Sega Announces Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection
November 6, 2008
SEGA ANNOUNCES SONIC’S ULTIMATE GENESIS COLLECTION
Streets of Rage Among Games Featured in this new Colossal Collection of Classic SEGA Games for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 System
SEGA® Corporation today announced the development of Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system. This compilation will feature the best first-party games from SEGA’s venerable 16-bit Genesis years as well as feature bonus content from its 8-bit Master System and 1980’s arcade era games library. Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection is slated to ship to retailers in North America in Spring of 2009.
“Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection is a must-have for any die-hard SEGA fan,” says Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President of Marketing for SEGA of America, Inc “Fans have been chomping at the bit to get a chance to relive fond memories from these classic games, that time has come and it’s being presented this time in HD.”
Developed by Backbone Entertainment, Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection contains over 40 classic SEGA games in one package; making it the largest collection of SEGA first party games ever offered. Featured games include Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3, Columns, Ecco the Dolphin, Shinobi III, Space Harrier, and fan favorite Streets of Rage. The games in the collection have been reproduced with the utmost detail and accuracy to the original games. In addition, Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection can output the games in 720p with higher resolution graphics for HD televisions, bringing a new visual richness to playing these classic titles.
Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection™ for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system is set for release in the spring of 2009. For further information please go to www.sega.com/sonicsugc.