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sega genesis classics coming nintendo switch

A bountiful selection of SEGA Genesis Classics (or Mega Drive Classics in the UK) is heading to the Nintendo Switch, the publisher announced yesterday. Watch the promo video up top.

The collection is scheduled to arrive this winter and features more than 50 classic SEGA games in both physical and digital versions. Naturally, retro favorites such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Streets of Rage are included, although, according to Polygon, they will boast upgrades from the original versions, such as online multiplayer, achievements, mirror modes, rewind, and save states.

This is the first time Genesis titles will be available to play on Nintendo’s relatively new hybrid console. A similar collection for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One was released in May.

The complete list of games is as follows:

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Soldier
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Beyond Oasis
Bio-Hazard Battle
Bonanza Bros.
Columns
Columns 3: 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 2
Golden Axe
Golden Axe 2
Golden Axe 3
Gunstar Heroes
Kid Chameleon
Landstalker
Light Crusader
Phantasy Star 2
Phantasy Star 3: Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millenium
Ristar
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Shining in the Darkness
Shining Force
Shining Force 2
Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic Spinball
Space Harrier 2
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Super Thunder Blade
Sword of Vermilion
The Revenge of Shinobi
ToeJam & Earl
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
Vectorman
Vectorman 2
Virtua Fighter 2

Do you have a favorite SEGA Genesis game? Let us know in the comments.

In other nostalgic news, former ‘Sesame Street’ writer says Bert and Ernie are a gay couple.

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