A new service announced today, info from Segabits. While im not really a mobile gamer it has been said if this is successful then consoles are a possibility
SEGA Forever has officially been revealed, the service has been a mystery to fans since it was leaked a while back as it was being tested. We even did a SEGA News Bits on SEGA Forever (expect a follow up one now that the product has been fully detailed) on what the service could be. But what is it? According to the press release, which you can read in full after the break, SEGA Forever is a mobile name for classic SEGA re-releases on both Android and iPhone. Prior to this, a rumor came around that it was supposed to be ‘a subscription service’, but this press release says you get the option to play either free, ad supported version of the game or unlock it forever (SEGA Forever) for $1.99.
They promise to cover the following SEGA consoles:
The service will launch on June 22nd with the following five games, new releases every couple of weeks:
Sonic the Hedgehog
Phantasy Star II
The press release also goes into the fact that the games will support leaderboards, cloud saves, offline play, controller support, community news feed, and a ton of languages for menus. So the real question is, what is you opinion on SEGA Forever? Is this what you expected, another re-branding service for retro SEGA re-releases?
SEGA Forever offers retro gaming fans an ever-expanding collection of
classic SEGA games, available
free-to-play on mobile platforms. Each game is available for download as an individual ad-supported title, with the option to remove all ads via in-app purchase for $1.99 (regardless of original console generation).
SEGA Forever allows you to create your ultimate retro gaming playlist. Unlike previously released classic game collections, fans can set up a dedicated folder of favorites on their mobile device and curate a personal collection of retro games chosen from titles spanning two decades of SEGA history. The upcoming lineup will include games from all console eras, including:
First five games launch June 22, followed by new releases, each as a standalone app*, every couple of weeks:
Sonic The Hedgehog
Phantasy Star II
Added features within SEGA Forever games:
Community News Feed
SEGA Forever menu screen languages in English, French,Italian, German, Spanish, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese
iOS & Android (at launch June 22)
Worldwide (excluding Japan, Mainland China, and North Korea)
Social channel links: