Sonic 1 & 2 and Other Genesis Games Coming to PSN Soon

Sonic 1 & 2 and Other Genesis Games Coming to PSN Soon

Thank God! For once in my life, there’s no shame in shopping in the Plus section. Sega is bringing it’s Genesis classics monthly to PSN starting with Sonic 1 on March 1st for free with trophies! That is, if you’re a Plus member. Non-plus PSN users can bend over and buy the game for $5 on March 29. Here’s the press release. Click Here to go to the official page.

SEGA Genesis Collection Coming Exclusively to PlayStation Plus Subscribers for FREE!

Gaming has come a long way since it became popular with the release of the Atari 2600. As the industry continued to build steam over the years that followed, we saw some iconic classics emerge. One publisher, SEGA, has definitely had its fair share of games that brought mass appeal in the early stages of gaming.

Whether it was our favorite blue hedgehog or playing couch co-op as two centurions tried to free Zeus’ daughter, SEGA created some of the most defining titles in video game history. Now, the SEGA Genesis Collection is coming to PlayStation Store. Starting March 29, SEGA will be rolling out the SEGA Genesis Collection, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Altered Beast, and more. All six of these titles will be playable on the PlayStation 3 and will include trophies. As a special gift and exclusive offer for our PlayStation Plus subscribers, the upcoming games (an almost $30 value) will be available two weeks early and free for one month each to download. To kick off the event, Sonic the Hedgehog will be available a full four weeks early on March 1 to PlayStation Plus subscribers!

View the full list of titles below (including release dates) and enjoy jumping into some gaming nostalgia.

PlayStation Plus Releases (free)
Sonic the Hedgehog – Available March 1 – April 5
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Available April 5 – May 3
Streets of Rage 2 – Available May 3 – May 31
Golden Axe 2 – Available May 31 – July 5
Comix Zone – Available July 5 – August 2
Altered Beast – Available August 2 – August 30

Regular PlayStation Store Release ($4.99 each)
Sonic the Hedgehog – March 29
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – April 19
Streets of Rage 2 – May 17
Golden Axe 2 – June 14
Comix Zone – July 19
Altered Beast – August 16

BTW, if you’re a non-plus PSN user, do yourself a favor. Buy Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection. For $20, you get over 40 Sega classics vs. $30 total for 5 games. Otherwise, I hope you really like trophies.

19 Comments

  1. Again with the re-release of Sonic 1 and Sonic 2! This has been done to death! Come on Sega stop beating up on a dead horse!

  2. …and this is supposed to make up for the lack of THE DREAMCAST COLLECTION, how?

    Still, good news for Plus members, I suppose.

  3. What, again?!

    Come on, Sega! We’ve played these games to death a thousand times over! No one cares about them anymmore! Give us some news on the 20th anniversary game already!

  4. wellllll i don’t mind this THAT much because i have a playstation 3 and i’ve always wondered why they aren’t on there.

  5. Yes, thank the Lord Almighty that PSN is finally actually STARTING to redeem itself from what sucked so much about it compared to Virtual Console and Live Arcade. But why not release just the Sonics bundled? The other kicker is Sonic & Knuckles with a lock on feature. Will we ever get that as DLC? Who knows.

  6. Cant be bothered ive alreadly got them all on the Sega collection for the PS3.

    There only re-releasing them again because they know the hardcore fans will buy it all again.

    I thought sega werent desprate for cash anymore?

  7. Wow, it’s been a whole week since we’ve had any news. C’mon Sega, what’s taking this new game announcement so long?

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