SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection News for Xbox 360

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SEGA has today announced the development of SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The compilation will feature the best first-party games from SEGA's 16-bit Mega Drive years, as well as bonus content from its 8-bit Master System and 1980's arcade era games library.

"SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection is a must-have for any SEGA enthusiast," commented Gary Knight, European marketing director for SEGA Europe. "Fans will get a chance to relive fond memories from these classic games in HD format."

Over 40 games will be available in the compilation, including Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3, Columns, Alien Storm, Ecco the Dolphin, Space Harrier, and Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3. All games will also be playable in 720p with higher resolution graphics.

SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection is scheduled for release on Xbox 360 and PS3 early in 2009.

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CheekyLee

Still can't find confirmation if there will be any online play, but at least the achievments have been released. http://www.xbox360achievements.org/a...php?gameID=939

Also, it seems the BBFC revealed that there are 9 unlockable games on the disc, as well as 30 minutes of video interviews and 45 minutes of game footage. It is known that one of the bouns unlockable games is the original Phantasy Star, as a SEGA press release stated that the entire series is on the disc, along with an unreleased version of Space Harrier.

Personally, I'm hoping for Gunstar Heroes and Landstalker. Whilst Revenge of Shinobi would be nice, it's not going to happen.

Finally, why no Wii version? Surely this would be an ideal release? I know that VC has many of these titles, but there are plenty of Wii owners out there who don't buy them.
Posted 15:31 on 22 January 2009
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Triggerhappytel@ Marink

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Originally Posted by Marink
I own the Mega Drive Collection for the PS2, but with the additional games on this one I may be tempted to buy it.

Yeah, me too. It's the addition of the Streets of Rage and Shining Force games which has really got my attention. I'll probably pick this up, although since I'll only *really* be getting it for a handful of games that weren't on the last instalment I'll wait until it's £15 or less.
Posted 14:34 on 22 January 2009
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FantasyMeister

Amazon are now saying Feb 27th, GAME are saying Feb 20th, so looking like the end of February either way, and all this for £24.99 RRP. New screenshots just went up in the gallery today.

Best compilation of games, ever?
Posted 14:00 on 22 January 2009
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pblive

hm. Sonic CD is the one most people want. Might be tempted if there's a full museum style thing on the disc or extra historical content rather than just the games.
Posted 23:05 on 06 November 2008
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j-man

it would be nice as a bonus if they offered sonic cd....
Posted 19:34 on 06 November 2008
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Bloodstorm

What, no Sonic and knuckles with 2 or 3? No Shadow Dancer?

Also, bold Kid Chameleon, that game is utter, utter win, the best of the lot of them.
Posted 19:13 on 06 November 2008
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Marink

I own the Mega Drive Collection for the PS2, but with the additional games on this one I may be tempted to buy it.
Posted 17:28 on 06 November 2008
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CheekyLee

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Beyond Oasis
Bonanza Bros.
Columns

Comix Zone
Decap Attack starring Chuck D. Head
Dr. Robotnik's MBM
Dynamite Headdy
Ecco the Dolphin
Ecco II: The Tides of Time
E-SWAT
Fatal Labyrinth
Flicky
Gain Ground
Golden Axe I
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Kid Chameleon
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium

Ristar
Shining in the Darkness
Shining Force
Shining Force 2
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master

Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic and Knuckles
Sonic Spinball
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3

Super Thunder Blade
Vectorman
Vectorman 2

Bold titles are pure win. The rest are mostly good, too!
Posted 17:09 on 06 November 2008
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FantasyMeister@ Bloodstorm

Did I quick Google search, the 40 titles appear to be:

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Beyond Oasis
Bonanza Bros.
Columns
Comix Zone
Decap Attack starring Chuck D. Head
Dr. Robotnik's MBM
Dynamite Headdy
Ecco the Dolphin
Ecco II: The Tides of Time
E-SWAT
Fatal Labyrinth
Flicky
Gain Ground
Golden Axe I
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Kid Chameleon
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Ristar
Shining in the Darkness
Shining Force
Shining Force 2
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic and Knuckles
Sonic Spinball
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Super Thunder Blade
Vectorman
Vectorman 2

Personally I'm excited, Shining Force, Phantasy Star and Ecco are all there, plus we can all get to relive Green Zone in the original Sonic. Great idea, thanks to SEGA.

Wonder if they'll include 40,000/40,000 Achievements?
Posted 16:59 on 06 November 2008
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Bloodstorm

YES!!!!!
Posted 16:53 on 06 November 2008

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Release Date: 20/02/2009
Developer: Backbone
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Retro
No. Players: 1-2
Rating: PEGI 12+
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