Relive your (something secret) days this November [update 2]

While at the Sega holiday event last week, one of the more promising titles I came across was the upcoming Genesis Collection for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable -- due sometime in November. Normally, I shy away from these collection-type games, but Sega has a special place in my heart. Growing up with just about every console, my fondest memories are the ones with the good ol' Genesis.

As for this collection, it pretty much will have the essentials. Not all of the 28 games included -- there will also be an additional three to unlock -- have been officially announced, but here are a few that were on the version I saw:
  • Shinobi II
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Golden Axe I, II, and III
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Altered Beast
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Phantasy Star
I've always wondered why Sega never released this kind of collection before, but it's about time they did. A Sega rep assured me that all the titles would be direct representations of the originals. So, no George Lucas-like revamps here. Are there any games missing from that initial list that you'd like to see included? ToeJam & Earl anyone?

[Update 1: Due to a miscommunication between us and the good folks at SEGA, we didn't realize the information formerly contained in this post was under embargo. As a result, they've asked us to remove the content until the embargo is up on July 15th. Thanks for understanding; our apologies.]

[Update 2: Embargo is up, post is restored.]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.