Sega Classics Hitting Nintendo Switch this Summer, Phantasy Star and Thunder Force IV Confirmed

Sega is sitting on quite the plethora of classic titles. Titles that would likely do well with nostalgia minded gamers today. If only Sega would give those retro minded gamers a chance to play them. It seems that Sega is doing just that as they revive their “Sega Ages” series for the Nintendo Switch. The coolness factor went from 0 to 11 on a scale of 1 to 10 thanks to Thunder Force IV and Phantasy Star I already being confirmed for this line up, starting this summer. There is only one problem though.

The new Sega Ages will come to North America unlike the original series that only saw release in Japan for various platforms (outside of the single release that Working Designs brought over for the Sega Saturn).

Japan and Europe will both receive their versions of Sega Ages for the Nintendo Switch.

The other titles that have been announced for Sega Ages on the Nintendo Switch include:

Alex Kidd in Miracle World
Gain Ground
Sonic the Hedgehog

This brings the total of currently known titles to five.

Why this announcement is important is, Thunder Force IV (Sega Genesis), Phantasy Star I (Sega Master System), and Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Sega Master System) have not been made available outside of their original cartridge versions before.

The other games, Gain Ground and Sonic the Hedgehog, have been available on almost every collection Sega has made available over the years.

This gives me great hope that we will see other rare titles get re-released. Maybe we will see Thunder Force III, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (not likely, Sega doesn’t care that much), any of the other Alex Kidd SMS games, or Golvellius: Valley of Doom eventually get the Sega Ages treatment.

For now, I will take what they are offering as a sign of hope that more, and better, games will see their digital distribution debut soon. Get some classic gaming going with Sega games on eBay.

Carl has been gaming on the go since the days of Tiger Electronics and the original Game Boy. Portability is a big factor in gaming across all ages.