Sega Genesis Collection hitting PSN in March

Sony announces new line of classic titles for PS3; available to PlayStation Plus subscribers for free and before nonpaying members.


Sony has already brought the NeoGeo Station to the PlayStation Network, but the publisher is not stopping its classic collection efforts there.

Sega Genesis titles invade the PSN beginning next month.
Sega Genesis titles invade the PSN beginning next month.

Sony has announced that beginning in March, gamers will be able to download six classic Sega Genesis titles from the PlayStation Network. The titles will be playable on the PlayStation 3 and have had trophies added to them.

Also, subscribers of Sony's upper tier service--PlayStation Plus--will be able to download the games for free and before nonpaying members, but only for a limited time. The original Sonic the Hedgehog kicks off the event on March 1.

The full list of titles, their availability dates, and prices are below.

PlayStation Plus Releases (free)

Sonic the Hedgehog: Available March 1-April 5
Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Available April 5-May 3
Streets of Rage 2: Available May 3-May 31
Golden Axe 2: Available May 31-July 5
Comix Zone: Available July 5-August 2
Altered Beast: Available August 2-August 30

Regular PlayStation Store Release ($5 each)

Sonic the Hedgehog: March 29
Sonic the Hedgehog 2: April 19
Streets of Rage 2: May 17
Golden Axe 2: June 14
Comix Zone: July 19
Altered Beast: August 16

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