SEGA UK have today confirmed SEGA Vintage Collection 2 for Xbox Live Arcade. Among the games to be released in the new collection are Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles. Sonic 3 has been known about for a while after the achievements were released to the net a few weeks back which you can check out in our article here.
Sonic & Knuckles will also include the lock-on feature we informed you about 2 weeks ago if you have Sonic 3 and Sonic 2, a feature missing from the recent SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection version.
Other games to be released in this collection are -
Gunstar Heroes(XBLA, PSN)
Shinobi (Arcade) (XBLA)
Phantasy Star II (XBLA)
Altered Beast (XBLA)
New features in the games will include:
Re-worked for High-Definition
Network Play (Excludes Phantasy Star II, Shinobi, Comix Zone)
All of the games are currently planned to be released summer 2009 except for Sonic & Knuckles which will be released late summer 2009. No news on the collection being released outside of the UK yet but we will update you when we hear news.
SEGA Of America have confirmed in their blog that the games will be released in the U.S. too.
Also, SEGA have posted a blog entry about this news on their European blog confirming their release in the whole of Europe.