SEGA has revealed that SEGA AGES Virtua Racing and Wonder Boy: Monster Land will release on Nintendo Switch this month.
SEGA AGES Virtua Racing has been dramatically overhauled the original game, with an improved framerate, a far greater draw distance, online matchmaking (and leaderboards), and a new Replay mechanic, as well as support for simultaneous local multiplayer for up to eight players.
Whereas SEGA AGES Wonder Boy: Monster Land introduces the Power Up New Game feature, that, essentially like New Game Plus, can be enabled at any time even if you haven’t beaten the game – allowing you to restart after a Game Over with the same gear.
It also has three new challenge modes – Sphinx and Monster Castle time attacks plus the Fire Ball score attack – online leaderboards, a Replay function, and a Money Hungry Mode.
The Money Hungry Mode plays on an unintended bug that existed in the arcade original, where players could increase the value of any hidden gold by quickly shaking the joystick. It remains enabled by default here, but the Money Hungry Mode will disable it.
SEGA AGES Virtua Racing
Take control of a formula one racing car and compete against the world’s best drivers in the first faithful reproduction of the arcade classic. Choose between the Normal Race mode that features four-to-five lap races, or put your endurance to the test by completing 20 laps in the Grand Prix Race. Your car’s performance is affected the longer you drive, so make sure you plan your pit stop strategy carefully so you can take the checkered flag!
Wonder Boy: Monster Land
After the defeat of the evil king, the kingdom of Wonder Land was a paradise…for a time. The peace was broken when a ferocious, fire-breathing dragon struck without warning and took over Wonder Land with a swarm of evil, monstrous henchmen, turning the once-peaceful land into the utterly chaotic Monster Land. Realizing he is Wonder Land’s last hope, Wonder Boy sets out on an incredible journey to rid the country of the monsters and defeat the “invincible” evil dragon.
SEGA AGES Virtua Racing and Wonder Boy: Monster Land will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch in Europe and North America on June 27th, priced at $7.99.