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Update 2: The Sega Genesis Collection is announced for real this time with the newest Sega classic collection arriving on May 29 for PS4, Xbox One, and Steam. Once again, the collection was not announced for the Nintendo Switch.
Update 1: Looks like the announcement went up a little too early. A spokesperson for Sega reached out to USgamer with the following statement: "The gun was jumped a little bit there on the SEGA Genesis Classics announcement. When we are in a position to properly announce it, with an official release date and official SEGA communication, we will. Stay tuned!"
Original Story: Sega just surprise announced a new Sega Genesis Classics collection for the PS4 and Xbox One, but weirdly enough, not the Nintendo Switch. The new collection is expected to ship in May 2018 and will include over 50 games.
No word yet on which games specifically will be in the collection, although the release trailer teases a few of the obvious candidates like Sonic, Streets of Rage, and Golden Axe. The collection was first put up on Sega's press site (h/t Sega Nerds) but for some reason the company hasn't actually made the official announcement.
There was even a box art attached, meaning that there will be a physical release for the new Sega Genesis Classics collection on PS4 and Xbox One. But again, no mention of a Switch version. At the time of the official confirmation it doesn't seem like the collection will be making it to Nintendo's hybrid.
This is not the first Sega Genesis Collection the company has released. In 2009, a Genesis Collection was released physically for the PS3 and Xbox 360 and featured over 40 games, while on Steam you can purchase all the Genesis games in a bundle. There's also a mobile version of the collection on iOS and Android. This is the first time the collection is available on the newest generation of consoles however.
We've reached out to Sega for more details will update the story as more information becomes available. In the meantime, you can try and pour over the announcement trailer and see if you can pick out what games will be appearing in the new Genesis Collection.
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