Space Harrier and Puyo Puyo are the latest to join the SEGA AGES collection for the Nintendo Switch on August 22 for $7.99 each! Space Harrier recaptures the spirit of the arcade classic while adding a new feature called Komainu Barrier Attack. To make your journey easier, the Komainu will shield you with a special barrier so you can plow through obstacles with ease. Take one hit, though, and you’ll lose their protection!
The SEGA AGES release of Puyo Puyo is the perfect way to play the first entry in the beloved puzzle series. Play against the computer or a friend in the original Arcade Mode, or duke it out online with other players from across the globe. If you feel you’re up to the challenge, you can test your skills on the leaderboards with the new Ranking System! Note that Nintendo Switch Online is required for online play.
About Space Harrier
In this third-person rail shooter with pseudo-3D graphics, you, as the young warrior Space Harrier, must save the peaceful Land of the Dragons from vicious creatures. With the help of the dragons and your superhuman abilities, it is up to you to blast your way through a variety of treacherous landscapes in order to defeat these beasts and save the day!
About Puyo Puyo
Based on the original arcade release, you’ll need to keep your reflexes razor sharp in this simple but highly engaging action puzzle game. Your objective is to create combos with four or more “Puyos” of the same color, all the while preventing these colorful blobs from reaching the top of your playfield. It’s a battle of skill and endurance in this entertaining game filled with charming characters!
Space Harrier and Puyo Puyo will be available individually on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas and Europe on August 22 for $7.99, with commensurate European pricing. For more information, please visit the official website at http://segaages.sega.com/.
About SEGA AGES
SEGA AGES is a series of classic SEGA titles being released on the Nintendo Switch™. Developed by M2, the Japanese developer known for high-quality ports of classic games such as the popular SEGA 3D Classics series on the Nintendo 3DS™, SEGA AGES aims to bring prominent titles from SEGA’s legacy catalog to fans around the world. From a selection of home console classics to a multitude of perfectly-emulated arcade games, SEGA AGES gives fans the ability to build their own unique retro SEGA collection.
SEGA AGES originally debuted as SEGA Ages Vol. 1 Shukudai ga Tant-R, a compilation of enhanced arcade ports of Puzzle & Action: Tant-R and Quiz Shukudai wo Wasuremashita, released on the Sega Saturn in 1996 in Japan. Over time, the SEGA Ages series grew to encompass enhanced ports of dozens of games across multiple systems. The series also made an appearance in the West with SEGA Ages: Volume 1, a collection of enhanced ports of Space Harrier, Out Run, and After Burner II, released in 1997 on the Sega Saturn. Now, SEGA AGES is being rebooted on the Nintendo Switch™, delivering the most faithful ports of Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, and arcade games for the current generation. As you would expect from the retro geniuses at M2, these games will stay true to their original forms while incorporating new features that bring a refreshing twist to these classic titles’ gameplay. For more information, please visit segaages.sega.com.
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