LONDON, UK â€“ August 17th, 2005 â€“ SEGA Europe Ltd, is proud to offer retro fans another dose of nostalgic gaming fun with the release of SEGA Classics Collection for the Sony PlayStation 2Â® computer entertainment system. A compendium of eight timeless games including: Golden Axe, Out Run, Virtua Racing, Columns, Monaco GP, Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone, Tant R & Bonanza Bros, SEGA Classics Collection is due for release across Europe on 28th October 2005.
Previously only available on SEGA Master System SEGA Mega Drive or in the arcades, the titles, which changed the gaming world forever, will have enhanced sounds and graphics for a superior gameplay experience.
â€œItâ€™s great being able to play enhanced versions of these classic gamesâ€ said Matt Woodley, Creative Director SEGA Europe & America â€œJust goes to prove that good gameplay is timeless.â€
Whilst enabling gamers to re-live the early days of computer gaming SEGA Classics Collection will introduce a whole new audience to the retro classics. The games of yesteryear are proving to be just as appealing now as when first released and this collection has something to suit all ages and fans of all genres.
Golden Axe - Travel to the Dark Ages and wield magic spells as a warrior, maiden or dwarf.
OutRun - As you blaze across the checkpoint in your souped up racer, the road branches - which route will you take?
Virtua Racing - Grab the wheel and take a trip back into SEGA history in this remake of the arcade classic.
Columns - Arrange falling jewels in piles of three or more horizontally, vertically, or diagonally and remove them while making chains that earn you the big points.
Monaco GP - You'll leave plenty of tyre tread ripping through these crazy courses.
Space Harrier - Teleport to deep space in seconds to battle futuristic monsters and robots with lock-on lasers.
Fantasy Zone - Climb aboard your Opa-Opa and get rich quick as defeated enemies drop coins.
Tant R & Bonanza Bros - Play alone or grab three friends to play through 40 mini-games! Clear them all and you'll gain access to the special Bonus Game.
SEGA Classic Collection will be released across Europe 28th October 2005.
About SEGA Europe
SEGA Europe Ltd. is the European Publishing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europeâ€™s web site is located at www.sega-europe.com.