This month, Sega will finally start bringing classic games to the Nintendo Switch under the Sega Ages banner, after a brief delay pushed the initiative out of August. The breadth of games getting the special treatment is quite impressive already, from iconic platforms like Sonic the Hedgehog to the beloved JRPG Phantasy Star. Now a new addition has been announced, and it’s likely the oddest of the lot.
Space Harrier, Sega’s groundbreaking shoot’em up from 1986, will be joining Sega Ages at an unspecified date. The game is well known for its fantastic music and psychedelic visuals, and it’s appeared in the likes of Shenmue and Yakuza since it launched. Fittingly, this new port was confirmed by a bizarre source – a collaboration commercial with the anime High School Girl.
Space Harrier is one of my all-time favorite games so it’s good to see it gracing yet another home console!