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Prior to the Tokyo Game Show, SEGA gave fans the opportunity to vote on the games it wants to see as part of SEGA Ages. During a stage show at the event earlier today, the results were announced.

The fan voting panned out as follows:

A new game was revealed for the SEGA Ages lineup on Switch during the Tokyo Game Show today. The news was just delivered during a stage show event.

This announcement is quite significant. Many years ago, SEGA and M2 expressed interest in bringing Virtua Racing to 3DS during the SEGA 3D Classics era, but it never panned out. Now the two sides will finally be able to make a digital release possible on Nintendo’s console.

Switch owners can begin to enjoy some SEGA classics at home or on the go with the SEGA Ages collection on Switch, starting with two titles released this week: “Sonic the Hedgehog” and “Thunder Force IV”. Following this will be steady releases including “Phantasy Star”, “Alex Kidd in Miracle World”, “Gain Ground” and many more.

Last week’s issue of Famitsu has a mini-interview with Rieko Kodama, lead producer and director of SEGA AGES, to offer some insight on upcoming titles. Check out below for our translation.

SEGA has passed along a video showing Sonic the Hedgehog and Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar (known as Thunder Force IV) on Switch under the SEGA Ages line. Check it out below.

With the first SEGA Ages titles launching for the Nintendo Switch eShop today in Japan, NintenDaan has posted some early footage of the original Sonic the Hedgehog on the platform.

The demonstration shows off a bit of the setting that players may customize their game with, as well as the format of viewing the classic platformer.

Be sure to check out NintenDaan’s footage below.

SEGA has prepared trailers for its first SEGA Ages titles on Switch. Watch videos for Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force IV below, both of which just launched on the Japanese eShop.

There are already quite a few games that are part of the SEGA Ages lineup, with more on the way. SEGA is now holding a survey via Twitter, asking fans which games to want to see added. The survey only runs for a couple of days, until September 17, 23:59 JST, as the results will announced on September 22nd at the SEGA Ages stage event at Tokyo Game Show. Click here to take part in the journey via Twitter; fill in the name of the game in the brackets. It’s probably best to use the game’s Japanese name, as this is essentially a Japanese survey.

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SEGA has provided a batch of details about what’s new in its second round of SEGA Ages games for Switch. Find information on Out Run, Columns II, Thunder Force AC, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 below, courtesy of Gematsu.

Ahead of the first round of SEGA Ages releases, a handful of screenshots were just unveiled of games like Sonic, Thunder Force, and more. You can check them out below.

SEGA Ages will finally debut on Switch next week. As revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu, Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force IV are planned for September 20.

Both titles were originally slated for August. However, SEGA ended up delaying both releases at the last minute.

Phantasy Star, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, and Gain Ground are also on the way for SEGA Ages on Switch. Famitsu revealed this week that Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Columns II, Out Run, and Thunder Force AC are planned for the second batch of titles.

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