Sega Announces Ports Of Classic Games For Nintendo 3DS

Sega Logo W/ Sonic

Sure, you’ve probably played a few different ports of your favorite classic Sega games by now on various video game consoles and emulators and what have you. But have you played them… in 3D? Sega is hoping owners of the Nintendo 3DS will be tempted to just that when they release a bevy of their hits from yesteryear in Nintendo’s eShop.

The titles being released are as follows:

  • 3D Space Harrier
  • 3D Super Hang-On
  • 3D Sonic The Hedgehog
  • 3D Altered Beast
  • 3D Ecco the Dolphin
  • 3D Galaxy Force II
  • 3D Shinobi III
  • 3D Streets of Rage

Sega will release two games at a time each week starting on November 28th and finishing on December 19th. 3D Space Harrier and 3D Super Hang-On were the first games to become available this past Monday.

Says Sega of America president and COO John Cheng:

“These games were completely re-built to offer a robust 3D experience that offers more modern gameplay while still keeping true to the original. We look forward to bringing these classic SEGA titles to Nintendo 3DS for fans – both old and new.”

Whoa guy, slow down, don’t get too excited.

There is, of course, a cost associated with downloading these games. To be precise, it will be $5.99 per game in the U.S., £4.49 in the U.K. That’s just enough to ensure that John Cheng can send his kids to college, but not so much as to give potential buyers sticker shock.

There are some questions raised by this announcement, too. How will 3D be used for these games? Will Sonic the Hedgehog fly out of the screen at you? Will Shinobi throw ninja stars in your face? Will it feel like you’re right there with the rage in 3D Streets of Rage? There’s only one way to find out: give Sega some money.

Which one of these games are you looking forward to replaying the most? Tell us in the comments section below.