Retro News: Retro-Bit Partners with Sega to create Genesis, Saturn, and Dreamcast Hardware

On December 19th Retro-Bit announced a  Partnership with SEGA to produce hardware for the dreamcast SEGA Saturn and SEGA Genesis. This first round of releases will be revealed at CES 2018 and is set to include:

“several accessories that feature the same great quality as their original Sega counterparts like the original console port, but also with modern upgrades such as a USB® port for PC compatibility and Bluetooth®wireless technology.”

The article also states that these 3 consoles are not the only SEGA systems Retro-Bit would be permitted to create hardware for. What could this mean for the future, a Dreamcast and Saturn Classic Editions? Fingers crossed.
Special thanks to the YouTuber RGT 85 for making this well publicized.

Thank him by watching his episode on his channel; I like his speculation.

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Retro News: Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Announced for Switch, Xbox One, PC and PS4

Piggybacking off of the recent announcement of Megaman 11 and the future re-release of the of the entire Megaman X series, Capcom has again made my week with the announcement of a 30th Anniversary Street Fighter Collection. The collection is jam-packed with content, containing the following:

  • Street Fighter
  • Street Fighter 2
  • Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition
  • Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Street Fighter 2
  • Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo
  • Street Fighter Alpha
  • Street Fighter Alpha 2
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3
  • Street Fighter 3
  • Street Fighter 3: 2nd Impact
  • Street Fighter 3: Third Strike

In addition to the massive collection of games, there will be four games with online functionality including Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting, Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike.  The pack also contains a sprite viewer, versus CPU battles while waiting for online matchmaking and save states to bookmark single player progress. 

Street Fighter II was one of the first few games my cousin taught me to play when I was two years old, and for that reason the series has held a special place in my heart. I have spent countless hours on consoles and in arcades being thoroughly mediocre at this series, and relishing every second of it.

Is this a return of Capcom to its former glory? Or just a quick, albeit desirable, cash grab? 

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