In a move certain to delight millions of gamers, Sega has launched SEGA Forever, a collection of classic Sega video games from every console era available on iOS and Android mobile devices for free,
Each game in the SEGA Forever lineup is free-to-play, ad-supported, playable offline, and includes new features like cloud saves, controller support, and leaderboards. For players who would rather play the games without interruptions, each game can be purchased for $1.99. As the SEGA Forever collection expands through months and years, it will include both official emulations and ported games that pan all SEGA console eras, each adapted specifically for mobile devices while remaining faithful to the original games.
The first batch of SEGA Forever games kicks off with five Genesis titles, all of which will be available to download for free on the Google Play Store for Android devices and on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, where they will be accompanied by iMessage sticker packs. The chosen five are the original Sonic The Hedgehog, Phantasy Star II, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon, and the original Altered Beast.
“Above all else SEGA Forever is a celebration of nostalgia. It’s about allowing fans to reconnect with past experiences and share them with family and friends in an accessible and convenient way,” said Mike Evans, CMO of SEGA’s Mobile Division in the West. “Join us on a journey of rediscovery as we roll out two decades of classic games free on mobile. Create your own ‘SEGA Forever folder’ and collect your favorite classics. Enjoy moments of nostalgia on the go, or sync a Bluetooth controller to enjoy a console-like experience in your living room. SEGA Forever democratizes retro gaming, and seeks to change how the world plays, rediscovers, and shares in classic game experiences.”
Post-launch, the SEGA Forever collection will continue to grow with additional releases every two weeks.