Newswire: Sega will start releasing its classic games as free mobile apps

Sega is launching a new mobile gaming initiative called Sega Forever, the long-lived publisher announced today. Under that banner, the company plans to bring loads of games from all eras of its 30-year history to Android and iOS devices as free-to-play apps. While all the games will share some universal trappings, they will be distinct releases rather than multiple parts of a larger Sega Forever app. They’ll come with ads built in—a common sight in free mobile games—and it’ll cost you $2 to remove them from any given game. The service is starting up tomorrow, June 22, with five Sega Genesis/Mega Drive games: Sonic The Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Phantasy Star II, Kid Chameleon, and Altered Beast. After that, Sega promises more games will be released every two weeks.

In an interview with, Sega’s Mike Evans, who’s credited with leading the creation …

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