Oct 31st, 2013

Sonic the hedgehog

Sega has revamped eight arcade classics for the 3DS eShop, and they’ve just announced when we can get our hands on them!

Jong Cheng, President and COO of Sega of America, said that the games have been restructured in a way that brings classic and modern gameplay together. “These games were completely re-built to offer a robust 3D experience that offers more modern gameplay while still keeping true to the original.”

The list of titles and release dates are as follows:

November 28

  • 3D Space Harrier
  • 3D Super Hang-On

December 5:

  • 3D Sonic the Hedgehog
  • 3D Altered Beast

December 12:

  • 3D Ecco the Dolphin
  • 3D Galaxy Force II

December 19:

  • 3D Shinobi III
  • 3D Streets of Rage

Each game will be priced at $5.99/€4.99/£4.49. Which games are you most looking forward to playing, or replaying?

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  • Elitepwnsface

    At that price ouch.

  • Ballzbeard

    At first I read ‘Sega CD Classics’ of which I could think of none.

    • hahahero

      lol i did the same too.

    • Sdudyoy

      Sonic CD is a Sega CD classic.

  • Michael DeVore

    I’m looking forward to 3D Ecco the Dolphin to scare some young children.

    • Ducked

      Haha, my parents hated that game. When I was little, I played that game all the time and it annoy the crap out of them.

      • Michael DeVore

        My brother played all of them, and hates/loves them all. Where else but tides of time where you can swim though a mid air water maze and die so that your back at the beginning, but if you fall, and live you’re back 3 levels. Or Defender of the Future for the DC where at the end of one levels the best tip is “I don’t know how to open this door it just does, but when it doesn’t you drown and have to try again”, but for the PS2 version “move the rock to the center and it opens”. Ecco is one of those hard games that is addictive, and yet punishing for inane reasons. More people should be damaged by it.

        • Ducked

          Yeah, it’s very challenging for sure. Even though it’s annoying, we still find it addicting lol

  • Archiq09

    Sonic the Hedgehog and Shinobi III … I want!

    Edit: But for Wii U???

  • felony211662

    Shouldn’t this be under the 3ds tab?

    • Funkee Dynamite

      Ya! I was all excited for a split second then I was like “Oh for 3ds” O.o

  • this for wiiiiiuuuuuuuuuuwiuuuwiiiiwuuu please

  • hahahero

    As someone who does not own a 3DS this is painful to read. Why is this posted here?

  • Shota

    although im happy with the news, this tab is wii u only.

  • Eduardo

    Awsome news im getting Sonic.
    I think Wii U needs an exclusive Nintendo Direct with big surprise like addung a media center type of thing or adding itunes on wii u.. i know thats asking 4 too much but we need somthing before the PS4 and the One come out. Cause those systems are coming out with guns out and ready to fire at will.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      I dont think it is to ask for too much. Nintendo needs to do something clever with their VC as soon as possible. SEGA is a good start.

    • Eduardo

      What ever happened to the photo app that they showed a long time ago where you could show pictures on the game pad and then throw them on the tv?..

      • MujuraNoKamen

        Oh yeah, I forgot about that. It would be pretty cool but I really hope they do a sort of Super Gameboy thing with Wii U where you download an app and can connect your 3DS to the Wii U and play 3DS games on the big screen – we know this can happen, 3DS can be connected to Wii U in MH3 and SSB4. That way you could have a photo app where you can show your 3DS pictures on the TV/Gamepad as a slideshow or whatever.
        And hopefully the Gamepad could be used as a controller for the apps and 3DS games – especially if you can’t be arsed with the Circle pad pro, man Kid Icarus, Resi revelations and MGS3 on the big screen with upgraded controls via the Gamepad would be sweet.

    • Madmagican

      Yeah, I’m waiting for that next big Nintendo Direct

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  • Sdudyoy

    Yay Sonic is coming, that game is a classic.

  • Arthur Jarret

    16 bit stereoscopic remakes for the price of crappy urban champions! How will nintendo’s VC be able to compete?

  • Adam Fox

    Wow…this is pretty cool…however, isn’t it pretty sad when the 3DS is getting better eShop downloads than their home console???

  • Wiiluigi

    Meh…..3ds has a million and one things going on. How about the wii u?

  • Ducked

    I love Streets of Rage! So happy to see it coming to he 3DS eShop. Hopefully these titles will come to Wii U as well.

  • Daniel Brown

    I want to see a remastered Toy Commander game.

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  • ETeach

    Aw man, I was hoping to see NIGHTS or Space Channel 5. Still cool though 🙂