Sega has decided to end their SEGA Ages line of re-releasing classic games on Nintendo Switch, which began two years ago.
This comes from an interview with Yosuke Okunari, a creative producer within Sega, through Japanese outlet “Game and Watch.” As translated by Nintendo Everything, Okunari stated “Although the SEGA Ages project has come to an end with the release of Herzog Zwei, there are many games in the collection you can still buy and play. So please check them out if you don’t own them yet. However, this doesn’t mean that this is the end of SEGA’s plans to re-release past titles.”
Okunari continues and says how he can’t state whether or not they will stay working with M2, the company responsible for the emulation. Interestingly enough, Tsuyoshi Matsuoka of M2 states “For us at M2, there are still a lot of other titles we want to port over as well. Personally speaking, I want to re-release SEGA’s entire history of interactive games!”
Sega brought the SEGA Ages brand to Nintendo Switch in 2018 and has put out 19 titles since then. Sega Ages: Herzog Zwei was announced for Japan and will be the finale; however, it has yet to be announced for a worldwide release. Many fans have been hoping for Sega to re-release Dreamcast games, so the dream may not be dead if Okunari and M2’s statements are to be believed.
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