Although Sega exited the video game console business nearly 20 years ago, its titles have spawned some of the industry’s most iconic characters and has some of the most classic catalogs.
With that said, fans of the retro titles can rejoice, because the company has announced an initiative to bring them back… called Sega Forever.
Under the new name, Sega will reissue games from its backlog for mobile users, beginning with five titles… with new ones coming every two weeks. The first five Sega Forever games are from the Genesis era — including Sonic the Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Altered Beast, Kid Chameleon, and Phantasy Star II.
This is just the beginning though. Chief marketing officer and development lead for Sega Forever, Mike Evans, says: “I’ve got two decades worth of classic gaming content. Everything as far back as the SG 1000 Mark I through to Master System, Game Gear, Genesis, Saturn, and Dreamcast.”
Check out the launch trailer above. Sega Forever is available now for both iOS and Android for free, with players having the option to turn off advertising forever with a $1.99 in-app purchase.