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Rumour: SEGA Looking To Bring Classic Titles To 3DS eShop

Posted by Andy Green

Space Harrier coming first?

The 3DS eShop is the perfect place for old favourites from yesteryear to gain a new lease of life, and rumour has it SEGA has made plans to port some of its biggest classic titles to the service.

According to, SEGA is bringing the extremely popular arcade title Space Harrier to the 3DS in what will be known as 3D Space Harrier - an updated version of the game that takes full advantage of the 3DS and its capabilities.

Space Harrier is an on-rails shooter produced by Yu Suzuki which originally launched in arcades in 1985. It spawned several sequels, including Space Harrier II on the Mega Drive. Interestingly - if the rumour is true - it will mark the second time the game has been released in 3D. A special edition for the Sega Master System used the console's SegaScope 3D glasses to create an impression of depth.

What do you think to this rumour? Which other SEGA classics would you like to see on the 3DS? Let us know in the comments below.


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Shiryu said:

This would be very, very cool. "Afterburner 2" and "Galaxy Force 2" anyone?



Auracle said:

I'd like to see some classic SEGA titles hit the eShop. I haven't been able to play many of SEGA's well known oldies (except Sonic ), so this would be the perfect way to experience them.



seronja said:

this is great news =D i would also love alex kidd, streets of rage and gunstar heroes on the 3DS e-shop very much =D it just prove's SEGA does what Nintendon't haha xD




This is a great example of breathing new life into a classic. I have never actually owned the original in any form, but I would seriously consider a purchase if it was re-mastered in 3D!




And If we can make requests, I'm still waiting on Soleil/Crusdaer of Centy to see a digital release, but I'd take 3D Shining Force any day!



Gustoff said:

Awesome if this is true! Day one buy for me. I also agree with some of the other titles above:
-Alex Kidd
-Afterburner (Day 1 buy)
-Outrun (Day 1 buy)



Boo_Buster said:

I never had a Sega and always wanted to try Alex Kidd! Bring it Nintendo. All the Sonic home console games as well, please More 3D classics!! I bought 3 of them, so obviously I thought some were cool.



Geonjaha said:

So SEGA are pretty much making their own 3D Classics?
Awesome I suppose...we shall have to see. >.>
Maybe some good games will come later?



Takosuke said:

As long as it's the arcade version.

I loved the brief stint in the E-Shop where they produced quality ports of arcade games in 3D. Seems so long ago.



Hybrid said:

Mickey Mouse's Illusion series!
The timing is perfect, with Power of Illusion just out in NA



Windy said:

Bring it on! Phantasy Star, Shining Force, Outrun, Sonic there is a list of greats that should definately be a part of the 3ds virtual console. Hopefully they would consider making a couple games 3d classics



Windy said:

Btw Castle of Illusion would be a nice edition since this new game was the size of a demo at retail price Shameful!



slidecage said:

shining force day 1 even at 20

same with dragon force BUT is the 3ds big enough to do a dragon force game



Knuckles said:

Sonic 1-Knuckles remastered in 3D. I will buy all of them SEGA. 10 DOLLARS A PIECE.



retro_player_22 said:

Gimme Vectorman 1 & 2, Comix Zone, Sonic 1-3 and Knuckles, Streets of Rage 1-3, Shining Force I-2, Phantasy Star 1-4, and Gunstar Heroes all in 3D.



RIKANA said:

All Castle of Illusion, Golden Axe, and Altered Spirit for me. Maby the Power Rangers games, Pagemaster, and batman games.

but this looks like a lot of fun if Rumours are to be true :3



Spooky said:

It'd have to be Afterburner for me, seems a perfect fit for 3D. Space Harrier is a good choice to start with too. 3D aside i would love me some retro Phantasy Star on the go!



Ristar42 said:

Versions of Afterburner, Space Harrier, Hang On and my favourite game ever, OutRun, would be great additions to the 3DS e-shop. I was a big SEGA fan from the Master System onwards!



MAB said:

Mutant League Hockey/Football (online play)
Micro Machines 2 Turbo Tournament (online play)
Road Rash (online play)
Skitchin' (online play)
Rolling Thunder series
Techno Cop
Wolf Child
The Immortal
Two Crude Dudes
Weapon Lord



Mr-X9000 said:

ya space harrier
how bout after burner
or super thunder blade
or sonic CD
or even the original virtua fighter
or even



GamerFromJump said:

Create a release list in 5 steps:
1) Start with a list of all Genesis games.
2) Delete all titles found on "Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection" (No reruns!)
3) Delete all titles released for Wii VC (Ditto)
4) Delete all duplicate titles (that were basically the same on GEN and SNES)
5) That's your release list. Get to it.

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