The final title for the SEGA Ages brand on the eShop has finally arrived west in a surprise release today.
A month ago, it was reported that Sega would be ending the SEGA Ages line on Switch after two years. The final title, Herzog Zwei, was only released in the Japan, but now it has made its way west.
Herzog Zwei is a real time strategy game in which the player pilots a mech. It released in 1989 for the Sega Genesis. Here is a description of the game from the SEGA Ages website:
“Relive a classic, innovative real-time strategy game in SEGA AGES Herzog Zwei.
Protect your base, expand your territories, and capture as many free and enemy bases as possible by accumulating resources and building units to assist you. But watch out! Fly too far into enemy territory and there may be a price to pay.
Choose between three different modes to achieve your goals: fighter plane, ground battle, and transportation. Travel faster and transport units to other bases with fighter plane mode. Manage energy usage and do more damage, by switching to the grounded, robot form.
Play against AI or friends via the online multiplayer mode only available in the SEGA AGES version of Herzog Zwei. If jumping into a game sounds too intimidating, try out practice mode, a robust robot tutorial. With save states and replays as well, this game is perfect for newcomers and Herzog Zwei veterans alike.”
Sega also released a launch trailer. The game is out now for $7.99 on the Switch eshop.
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