Sega Announces Ultimate Genesis Collection
SEGA Corporation today announced the development of Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis 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 venerable 16-bit Genesis years as well as feature bonus content from its 8-bit Master System and 1980’s arcade era games library. Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection is slated to ship to retailers in North America in Spring of 2009.
"Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection is a must-have for any die-hard SEGA fan," says Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President of Marketing for SEGA of America, Inc "Fans have been chomping at the bit to get a chance to relive fond memories from these classic games, that time has come and it’s being presented this time in HD."
Developed by Backbone Entertainment, Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection contains over 40 classic SEGA games 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, Ecco the Dolphin, Shinobi III, Space Harrier, and fan favorite Streets of Rage. The games in the collection have been reproduced with the utmost detail and accuracy to the original games. In addition, Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection can output the games in 720p with higher resolution graphics for HD televisions, bringing a new visual richness to playing these classic titles.
Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system is set for release in the spring of 2009. For further information please go to www.sega.com/sonicsugc. For all press assets, please visit http://segapr.segaamerica.com.
About SEGA Corporation:
SEGA Corporation is a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home, encompassing consumer business, amusement machine sales and amusement center operations. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA® Corporation’s Web site is located at http://sega.jp.
Part of Foundation 9 Entertainment (www.F9E.com), the largest independent game developer in North America, Backbone specializes in developing original and licensed IP for all platforms and creating merchandising opportunities in diversified entertainment genres. Backbone is based in Emeryville, CA, Vancouver, BC, and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and can be found on the web at: www.backboneentertainment.com.
Backbone, along with The Collective, Pipeworks, ImaginEngine, and Digital Eclipse make up Foundation 9 Entertainment. The company’s studios have developed more than 300 titles, including more than 40 in 2005 alone. Foundation 9 Entertainment employs more than 350 employees, and has offices in Newport Beach, Emeryville, Vancouver, Boston, Eugene, Charlottetown and Honolulu. For more information on Foundation 9 Entertainment, please visit: www.F9E.com.