Sega is bringing several of its best games to iOS and Android devices with the Sega Forever collection.
Sega Forever Games
Sega Forever will launch tomorrow and bring five classic games to Android and iOS devices. The initial list will include Sonic the Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Altered Beast, Kid Chameleon, and Phantasy Star II. New games will be added on a bi-weekly basis and will span the company's entire history.
"As the Sega Forever collection expands through months and years, it will include both official emulations and ported games that pan all Sega console eras, each adapted specifically for mobile devices while remaining faithful to the original games," said Sega.
Beyond the promise of new games on a bi-weekly basis, we have no concrete information regarding which games will be available for this collection. However, the trailer shows a Dreamcast controller and a copy of Crazy Taxi so it seems that we will be getting games from Sega's final console. This is especially welcome as the Dreamcast had a lot of great games, but the system itself was overshadowed by Sony's PlayStation 2.
Classic Games With Modern Features
These may be classic games, but Sega has promised they will have several modern features to make them more convenient including cloud saves, online leaderboards, and Bluetooth controller support. Despite the inclusion of leaderboards and cloud save, Sega has said that all of the games in the Sega Forever collection will be playable offline.
The Sega Forever collection will be free, but users can pay $1.99 to turn off the ads that normally support the games. It is unclear if the $1.99 fee is for each game or the entire collection, but we imagine it would be per game. However, we have reached out to Sega for clarification and will update this story if we receive a response.
The Launch Trailer
We would be remiss if we didn't take a moment to discuss awesome trailer that Sega released in celebration of this collection. While it was light on gameplay, it certainly got us excited for the collection. The trailer had a very 90s vibe that reminded us of the old Sega ad campaigns from the company's heyday. It was so 90s and nostalgic that we half expected to see Sonic chugging Surge while skateboarding.
For more information, the launch trailer, in all its nostalgic glory, can be seen below.