Sega's 3D Classic range shows no sign of slowing down, with Japanese gamers still getting to grips with Fantasy Zone II Double's new Link Loop Land mode while looking forward to this latest announcement - 3D Thunder Blade.

Originally released in arcades back in 1987, Thunder Blade was another game to use Sega's impressive "Super Scaler" hardware, generating beautiful "3D" environments from scaled sprites. Due to this unique and hi-tech approach none of the home ports bar the incredibly obscure X68000 (an expensive Japanese computer) came close to matching the thrill of the real thing.

Details are scarce at the moment, but they do at least include a mention of the now-obligatory "special mode" that will no doubt include some fresh take on the helicopter-flying arcade hit, as well as the ability to use the gyro sensor to control the action.

The game is due to hit the Japanese eShop on the 20th of August - is this the next title you were hoping to see? Let us know in the comments section below.