Back in December, SEGA released the second SEGA 3D Classics Collection at retail, in Japan. That same collection was released earlier this year in North America. As for Europe, SEGA Europe’s lack of interest in releasing its own titles certainly worried fans, who didn’t really know whether the collection would also be released in their region.
At first, SEGA Europe had “nothing to say at the moment” about SEGA 3D Classics Collection. Then they more or less confirmed the collection would be released in Europe. After that, the collection was rated in Australia, basically confirming the European release. And earlier this week, SEGA revealed they would “talk” about the SEGA 3D Classics Collection on Friday.
It’s now Friday, and SEGA has sent a press release to confirm that SEGA 3D Classics Collection would indeed be released in Europe later this year. To be more precise, it will be available on November 4th! As such, we have updated our Upcoming Releases page!
Here’s the European boxart:
In case you forgot, or if you missed our posts about the Japanese and North American launches, here’s a rundown of the games included in the SEGA 3D Classics Collection:
- Power Drift – This sprite-based circuit racer puts you head to head against other AI racers in a twisting, turning, jumping, looping race to the finish.
- Puyo Puyo 2 – This head-to-head competitive puzzle game is simple to learn, hard to master, and compellingly addictive. Compete against the AI or friends in local multiplayer. Note: because of the quirks of trying to localize a game hard-coded in Japanese, the game has been left entirely in its original language. English instructions are available in the included digital manual.
- Maze Walker – Originally designed for the SegaScope 3-D glasses on the Sega Master System, Maze Walker comes to life on the 3DS, faithfully reproducing the sense of depth as players try to escape the mysterious, twisting maze filled with unknown dangers. Originally released as Maze Hunter for the Master System in the West.
- Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa – The sentient space ship Opa-Opa is back to defend its bases from evil (but cute!) invaders in the classic scrolling shooter. For SEGA history buffs, this version ofFantasy Zone II is the original Master System version.
- Fantasy Zone II W -Fantasy Zone II W, which was originally created for the Master System, is the version of Fantasy Zone II upgraded to the graphical capabilities of the System- 16 arcade board with added 3D effects. You can enjoy it in 2 game modes with different rules.
- Sonic The Hedgehog – The evil scientist, Dr. Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik), has snatched the animals of South Island, turning them into robot slaves. Only the famed blue blur can defeat Dr. Eggman and rescue the animals from his vile clutches in the game that started it all for the fastest hedgehog – Sonic!
- Thunder Blade – In Thunder Blade, players control a helicopter and use guns and missiles to destroy enemy vehicles while flying between buildings, through caves, and into enemy bases. The re-mastered version boasts stereoscopic 3D visuals and adds a host of new features.
- Galaxy Force II – As the star pilot of the Space Federation, it’s up to you to strap yourself into your TRY-X fighter and turn the tables on the invade forces of Halcyon and the Fourth Empire in this 3D shoot ’em up. This remastered version has upgraded graphics with double the resolution of the original for a more pleasing aesthetic.
- Altered Beast – Summoned from the dead by Zeus, players in Altered Beast must shape shift into various beasts and fight off hordes of demons to rescue the captured Athena from the clutches of Neff. Offers local co-op multiplayer.
Finally, here’s the recording of the SEGA Central Live, featuring SEGA 3D Classics Collection:
SEGA 3D Classics Collection (3DS) comes out on November 4th in Europe.
Source: SEGA PR