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Re: SEGA 3D Classics series (3DS)

Post by Megamixer » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:02 pm

I think the problem with retro services/re-releases is that the popular games get released first and then the line will run out of steam before any of the more obscure stuff gets a chance. We've seen it happen with god knows how many Neo Geo re-releases where the famous stuff will get released first but then the interest dies in the service before anything else can be put out.

I think the 3D Classics series are definitely worth it for the attention and care that has so clearly been put into the presentation and options as well as the quality of the emulation which is superb.

That Turbo Outrun though...it must be released here! Kinda concerned that the 3DS is on its way out though in a sense so will more niche things like this make it to Europe?
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Re: SEGA 3D Classics series (3DS)

Post by ALK » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:49 pm

Megamixer wrote:
That Turbo Outrun though...it must be released here! Kinda concerned that the 3DS is on its way out though in a sense so will more niche things like this make it to Europe?
The GBA was supported with new games till around 2007 when its last big releases were the Final Fantasy V and VI ports, a good few years after the DS launch, while the DS still got releases a good while after the 3DS launch (Pokemon B2W2 and heck, Frozen DS was the highest selling Nintendo console games of 2014 in the UK. :lol: ).

The 3DS will still be supported for a good while. They're starting a new Pokemon Generation on the 3DS with Sun/Moon which they'll probably release sequels/a 3rd version to that along the way before the eventual Pokemon game for NX is ready (Just how Black and White was a short gen to fill the void before XY) and we already have a fair few 3DS releases in 2017 coming. I'm sure SEGA could squeeze the 3rd Collection in there somewhere, but the important thing is that the collection in November does decent enough and there's people asking SEGA kindly to bring the 3rd collection over here.

I think with Sonic 2, Gunstar Heroes and Streets of Rage 2 are big enough well known hits alone to sell it anyway....
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Re: SEGA 3D Classics series (3DS)

Post by batman877 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:00 pm

Megamixer wrote:Kinda concerned that the 3DS is on its way out though...
You really shouldn't be concerned. The 3DS is getting massive support from Nintendo at the moment, it really is in its element. There's plenty of quality full price releases coming out (check out 3DS Collecting thread), a thriving indie scene and the virtual console is continuing with all these SNES games! Even the streetpass plaza had a full update last month! I wonder if the 3DS with be integral to the new NX... similar to how the Vita is to the PS4. Perhaps it will work as a secondary controller, or even as a second screen?
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Re: SEGA 3D Classics series (3DS)

Post by ALK » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:00 pm

The next game in the 3rd collection is Thunder Force III

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/0 ... _force_iii
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Post by the_hawk » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:37 pm

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Re: SEGA 3D Classics series (3DS)

Post by Megamixer » Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:09 pm

batman877 wrote:
Megamixer wrote:Kinda concerned that the 3DS is on its way out though...
You really shouldn't be concerned. The 3DS is getting massive support from Nintendo at the moment, it really is in its element. There's plenty of quality full price releases coming out (check out 3DS Collecting thread), a thriving indie scene and the virtual console is continuing with all these SNES games! Even the streetpass plaza had a full update last month! I wonder if the 3DS with be integral to the new NX... similar to how the Vita is to the PS4. Perhaps it will work as a secondary controller, or even as a second screen?
Well yeah, mainstream stuff will be okay but I'm just wondering about stuff like the 3D Classics given how they mostly appeal to just us retro heads. Well, guess we can just wait and see!

I will be surprised if the 3DS is integral to NX...I mean, there are some great possibilities and a healthy install base but the hardware itself must be due to be replaced soon if you consider the traditional hardware lifetime cycle. Again, guess we'll just wait and see!
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Re: SEGA 3D Classics series (3DS)

Post by ALK » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:06 pm

And don't forget the rumors about the NX using carts/cards like 3DS. Wouldnt be surprised if it had 3DS Backwards Compatibility as a selling point. :lol:
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Re: SEGA 3D Classics series (3DS)

Post by shiftytigger » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:11 am

I nearly seltzered myself when I saw that Thunderforce 3 is the next game announced for the 3rd collection. Just hope it comes out here too.
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Re: SEGA 3D Classics series (3DS)

Post by silvergunner » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:12 am

shiftytigger wrote:I nearly seltzered myself when I saw that Thunderforce 3 is the next game announced for the 3rd collection. Just hope it comes out here too.
We can only hope it does. Silly region lock.

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Re: SEGA 3D Classics series (3DS)

Post by ALK » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:22 pm

SEGA has acquired all of Technosoft's IP, hence the Thunder Force III inclusion.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/0 ... ed_studios

Be interesting to see where this goes, both here and outside of the 3D Classics range....
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Re: SEGA 3D Classics series (3DS)

Post by ALK » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:48 pm

The final 2 games on the 3rd Japanese Collection are Alien Syndrome and *drum roll*.........Columns!

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/1 ... inal_stage

Bit underwhelming after Turbo Outrun and Thunder Force III but oh well, still a good package.
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Re: SEGA 3D Classics series (3DS)

Post by killbot » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:15 pm

Has it been confirmed whether we're getting any of this stuff?
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Re: SEGA 3D Classics series (3DS)

Post by RetroBob » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:36 pm

We're getting a physical release of the second collection.

They only just announced the two new ones for Japan, it might take a few months before they announce these as eShop titles here.
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Re: SEGA 3D Classics series (3DS)

Post by RetroBob » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:38 am

Has anyone seen anything of the PAL release of SEGA 3D Classics vol. 2? This was announced a few months back for a 4th November release. Nowhere seems to have this listed.
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Re: SEGA 3D Classics series (3DS)

Post by SpeedBreaker » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:45 am

The 3D Classics Collection is now available on the Australian e-shop, I guess it will be available in Europe too?
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