SEGA’s 3D Classics range has been well-received since it arrived here in the West in 2013. With a mixture of Mega Drive / Genesis and Arcade re-releases such as 3D Super Hang-On and 3D Streets of Rage, developer M2 eventually revealed a second batch of 3D Classics would be coming to the West from early 2015 onwards. These titles included; 3D After Burner II, 3D Fantasy Zone, 3D OutRun, and 3D Thunder Blade.
While many 3DS owners are still anticipating the release of a number of these games, it appears the Australia Classification Board (ACB) has now let slip some exciting new information regarding the popular 3D Classics line that not even Japan knows about yet.
The ACB has today rated 3D Streets of Rage 2. The request was filed by SEGA Europe, with Japanese developer M2 once again in charge of the development of the title.
With a sequel to the original 3D Streets of Rage now confirmed, if more waves or individual games are on the cards, what other classic SEGA titles would you like to see get ported across to the new line? Also let us know if you would be interested in picking up 3D Streets of Rage 2 when it is finally made available on the eShop.
How is it that we can get Sega Genesis games, BUT NOT SNES Games on our 3DS'??????
And... Yet still no Sonic 1, Sonic 3 or Sonic & Knuckles 3D classics. Typical.
Good. This is the one I've been waiting for. Also, Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Make it happen, SEGA!
Sonic the hedgehog 2 and I will be the happiest person ever! I'm excited for streets of rage 2 also. I grew up with that one.
MAYBE they're waiting to implement cross buy on the new loyalty program (which I think will be called New Club Nintendo LMAO) before releasing SNES games exclusively on the New3DS.
That's my point!
Why can't Ninty set aside a small team and do it?
This is fantastic news. My fave scrolling beat'em up on Megadrive and one of the best ever on any platform.
Happy Days, would also like Sonic 2, Golden Axe, Super Monaco GP (Arcade), Power Drift (Arcade)
I hope this 3rd wave includes Sonic 2 with the Hidden Palace Zone that's currently exclusive to smartphones.
The best Streets of Rage game coming with M2 treatment on 3DS, sign me up IMMEDIATELY!
This will be bought day one when it comes to Europe.
Now if they next do the best Sonic game, Sonic 2 with 3D treatment, my life will be even more complete.
The rest of the genesis sonic games for me. Would also like Ristar
Phantasy Star 1-4 and Shining Force series games in 3D too please!!!
I would buy every Phantasy Star game if it was remade as a 3D Classic.
These days I find side scrolling beat em ups pretty dull and repetitive in terms of gameplay. But SoR2 would be very very tempting. It was always my favorite, especially in 2 player mode.
COMIX ZONE 3D!!
I loved that game so much back then. I didn't own a Genesis but I rented it from time to time with this, Altered Beast and Golden Axe 2. Good times. Day one for me when it gets here.
I wish they would show the Wii U some love.I'm not really bothered about 16 bit as I can play them whenever but I long to play the best of Saturn ,Dreamcast and Arcade again,it's been too long.Call them HD Classics or Arcade Classics and give them the M2 treatment.Pointer controls for Virtua Cop,list of moves and combos on the Gamepad for Virtua Fighter and Fighting Vipers or a rear view mirror and race positions for Daytona and Virtua Racing.Simple additions but ones that could make these classics even better.Come on Sega,get yer finger out!
Powerdrift on 3ds please
@OorWullie We'll eventually get Sonic Advance on Wii U so that's progress!
@JaxonH Eh? Sonic The Hedgehog 1 is available.
2 players is really necessary in this one!
I'm loving how much love SEGA is giving all these 3D versions of its classic games.
It's finally becoming a reality. SEGA does what Nintendoesn't.
Streets of rage 2 day 1 buy, my favourite of the trilogy, such great music!
That's the best 3D news of all day!
@Grumblevolcano Yer right,it's something at least.That will be the first Sega game on VC wont it? Shenmue 1 and 2 next?
The thing that I hated about the first 3D Classic Streets of Rage was the fact that it was Local Multiplayer. Why would they make a game that originally required only copy now a game that requires two copies? I want to play Sonic Drift 2 and Streets of Rage, but it isn't as fun without any friends to play: None of my friends are willing to buy any of these games.
Fortunately, I can still play Super C and Ice Climbers with them.
I was holding out for this, knowing that SoR2 was way better than the first.
I'd like it if they put out 3D Classics of Bonanza Bros., Golden Axe, Decap-Attack, Vectorman, Comix Zone, Gain Ground, Toejam & Earl, Kid Chameleon, and Beyond Oasis.
Did I mix up the first one with the second one? Must have. There's only one Sonic that's released in 3D that I'm aware of. Oh right. It is the first one because they added in the spin dash.
Since watching that gameplay trailer for The 90's Arcade Racer I've been keen to play some of the early polygonal racers like Virtua Racing and Sega Rally (Namco's Ridge Racer, too). I expect it would be a bit more complicated to give them the same 3D treatment as their sprite-based games, but it would be cool.
If I'm really honest though I'd rather just have straight ports on the Wii U, but hey.
@OorWullie That's a bingo!
How is it that we don't get more SNES and Genesis / Mega Drive games on the Wii U!?!?! That's what I want.
This is the game I was waiting for so if this come to America then I will likely pick it up!
I´m only here to say that Streets of Rage 2 is the best beat´em up of all time.
Not Bare Knuckle 3 because of OP playable Shiva?
I thought Sega was going to be done making 3D Classics after the second wave but it looks they're working on a third wave. I hope that doesn't stop them from also bringing emulated Genesis/MD games to the Wii U eShop as well because they're not going to be able to do ALL of their games as 3D Classic.
And playable Ash!
it would be nice if they did 3d sonic advance for the 3ds also sonic 2, sonic 3,3d sonic from genesis, maybe virtual racing and fighting
Now THIS is the sega I know & love!! Not the one that puts put that Total war & football manager crud!! Please sega put classics on wii u?? I'm hoping the announcement of sonic advance is a sign of wii u classics to come!!
Sonic 3 and Knuckles remastered in 3D is at the top of my wishlist
How about the three games that constitute Shining Force 3? The 3DS could easily handle Saturn graphics, and the second and third instalments never made it to Europe. :'-(
poopitypoop just got real!!!!!!! awesome game!!!!!!sega 3d classics are the best
As much as I love SOR2 or BK2, I gotta pass on this one.
YES! Been waiting for this one! Hope they do Sonic 2 or Sonic CD, as well.
Also, "3D Streets of Rage" is pretty awesome. Buy it if you haven't already.
As for the debates why there's no SNES games for 3DS's Eshop, I assume it's because of the same reason there's no Gameboy or Gameboy Color games on WiiU. I think they want to keep some VC consoles exclusive.
I remember years ago they said TurboGraf-X games were coming to 3DS & WiiU, yet I'm still waiting for them... (Japan has some of them though.)
@JaxonH We have Sonic 1 already. (2 is the rubbish one).
Ya someone pointed that out to me. Which sucks even more cause I like Sonic 2 much more than the first.
Still, out of the 4 classic Sonic games why have they only released 1 of them? They're releasing every thing else...
Ports of these arcade games would be a dream come true for me - Enduro Racer, Daytona 1 and 2, Ferrari F355 Challenge, Super Monaco GP and Shinobi ><
Not only that, these things are all upgraded to be in 3D as well. 3D SNES remakes for the 3DS... GOOD LORD YES!
Pengo Arcade and OutRunners please!
Streets of Rage 2 is an outstanding game, but I don't really see how 3D benefits it. Not like the arcade shooters they updated, where the 3D added to the experience.
3D Gunstar Heroes and 3D Ristar would be nice, too.
@Farpun Oh hell yes that game would be so awesome in 3D if M2 does it.
I also wouldn't mind having a virtua cop 1 or 2 ported to my 3DS or even house of the dead 1 and 2.
Also I want sonic 2 and 3 the first sonic is cool and iconic and all that but if they make the full sonic and knuckles 3 package on the 3ds it will be glorious.
I still hope for nights into dreams because that title would be perfect for the 3DS.
Yes Yes Yes the best mega drive game one of my best games ever.
Awesome one of the best beatem ups of all time. I would love to see Gunstar Heroes, Phantasy Star 4, and someday Panzer Dragoon.
Alright, depending on the updates made, this one might be worth double dipping unlike the first game. Any chance they could do the third game with the original Japanese storyline intact rather than the butchered version we got due to the 90's era censors?
Streets of Rage really is the cream of the crop for console beat-em-ups. over 20 years later and I still boot up all three with my friends. Probably won't delve much into the 3DS versions since trying to get 2 player is like slicing off your finger with wire cutters.
However if Sega is paying attention to downloads to decide whether it's worth making Streets of rage 4, I will buy any and all retail versions of all of the games to show that I WANT SoR4 DEMET!!!
One of my favorite games of all time. Definitely will be picking that up. I have it on original Sega cart, iPad, iPhone, and PS3. All it needs is online co-op
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