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The retro Sega title Phantasy Star appears to have finally received a Switch eShop release date. After missing its original launch in September, Sega's official Japanese Twitter account has now revealed the AGES version of the title will arrive on 31st October:

The game joins the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force IV on Nintendo's new system and is said to be priced at ¥925 (approx. £6.50 / $8.30). Not only does it allow fans to relive Sega's glory days but it also enhances the experience with a number of new features, adjustments and quality of life improvements to streamline the overall gameplay experience.

Dungeons now feature auto-mapping to make them easier to navigate and encountered monsters are added to a codex - allowing you to study them before battle. An item list also enables you to view all of the abilities and equipment in the game.

As the Japanese launch has only just been locked in, it's hard to say when exactly this Sega classic will arrive on the Switch eShop locally. We'll let you know as soon as we find out. Is Phantasy Star one of the Sega AGES games you've been looking forward to playing? Tell us below.