Rage ain't in there!" If you read the article, it clearly states that the "full list of the games in the compilation hasn't yet been released." You can ask Sega to include the game and/or be patient. As for me, I like Phantasy Star II but would also like to see Phantasy Star IV, which I don't remember seeing since the Genesis/Mega Drive release.

GKBeetle
GKBeetle

I never owned a Genesis so it's awesome that there will be so many ways to get my hands on some of these classic games. I don't know if I will get this, since my PS2 is on the fritz right now, but I'll get to play them somehow either through this or the Wii.

cid67
cid67

This isnt to big a deal. i have every game for every retro system including the arcades. emulation is great. pc gaming is great if you know where to get the goods. console fans should look into pc gaming if they want a real value on old games.and even new ones. just my opinion.

tait007
tait007

Great idea. Way to go Saga.

chilly64
chilly64

Unfortunately, Streets of Rage ain't in there!

Paul_TheGreat
Paul_TheGreat

Imaging if this was part of PS3 E-Distribution service.:o

Joriath
Joriath

@Kn0w0ne Sword of Vermillion really rocks!!! It was a strangely addictive mix of game mechanics... I'm all with you: where's its sequel?!?

DarknessOfFate1
DarknessOfFate1

Darn i therough that said neon genesis for a second :( abyway who the hell cares its just more trotting out old stuff that EVEREYONE INT HE ENTIOTE WORLD HAS FINSHED AND OR PLAYED.

mamodoking
mamodoking

This has been out for over a year now for anyone with a action replay max. Old news

Strike_Zer0
Strike_Zer0

"Rise from your grave!" Man I can't wait this'll rock.

K1LLSWITCH
K1LLSWITCH

Finally a good selection of games that are worth something that is being offered onto one disc instead of going through XBL Arcade. I'm curious on how much they'll charge. Probably the normal price of $20. Let's hope so.

Kn0w0ne
Kn0w0ne

Great news for Gamers. Those of us who were smart enough to pick up a Genesis are salivating right now. Drooooool. Very Kool. Way to go Sega.W Who doesn't appreciate Sega's contributions to the vid industry? Pah... who cares about em anyway. Cause theres a cure for crackheads. Groundbreaking games. Sega's always done that, and they're still going strong. Still waiting for my Sword of Vermillion sequal. Come on, who's with me?

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

@VegetaMaelstrom Cherry picking - sometimes its a better deal, sometimes its not. At $5 a pop, I would've been better off cherry picking the one or two games I liked off those Midway collections as opposed to buying the collection for $20. If you want 4 games, you break even. If you want more, buying a collection is better (if its available). The one perk a collection has, though, is portability - the disc can travel much easier than the system ^_^

mr_pops238
mr_pops238

SHINOBI 3 PWNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im buying this collection the day it comes out. I dont care if its $30 or $60cdn, im buying it. Shinobi 3 is easily worth $60 in my nostalgic opinion.

NinjaFoot
NinjaFoot

Yes Pablo. Streets of Rage kicks butt.

Pablo620
Pablo620

Holy Crap streets of rage. Is that the game i think it is. Is it two guys that go and kick butt all over the place with the final boss wielding a machine gun. If so...holy crap

CRichard2005
CRichard2005

All I have to say is that they better at least one of the Streets of Rage games on there.

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

mike_mgoblue stated: "I will probably get these on Xbox Live Arcade when they are released. That way, they can be seen in high-definition with and heard with 5.1 sound. Plus, it is nice to be able to have all of these games available on the hard drive to play whenever you want, even if there is another game in the system." I hate to break it to ya kid but even if you cherry pick your 10 favorites from freshmetal80's sweet list you might have to pay around $5 per game if even older offerings such as Pac-Man are being sold for that on Live Arcade. That adds up to $50 and I highly doubt that Sega will charge that much for this compilation (my guess and hope is $20). superkoolstud, I think Strider is coming out in November as part of the Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 for PS2 and Xbox and Strider is my favorite game of that sweet compilation. Two great collections from legendary software developers. Now all I need is a Konami Klassic Kollection with some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Castlevania, and Metal Gear, etc. games. Konami could put quite a few kick butt games on one DVD and lets face it, every company from Capcom to Taito has been flooding the market with these offerings so they must be profitable. This holiday sure is shaping up to be the best in years for this oldtimer.

Teh_Blind_Guard
Teh_Blind_Guard

That better be Phantasy Star IV for the Phantasy Star. It was the only one that has not been re-released yet XD.

ironblood622
ironblood622

Hopefully shining force makes it on there

hbk3000
hbk3000

Awesome! Gonna pick this up for my PSP on day 1!

thor107
thor107

Its good that Sega is releasing their old hits what stinks is most of the people that own psp have problems with the resessed d pad. Also most of the people own the best of the best genesis games. What I'm trying to say is that why should anyone pay for a game that they already have when if you look around the internet long enough you can find a way to play your favorite retro games for free legally (if already own the original cart that is) on your psp. Please remember don't rip off the game companies that helped shape the present lengendary titles that are to come in the next generation. LONG LIVE THE CLASSICS

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

dont remember much of those games but it sounds nice to play some of the classic games again.

MrBurns
MrBurns

I am all about this game. Genesis is my favorite system of all time.

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

Music to my ears. Now that Sega and Capcom have/are releasing their old stuff I hope that Konami joins the party and releases Gyruss in a similar compilation. Actually I just hope they release Gyruss on any system I own.

enoslives7
enoslives7

hopefully it will be priced at 19.99 also

wellfeedmonkey
wellfeedmonkey

I wonder if the big "N" is offended in any kinda way over this considering that they are releasing genesis and turbo graphx 16 games on thier upcoming virtual console. Seems like a middle finger IMO but even then it might be a good way to let gamers feel that nostalgia and want a Wii for more games of the pre-PSX era.

Artemis316
Artemis316

I'm just hoping they do a better job w/ this PS2 Sega Collections than the one they did a few years back on the DreamCast...that was one pure crap!

Fatguy2006
Fatguy2006

It's nice to finally say that the PSP, has a great collection of games coming. I myself loved my Sega Genesis, and used to have about 80 games for it.

lgoldberg
lgoldberg

I'd buy this game even if it only had Sonic and Sonic 2, but the other games just make it even more worth the price. Glad I'm a PS2 owner, I'm buying this game!