In the midst of Nintendo’s various GDC announcements this week was information
that the Virtual Console support for the new 3DS
handheld would include Sega’s Game Gear library. Sega has announced the first batch of titles that will be made available through the service.
The first 5 Game Gear titles being offered on the 3DS Virtual Console are:
Dragon Crystal Shirani’s Maze
Sonic & Tales 2
Sonic Drift 2
The pricing and exact release dates for the game have not been announced. The initial offering isn’t bad, but I wonder when and if we are going to see some of the “less mainstream” titles; Sega has a habit of reproducing the same retro games over and over such as Sonic, Shinobi, and the Phantasy Star titles... where are titles such as Defenders of Oasis and Chakan: The Forever Man?