SEGA Unveils the First Five SEGA Ages Titles Coming to Nintendo Switch

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The Sega Ages ports are being handled by M2, the studio behind the Sega 3D Classics series on 3DS.

The first Sega Ages games will be released this summer in Japan. The section about the Pokemon Nintendo Switch game suggests that the upcoming game will feature brand new generation eight Pokemon. SEGA AGES will launch in North America, Europe, and Japan. The company also confirmed yesterday that Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive version), Phantasy Star (PlayStation 2 version) and Thunderforce IV (Sega Saturn version) will also be coming.

While Sonic the Hedgehog is clearly the initial header of the SEGA Ages lineup, it is nice to see that publisher and former console manufacturer is acknowledging some lesser known Genesis titles and even re-releasing some Master System games.

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For those of you who are unware, the Sega Ages line is an old chestnut that Sega has been using for many years, referring to various compilations or digital re-releases of old Sega games on systems like the Saturn, PS2, PS3, and now, Switch. We certainly will, but we want to hear your take on this revived retro series.

No word on an official price point yet, but expect more details to emerge as we approach a firm release date in the summer.

The last time Sega released new hardware was 2001 with the Sega Dreamcast, but after the successes of the NES Classic, the Famicom Mini, and the SNES Classic, Sega's COO has said they want to get back into releasing hardware.