It’s official – Sega Genesis games and even some older Hudson games will be playable on the Nintendo Revolution.
Just as I predicted, Sega will be publishing many of their best Genesis games on the Nintendo Revolution’s Virtual Console. Nintendo’s Iwata officially announced in a keynote today that “Games specifically developed for the Sega Genesis will be available on the Revolution.”
Also, in another great addition to the Revolution’s Ultimate Backwards Compatibililty, many of Hudson’s old games like Bomberman from the TurboGrafix 16 will be availible.
As I also predicted earlier, Iwata wants to model the game download service to be similar to Apple’s iTunes Music Store. He was quoted as saying “I consider our Virtual Console concept the gamer version of Apple’s iPod download service.”… “With Nintendo Revolution we offer a combination of opportunities which cannot be matched.”
Nintendo also published a press release stating:
“Revolution owners will be able to relive their past gaming glories from the Sega Genesis console by playing a “best of” selection from more than 1,000 Genesis titles, as well as games sold for the TurboGrafx console (a system jointly developed by NEC and Hudson). These games join Revolution’s access to 20 years of fan-favorite Nintendo games from the NES(R), Super NES(R) and Nintendo(R) 64 eras.”
This is very exciting news, and I will post more details when I get all the info together. To hold you over, take a look at this collection of links detailing my past Revolution, Genesis, and TurboGrafx-16 coverage:
Best Sega Genesis Games For The Nintendo Revolution
The Nintendo Revolution – A Retrogaming Powerhouse
Can the Revolution Knock Out ROM Downloading?
N64 on Revolution Enhancements
Games That Pushed The Limits of the Genesis and TurboGrafix 16