Sega Forever will launch this week (either today or tomorrow, depending on where you are) on iOS and Android and will be free-to-play, making its money through short adverts that play before you start a game. "Join us on a journey of rediscovery as we roll out two decades of classic games free on mobile". The true fanatic gamers probably still own the original versions of these games and the consoles that they go with, but this works as a option for those who want to take their retro gaming on-the-go.
SEGA plans to release a new game every two weeks, until eventually incorporating titles from every SEGA console from the SG-1000 through to the Dreamcast. But for now, it looks like users in the USA can already download Sonic the Hedgehog to start collecting rings and fighting Dr. Robotnik.
In the end, Sega gets another incredibly viable revenue stream, larger awareness and excitement around its strongest IPs, and fans get to enjoy their nostalgia overload. Now, Sega is getting in on the action with the announcement that it's bringing a collection of its classic games to mobile for free.
Sega announced the Sega Forever mobile service the early morning on June 21, and not to waste any momentum, they will be making the first batch of retro games available for download on mobile in the U.S. the following day, June 22.
SEGASega have confirmed that Dreamcast title will be included
What's more, SEGA promises that the Forever collection will grow from here on out by one new title per month.
Sega Forever games offer offline play, full controller support for wireless Bluetooth peripherals and the ability to save your progress. This collection of classic Sega games will feature the ones you know and many some that you don't, and all are free to play, with ads included. For $2, all the games are unlocked, and ads are removed. From the website, sign up for the email alerts, since this is how you will be alerted when the games are announced and become available on both Google Play Store and Apple's App Store. The Sega Forever collection will be available for download worldwide, starting with Asia, from June 22nd.