Gunstar Heroes, Altered Beast and more confirmed for XBLA, PSN

Monday, 11th May 2009 16:10 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Sega just confirmed a Vintage Collection 2 for XBLA and PSN, including the long-rumoured Gunstar Heroes.

The platform shooter will be coming to both PSN and XBLA this summer, while the rest of the titles – Shinobi, Comix Zone, Phantasy Star 2, Sonic 3 and Sonic and Knuckles – will be XBLA-only.

Press release after the break.

SEGA Vintage Collection 2
(Available Summer 2009 on XBLA & PSN)

This summer, you will be able to individually download 7 classics from SEGA’s archive!

Gunstar Heroes (XBLA & PSN) – The classic side scrolling shooter from the SEGA Mega Drive returns to captivate fans new and old with its non-stop action and cooperative play.

Altered Beast (XBLA) – “Rise from your Grave” as the original Mega Drive launch game is reborn and comes to a new generation of gamers. Fight hordes of undead warriors and monsters as you return to battle in order to save Zeus’ daughter Athena.

Shinobi (arcade) (XBLA) – Battle your way through the “Ring of Five” as you save hostages with your ninja abilities.

Comix Zone (XBLA) – The game features an innovative art style that transports players directly into the panels of a comic as they fight their way to save a world from destruction as Sketch Turner. Everything from the speech bubble text, level design, and the revolutionary graphics scream COMIX!

Phantasy Star 2 (XBLA) – SEGA’s classic RPG which expanded on the success of the first with its epic storyline and battle system.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (XBLA) – The game that introduced Knuckles the Echidna comes to a new generation of gamers as Sonic explores Angel Island and discovers the true power of the Master Emerald. Speed through each level at lightning speeds as either Sonic or Tails as you foil Dr. Eggman’s in his new Death Egg station.

And Coming late Summer 2009!

Sonic and Knuckles (XBLA) – Picking up where Sonic the Hedgehog 3 left off, players can now play as Knuckles for the first time. In addition, if players already have Sonic the Hedgehog 3 or Sonic 2 in their library, they will be able to access the lock-on bonus content for each game for the very first time since the days of the SEGA MEGA DRIVE!

New Features Include:

• Re-worked for High-Definition
• Online Leaderboards
• Network Play (Excludes Phantasy Star II, Shinobi, Comix Zone)

Stay tuned for more information!



  1. Lutz

    Netowrk play? I hope it’s not as shite as the network play that they used for Streets of Rage 2.

    And “reworked” or just “whacked through a shit filter” ?

    Could be awesome, will most doubt just be the original.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. JonFE

    Is there a point to this? Most of these are already available in Sega Mega Drive: Ultimate Collection.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. TheTwelve

    Happy it’s not for XBL only…Gunstar Heroes that is, LOVED that game.


    #3 5 years ago
  4. Scyrenn

    Phantasy Star 2 is a good start I suppose…

    Now how about Landstalker? Shining Force II? Story of Thor?

    Oh well, I suppose I should just be happy XBLA will finally have a decent rpg… Still, more couldn’t hurt… :)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. TheTwelve


    #5 5 years ago
  6. Mike

    Altered Beast! I used to love that.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    I can barely contain my excitzzzzzzz.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Lutz

    JonFE: Good point, but Gunstar isn’t, and that’s easily the gem amongst this lot.

    Scyrenn & Mike: Altered Beast, Shining Force II and Story of Thor are all on the Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection that JonFE has linked to.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Scyrenn

    I know, but I just want a version of Shining Force II with decent achievements…

    Don’t quite know why, I finished SFII dozens of times, but now I want an achievement for it, damnit! :)

    #9 5 years ago
  10. SticKboy

    Where’s Kid Chameleon?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    He’s there, you just can’t see him.


    #11 5 years ago

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