SEGA Ages Soon Adding Two Classic Titles To Nintendo Switch (VIDEO)

SEGA Ages Soon Adding Two Classic Titles To Nintendo Switch (VIDEO)

The Nintendo Switch has become a platform of choice when it comes to porting old-school titles from gaming’s past, with series’ such as Arcade Archives and SEGA Ages bringing back quite a few retro experiences for the popular hybrid platform. The latter is gearing up to debut two more titles for the month of January 2020 (H/T Prima Games), with classic ninja slasher Shinobi and colorful side-scrolling shooter Fantasy Zone set to go live on January 23rd.

As per the game’s Nintendo eShop listing, Shinobi places players in the shoes of ninjutsu master Joe Musashi as he utilizes all manner of shurikens, swords, and throwing knives to defeat the enemy and rescue their hostages. Differing from the original, this updated SEGA Ages version utilizes several new options to make the notoriously challenging game a bit more approachable for new players. A melee button has been introduced for added score bonuses, as well as “AGES mode,” which upgrades Musashi’s weapons and durability for a “more achievable” time in battle. Check out the trailer and description below.

Ninjutsu master Joe Musashi returns in this classic side-scrolling platformer. Utilize shurikens, throwing knives, and more to defeat the enemy and free the hostages. Need more time? Use the rewind feature to move back in time to make sure you’re using your best moves. Challenge the SEGA AGES version of Shinobi by using the newly added melee button for a special bonus score. Or if you prefer something more achievable, try out the AGES mode and Joe Musashi will have upgraded weapons and increased durability.”

Fantasy Zone looks to follow a similar premise to the arcade “cute-em-up,” though also featuring some updates to the original. According to the eShop, the side-scroller follows mighty spaceship Opa-Opa as they blast their way through enemies and attempt to rescue the titular Fantasy Zone from a mysterious looming threat. In addition to upgradeable ship engines and weapons, the SEGA Ages version of the title also includes a means to play as Opa-Opa’s equally formidable brother Upa-Upa. Check out the trailer and description below.

An interplanetary monetary system collapses as its funds are mysteriously funneled towards the construction of a fortress in the Fantasy Zone. It’s up to Opa-Opa to rescue the Fantasy Zone and find the culprit responsible! Eliminate all the bases to reach the end boss and advance to the next level. Use lasers and bombs to destroy all enemies and take advantage of weapon and engine upgrades! Want a change in palette? Play as Opa-Opa’s brother, Upa-Upa!”

SEGA Ages’ Shinobi and Fantasy Zone are set to debut for Nintendo Switch on January 23rd, with each going for $7.99 USD.

What do you think? Are you glad two have these two classics coming to the Switch, or are you still waiting for another game to become available? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his weekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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