Classic Co-Op Sega Genesis Titles Hitting the PSN
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Classic Co-Op Sega Genesis Titles Hitting the PSN

What do Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage 2, Golden Axe 2, Comix Zone, and Altered Beast have is common?  Give up?  They will all be available on the PlayStation Network for $4.99 each. If you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber you will get all six titles for the low, low price of nada.  Zip, zilch, zero. (Aside from the initial PlayStation Plus subscription fee.)  Each title is a timed release, so you can expect one new game a month through August.  PlayStation Plus members will get the games earlier than regular Sony customers.  They're also better looking and have more friends.  

As an added bonus, each title will have Trophies.  According to Playstation.blog the titles will have online support, which includes online leaderboards.  There will also be online co-op for Sonic 2, Streets of Rage 2, Golden Axe 2, and Altered Beast.  The free downloads are offered for a limited time, so pay attention.  Time is running out on the first game, Sonic 1.  You can see game availability after the break.

PlayStation Plus Releases (free)

  • Sonic the Hedgehog – Available March 1 – April 5
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Available April 5 – May 3
  • Streets of Rage 2 – Available May 3 – May 31
  • Golden Axe 2 – Available May 31 – July 5
  • Comix Zone – Available July 5 – August 2
  • Altered Beast – Available August 2 – August 30

Regular PlayStation Store Release ($4.99 each)

  • Sonic the Hedgehog – March 29
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – April 19
  • Streets of Rage 2 – May 17
  • Golden Axe 2 – June 14
  • Comix Zone – July 19
  • Altered Beast – August 16

Source: Blog.us.playstation.com

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