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Sega today announced SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, to be released spring next year. The collection will include enhanced versions of 40 classics, like Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3, Columns, Alien Storm, Ecco the Dolphin, Space Harrier, and cult classic, Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3. First images inside.

Sega press release:
LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (November 3, 2008) – SEGA® of Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc today announced the development of SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate 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 respected 16-bit Mega Drive years, as well as bonus content from its 8-bit Master System and 1980’s arcade era games library.

“SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection is a must-have for any SEGA enthusiast,” commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director for SEGA Europe. “Fans will get a chance to relive fond memories from these classic games in HD format.”

Developed by Backbone Entertainment, SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection contains over 40 celebrated SEGA classics 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, Alien Storm, Ecco the Dolphin, Space Harrier, and cult classic, Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3. The games in the collection have been reproduced with the utmost detail and accuracy to commend their originals. In addition, SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection can output the games in 720p with higher resolution graphics for HD televisions, bringing a new visual richness to these classic titles.

SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 is scheduled for worldwide release in early 2009. For all press assets, please visit www.sega-press.com.

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Manager - Shemale
Manager
Commented on 2008-11-06 23:25:45
Complete list according to the official site:
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Beyond Oasis
Bonanza Bros.
Columns
Comix Zone
Decap Attack starring Chuck D. Head
Dr. Robotnik's MBM
Dynamite Headdy
Ecco the Dolphin
Ecco II: The Tides of Time
E-SWAT
Fatal Labyrinth
Flicky
Gain Ground
Golden Axe I
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Kid Chameleon
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Ristar
Shining in the Darkness
Shining Force
Shining Force 2
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic and Knuckles
Sonic Spinball
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Super Thunder Blade
Vectorman
Vectorman 2

http://www.sega.co.uk/games/?g=577
In reply to
FireWire - IEEE 1394
FireWire
Commented on 2008-11-06 23:26:10
Are those actual screenshots or are they some how edited? Cause they look horrible. Almost better to get an emulator and some roms......
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moroboshi
moroboshi
Commented on 2008-11-06 23:26:29
"The collection will include enhanced versions". By that they mean a hideous blur/eagle filter over the top.

These should just be released as super cheap XBLA games, not stuck on a disc.
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Manager - Shemale
Manager
Commented on 2008-11-06 23:28:39
Seems like it's 30$, making it $0.75 a game.
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ZmokeR
ZmokeR
Commented on 2008-11-06 23:51:49
haha @ FireWire =) (nothing bad ageins you tho :) )
But i belive that that is ingame shotts yes =), how old are you?
Couse i am 28 and when i started to play games when i was young that was the GFX that all the games had hahaha.

Its realy funny to see those pictures now, couse i can realy agree with you man :)
They look horrible :D
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2008-11-06 23:58:03
so when they say "enhanced" they actually mean "blurred beyond all recognition" seriously. those look terrible. and once again, they're throwing out the SAME games we've had on previous mega drvie collection discs.

if they took some time to re-draw the sprites instead of applying a "cutout" and "blur" filter, then i'd be well up for this. but as it stands. i'd rather just play these games on my actual megadrive, or even my PSP.
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ZmokeR
ZmokeR
Commented on 2008-11-07 00:04:55
o i totaly missed that, i thaought it was about the gfx BEHIND all that shit they putt on those games in the screen shotts, Sry! dont hit me! *:)*

But yes now that i see, wtf have they done 2 it?
Are they MAD?
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FireWire - IEEE 1394
FireWire
Commented on 2008-11-07 00:14:39 In reply to ZmokeR
Posted by ZmokeR
o i totaly missed that, i thaought it was about the gfx BEHIND all that shit they putt on those games in the screen shotts, Sry! dont hit me! *:)*

But yes now that i see, wtf have they done 2 it?
Are they MAD?
Well done grasshopper!
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ZmokeR
ZmokeR
Commented on 2008-11-07 00:23:00
:P
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Joergen
Joergen
Commented on 2008-11-07 00:24:53
Gaah, blurtastic. The one thing that annoyed me about the XBLA versions of Sonic and Streets of Rage is the effin bilinear blur filter. Games like Duke3D had the sense to do it right, give an option between crystal clear pixels and blur to the liking of the user.

Sega has yet to have an emulator compilation that didnt have outrageous blur. The Xbox1 sega collections were pretty much unplayable at 480p.

The games looked far better on my 1985 28" CRT using the RGB cable on an original euro Megadrive.

Blur = no buy.
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ZmokeR
ZmokeR
Commented on 2008-11-07 00:32:28
Lol i just have to say before i go to sleep 4 tonight after 2h in End War (that owns btw):P

That LOL i remember when i played Eco the dolphin with those gfx (nott the blur tho) and i was like, MOM look at Those GFX! its so REAL hahahahahahaah
And she was like hmmm yea...

And now when i showed here Kz2 she said: When do the game begin? and i was like WtF? I said: That IS the game hahahah.

The point is (that about kz2 was NO flamebate) that the gfx in games have moved along so mutch so you neraly getting a little Tear in your eye.

And i wonder how the gfx will look in 12-15 years.
I be be 40 tho, but i can still promise you one thing. I will STILL be playing :P
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Redneck
Redneck
Commented on 2008-11-07 01:06:49 In reply to ZmokeR
Posted by ZmokeR
Lol i just have to say before i go to sleep 4 tonight after 2h in End War (that owns btw):P

That LOL i remember when i played Eco the dolphin with those gfx (nott the blur tho) and i was like, MOM look at Those GFX! its so REAL hahahahahahaah
And she was like hmmm yea...

And now when i showed here Kz2 she said: When do the game begin? and i was like WtF? I said: That IS the game hahahah.

The point is (that about kz2 was NO flamebate) that the gfx in games have moved along so mutch so you neraly getting a little Tear in your eye.

And i wonder how the gfx will look in 12-15 years.
I be be 40 tho, but i can still promise you one thing. I will STILL be playing :P
Yepp. I also played SNES and all, but when I first saw Super Mario on N64 I was like Wuuuuuuaaaaaaaaaaaat?!

And that was maybe ten years ago.

Today when I look at GoW2 and KZ2, I begin to sweat when I even dare thinking of the next gen...
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FireWire - IEEE 1394
FireWire
Commented on 2008-11-07 01:12:13 In reply to Redneck
Posted by Redneck
Yepp. I also played SNES and all, but when I first saw Super Mario on N64 I was like Wuuuuuuaaaaaaaaaaaat?!

And that was maybe ten years ago.

Today when I look at GoW2 and KZ2, I begin to sweat when I even dare thinking of the next gen...
Thing is GoW isn't really a game that in my opinion will revolutionize the aspect you are talking about. I think games like Half Life 1 and 2, Mirror's Edge, Fall Out 3, etc. are games where people will be immersed by and make people really feel like actually being in an interactive movie/story....

I do think Gow2 looks gorgeous though....
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obeydelmejor
obeydelmejor
Commented on 2008-11-07 01:33:17 In reply to Joergen
I remember there being an option to enable or disable the blur. I have Streets or Rage
Posted by Joergen
Gaah, blurtastic. The one thing that annoyed me about the XBLA versions of Sonic and Streets of Rage is the effin bilinear blur filter. Games like Duke3D had the sense to do it right, give an option between crystal clear pixels and blur to the liking of the user.

Sega has yet to have an emulator compilation that didnt have outrageous blur. The Xbox1 sega collections were pretty much unplayable at 480p.


The games looked far better on my 1985 28" CRT using the RGB cable on an original euro Megadrive.

Blur = no buy.
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md99
md99
Commented on 2008-11-07 01:39:01
Seems an updated 720p version of Shenmue has made the list too!

http://i38.tinypic.com/sv47xy.jpg

Go Sega!
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dirttbagg
dirttbagg
Commented on 2008-11-07 03:28:49 In reply to md99
Posted by md99
Seems an updated 720p version of Shenmue has made the list too!

http://i38.tinypic.com/sv47xy.jpg

Go Sega!
Seriously?
I remember that Shenmue was crazy looking when it came out becuase at the same time you had games like Super Mario 64 then along came the dreamcast.

Shenmue was one of the FEW sega games in 3d i actually liked
when sonic went to 3d ahahaha... new sonic looks ok though... then along comes wolf-sonic-rubber-hedgehog.

thats right wolfsonicrubberhedgehog you fail
Shenmue 2 also fails :P


.... I fail to lol (had to add that in there :P)
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rayko
rayko
Commented on 2008-11-07 05:52:45 In reply to ZmokeR
Posted by ZmokeR
And i wonder how the gfx will look in 12-15 years.
I be be 40 tho, but i can still promise you one thing. I will STILL be playing :P
The graphic will be the same but with some small changes in the way you controll the game. Just look at wii and the rumor about PS4 (almost the same power as PS3).
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yutaro
yutaro
Commented on 2008-11-07 06:31:07 In reply to md99
Posted by md99
Seems an updated 720p version of Shenmue has made the list too!

http://i38.tinypic.com/sv47xy.jpg

Go Sega!
Hahaha nice one! I hope Panzer Dragoon Blurta will make a return too.
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Sath - Missed the<br>hay
Sath
Commented on 2008-11-07 08:16:23
I loved the Shinobi in this collection, along side the first NG on NES.
Remember I had a emulator on PC and I found this and played it with my 360 controller, was so good!

Too bad they didnt enhanced the visuals like POP Classic or Bionic Commando.
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LittleBigMe
LittleBigMe
Commented on 2008-11-07 09:11:18
Damneth Thou Sega!

Some of the best games from your best times abound and I kept waiting all along to get to play "Streets_of_Rage"series and "Sonic_3D_Blast" on my PS2___ it never happened. I got the latest collection only for the original Sonic but nothing else great was there.

Now I have to buy a full Blu-Ray to play these 4 games. Not that its a complain on games part, Streets of Rage 1 alone is priceless, and I'd pay anything to be able to play that again in 720p and Sonic3D-Blast is yet another nostalgiac story.......but Sega could have done that years ago, they know people will buy it so they are capitalizing on it.
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docLEXfisti
docLEXfisti
Commented on 2008-11-07 09:30:46
That's what I call good news as an avid SEGA lover ... too bad there's no Gunstar Heroes, Batman & Robin or HardWired included ... Treasure and Zyrinx (Clockwork Tortoise later on) were in a league of their own ... hehehe
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Note
Note
Commented on 2008-11-07 11:05:00
Sigh... they probably have people who think upscaling DVDs to 1080p makes them look better making these 'enhancements'.
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helcio30
helcio30
Commented on 2008-11-07 11:37:16
Nostalgia. Entertainment guaranteed.
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ZmokeR
ZmokeR
Commented on 2008-11-07 12:59:06
Haha lol @DocLEXfisti.

I realy like your pic :P ( wonder why haha ;) )

And the second. At last i truly found a forum where there is no flame war every day ( like n4g) :D here i will be 4 a long time :P
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Darksyde
Darksyde
Commented on 2008-11-07 13:47:41 In reply to ZmokeR
Posted by ZmokeR
And the second. At last i truly found a forum where there is no flame war every day ( like n4g) :D here i will be 4 a long time :P
Oh this place isn't immune to flame wars and has its fair share. It's just better moderated most of the time. Boulet Time FTW.


Anyways, welcome and enjoy your stay. =)



Aaaaaaand... DAMN YOU SEGA AND YOUR BLUR. /angryface
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