SEGA has announced a new game collection, SEGA Forever, that will feature games from its illustrious history.
Each game will be free-to-play, supported by ads, and playable offline. Added features will include cloud saves, controller support, and leaderboards. There will also be an ad-free option available costing $1.99.
The SEGA Forever collection is designed to expand over the years, and will include not just official emulations but also ported games from all SEGA console eras, all of which will be adapted for mobile devices but still aiming to remain faithful to the original games.
“Above all else SEGA Forever is a celebration of nostalgia. It’s about allowing fans to reconnect with past experiences and share them with family and friends in an accessible and convenient way,” explains Mike Evans, CMO of SEGA’s Mobile Division in the West. “Join us on a journey of rediscovery as we roll out two decades of classic games free on mobile. Create your own ‘SEGA Forever folder’ and collect your favorite classics. Enjoy moments of nostalgia on the go, or sync a Bluetooth controller to enjoy a console-like experience in your living room. SEGA Forever democratizes retro gaming, and seeks to change how the world plays, rediscovers, and shares in classic game experiences.”
The first five games are now available in the App Store, being five Mega Drive / Genesis classics:
[*]Sonic The Hedgehog, the 1991 household classic that has remained at the forefront of hearts and minds since inception
[*]Phantasy Star II, the longtime fan-favourite RPG from 1989
[*]Comix Zone and Kid Chameleon, two American titles developed by SEGA’s in-house studio STI
[*]Altered Beast, the original Genesis pack-in title, a beat-em-up set in Ancient Greece that represents a weird and wonderful segment of the SEGA catalogue that is ripe for rediscovery