Sega Genesis Ultimate Collection Announced, Contains Over 40 Games

A compilation packing more than 40 Sega Genesis, Master System and 80s-era arcade games will appear on PS3 and Xbox 360 early next year, Sega announced today. nope

Dubbed Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection in Europe, and Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for North America, the Backbone Entertainment-developed compilation will be able to upscale the old-school games to 720p. According to Sega, this brings "a new visual richness to these classic titles."

A complete list of the included titles was not provided, though the company noted the inclusion of Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3, Columns, Alien Storm, Ecco the Dolphin, Space Harrier, and Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3.

In addition, Sega stressed that "the games in the collection have been reproduced with the utmost detail and accuracy to commend their originals."

Update: Sega's site for the pack reveals some more of the included games:

  1. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  2. Alien Storm
  3. Altered Beast
  4. Beyond Oasis
  5. Bonanza Bros.
  6. Columns
  7. Comix Zone
  8. Decap Attack starring Chuck D. Head
  9. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  10. Dynamite Headdy
  11. Ecco the Dolphin
  12. Ecco II: The Tides of Time
  13. E-SWAT
  14. Fatal Labyrinth
  15. Flicky
  16. Gain Ground
  17. Golden Axe I
  18. Golden Axe II
  19. Golden Axe III
  20. Kid Chameleon
  21. Phantasy Star II
  22. Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
  23. Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
  24. Ristar
  25. Shining in the Darkness
  26. Shining Force
  27. Shining Force 2
  28. Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  29. Sonic 3D Blast
  30. Sonic and Knuckles
  31. Sonic Spinball
  32. Sonic the Hedgehog
  33. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  34. Sonic the Hedgehog 3
  35. Streets of Rage
  36. Streets of Rage 2
  37. Streets of Rage 3
  38. Super Thunder Blade
  39. Vectorman
  40. Vectorman 2
*Unlockable games to be revealed soon!