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Sega 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage

SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage shipped in Japan this week. To mark the game’s launch, Famitsu caught up with developers Yosuke Okunari and Kagasei Shimomura for an interview.

During the short discussion, Okunari and Shimomura explain how they settled on the games to include for the latest collection. The two also commented on the additions of Alien Syndrome and Columns as well as why the two bonus games were chosen. If that wasn’t enough, Shimomura left the door open to returning to SEGA 3D Classics in the future.

Continue on below for our full translation.

SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage will be including a couple of bonuses for dedicated fans. If you have save data from SEGA 3D Reprint Archives or Sega 3D Reprint Archives 2, you’ll be able to unlock two extra games.

SEGA 3D Reprint Archives provides Girl’s Garden. Meanwhile, SEGA 3D Reprint Archives 2 unlocks Champion Boxing.


The night of Japanese 3DS trailers continues, as we now have a video for SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage. Have a look below.

The official SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage boxart was published today. Additionally, the first screenshots from Alien Syndrome and Columns have hit the next. View today’s images below.

Turbo Outrun and Thunder Force III were previously confirmed as two new additions in SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage. Thanks to the latest issue of Famitsu, another pair of titles are known to be included. The magazine’s latest issue notes that Alien Syndrome and Columns will both be in the package.

It’s unclear what sort of new features are planned for Alien Syndrome and Columns, but both will likely fall in line with other SEGA 3D Classics. We should find out more soon.


Thunder Force III and Turbo Outrun are both included in the Japanese package SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage. Today, details were shared about what’s new in the two games.

First, here are some screenshots of both:

3D Thunder Force III features the following:

– Interim Save: Can instantly save the game state anytime
– Interim Load: Loads the above interim save
– Replay: Records own gameplay for later viewing; replays can be fast forwarded
– KIDS Mode: Lowers difficulty with features like retaining weapons and claw and respawning with shield on death; doubles attack power

At the Tokyo Game Show today, SEGA announced the next game being added to SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage. Thunder Force III, originally released in 1990 for the SEGA Genesis, will be a part of the collection.

SEGA also said that it has acquired the rights to Technosoft’s IPs. The latter company crated Thunder Force III.

We’ve included an extended debut trailer for SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage showing Thunder Force III. Additionally, we have a bit of separate footage from that title plus 3D Turbo Outrun captured during SEGA’s TGS stage show.

In celebration of the 2016 Tokyo Game Show, the first trailer is in for SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage. Watch it below.

SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage launches in Japan on December 22. Sonic the Hedgehog 2, After Burner II, Super Hang-On, Streets of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes, and Turbo Outrun are confirmed for the package.

Update (8/31): Now that Famitsu is out, it seems that Turbo OutRun is also included.

Original (8/30): Today, SEGA revealed, via Famitsu, the third SEGA 3D Classics Collection game for Nintendo 3DS, called “SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage” in Japan. Like previous editions, this game will also feature several classic SEGA games remastered to work with the 3DS’ stereoscopic 3D, alongside various other improvements.

The following games, among others, will be included in the collection: After Burner II, Super Hang-On, Bare Kunckle II, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Gunstar Heroes.

Also included will be the most requested game from a survey that came with the previous game. Famitsu did not reveal that game, however they did reveal the games that placed fifth through second in that survey:

2. Virtua Racing

3. OutRunners

4. Gain Ground

5. Wing War

Finally, the game will also include the following games, which are already available on the 3DS eShop: 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2, 3D Afterburner II, 3D Streets of Rage 2, 3D Gunstar Heroes and 3D Super Hang-on.

Sega 3D Fukkoku Archives 3: Final Stage will be released in Japan on December 22nd. A Western release date has not yet been announced.

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