SEGA Announces Three More 3D Classics Coming to Nintendo 3DS Later This Year

Genesis does once again.

We haven’t even finished the second round of SEGA’s 3D Classics yet, but SEGA isn’t wasting any time getting to a third round of the M2-developed 3D remakes of their classic library.

While the second round focused primarily on arcade gems, this time we’re looking mostly at titles from the SEGA Genesis library. 3D Streets of Rage 2 will hit in July, with 3D Gunstar Heroes in August and 3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2 in September of this year.

“Just like the previously released arcade classics,” says the press release, “each game in the series delivers a full-fledged re-mastered vintage experience, stunning 3D visuals and optimized for the platform. All games in the series will include brand new modes and features, letting you play the game how you remember it but also in an entirely new way.”

Each game will be priced at $5.99 USD in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. Prior to that, 3D Fantasy Zone II arrives this week (in the meantime, you can check out my review of the first one here), and that will be followed by 3D Thunder Blade on May 14th, 2015.

This is an interesting turnaround, primarily because these past releases have had about a year or so between their Japanese and North American releases. Meanwhile, I don’t think this new batch have even been released in Japan yet, if they’ve even been announced.

For a look at how much work and care the folks at M2 put into these remakes, be sure to read the collection of developer interviews over on SEGA’s blog.


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