Revenge of Shinobi Archive

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Sega Ages Online collections revealed

There have been rumours floating around for a while about classic SEGA games being released on XBLA, but SEGA have finally made it official and provided us with some new information to boot. The releases are set to make up part of a new “Sega Ages Online” series, and include six games released in two packs of three. The first pack consists of Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Revenge of Shinobi and Super Hang-On will be released in a collection called SEGA Classic Collection for 800 MSP. Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy in Monster World and Monster World IV will be released together in the aptly named Wonder Boy Collection also for 800 MSP. Each version will remain faithful to the original but with new features added such as Jukebox mode and Trial mode where you can compete against others for the top score.

These details are for the Japanese versions so it is possible a western release will see different box art or name changes. It will also be interesting to see if any further collections will be released for the Sega Ages Online series perhaps at a later date as Golden Axe, Golden Axe 3Streets of Rage and Streets of Rage 3 have also been spotted on a PEGI ratings board . Both of the announced collections are pencilled in for a Spring 2012 release.

Sources: Siliconera, Famitsu

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Sega Vintage Collections may be coming to XBLA

A compilation title called Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co. made a brief appearance on the Xbox marketplace earlier today before vanishing into thin air. Thankfully, the crafty team over at Xbox 360 Achievements were able to spot the details before the delisting occurred. Said to be included in the collection are the titular Alex Kidd along with Super Hang-On and Revenge of Shinobi.

Not content to sit back and monitor how that particular collection performs, Sega is also reportedly already working on bringing a second collection out. Both releases would contain all of the usual re-release staples: leaderboards, achievements, recordable and “challenging” new trial modes. Additionally, Sega purportedly has some sort of recordable and downloadable game session feature in the works.

The first collection will also have a few bullet-point elements that were not mentioned in connection with the followup. All three games that come in the download are said to allow players to choose the original Japanese dialogue if they prefer. Super Hang-On would also supposedly come with a 3D mode and in-game juke boxes. No word was given as to possible pricing or release dates, nor was it mentioned whether or not Revenge of Shinobi will allow players to take revenge on evil 3D Japanese juke boxes.

Source: Xbox 360 Achievements

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