Genesis Collection Coming to PSN, Free for Plus Subscribers

Bear with me here; I’m still recovering from the news that somebody poisoned the 130-year-old trees at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn, likely killing them, and HOLY CRAP THIS IS REAL LIFE.

Also real life is Sony’s announcement that some Sega Genesis “classics” are heading to the Playstation Network. They’ll each run for $4.99, or they’ll be free if you’re a Plus subscriber. They won’t be coming all at once, like the poison used to kill those trees; rather, they’ll be released in a trickle over the course of several months, and the Plus subscribers will also get them several weeks earlier than everyone else will. The sked:

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

This isn’t a bad deal, but we shouldn’t forget that all these games and many more are available on disc for $16. You know.

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