Thursday, 6 November 2008

Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection confirmed

Enhanced 720p HD graphics! NOT...

Early last month I reported that there were rumours going round about an upcoming Mega Drive collection for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Well, today the rumours were confirmed as Sega is releasing the collection for the two consoles early next year. The collection will feature over 40 classic Mega Drive titles, plus bonus Master System and arcade games.

The games will be "upscaled" to HD, and by this they mean those awful filters that emulators have that make games look "blobby" rather than "blocky". Hopefully you'll be able to turn this off as the graphics look truly disastrous. Here is the full list of features:

Exclusive Unlockable Content: Unlock arcade games and interviews with the original game developers as you earn Achievements on the Xbox 360® and Trophies on the PLAYSTATION®3.

Hi-definition Upgrade: All titles included in the collection have been converted to vivid hi-def (720p) visuals to truly enhance that classic 2D experience!

Multi-player Option: Two players can now enjoy select titles together on the same console at home.

Mega Drive Titles:

  • 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
What, no Thunder Force games? Oh well, at least Streets of Rage 2 is on there. More pictures here.

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