After Burner 2 leads Sega's second set of 3DS classics next year

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After Burner 2 leads Sega's second set of 3DS classics next year
Sega announced plans to re-release five games from its catalog on 3DS in 2015, the publisher announced today. The next set of "3D Classics" from Sega will reach North America and Europe next year, starting with After Burner 2 in early 2015. Sega plans to issue one game every month from that point on, each priced at $5.99 (£4.49 / €4.99) on Nintendo's 3DS eShop.

Though it did not list the order in which the games will appear on the eShop, the other four games getting the 3D relaunch treatment are Fantasy Zone, Fantasy Zone 2, OutRun and Thunder Blade. The first set of 3D Classics launched in late November 2013 and included games like Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Ecco the Dolphin and Shinobi 3. Games in the 3D Classic catalog such as Space Harrier feature additional game settings that allow players to optimize the difficulty, number of lives and other bonus functions, improving on the original games.
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RELIVE THE GOLDEN AGE OF ARCADE GAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON NINTENDO 3DS
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – November 3, 2014 – SEGA® of America Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today announce a second batch of 3D remasterings exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, spotlighting SEGA's arcade history. Beginning with the release of 3D After Burner II™ in early 2015, the second batch of titles will be released monthly and include 3D Fantasy Zone™, 3D OutRun™, 3D Fantasy Zone II™, and 3D Thunder Blade™. Not only does each title deliver a full-fledged vintage arcade experience, recreating the environment down to the mechanical sounds of the arcade machines themselves, but it also adds to the original experience with new modes, options, and original musical tracks.
"These games were completely re-built to offer a robust 3D experience that offers more modern gameplay while still keeping true to the original," commented John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America. "These are the best versions of some of our most unforgettable games and playing them is just like sitting in an arcade machine".
All games will be priced at MSRP $5.99/€4.99/£4.49 and will be available for download in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Please see SEGA's official blog at http://blogs.sega.com/ for further information and updates, including release date announcements.
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About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA® of America's Web site is located at www.sega.com

About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe's website is located at www.sega.com
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