Sega Opens Retro Download Service

Sega today opened the official page for its soon-to-debut "Sega Game Honpo" service, a new subscription-based retro-gaming site where players can download and play an array of 16-bit games on their PCs. Starting November 20, Japanese gamers will be able to subscribe and play a growing selection of Mega Drive/Genesis games via the site, and Sega will gradually expand the library of games offered on a monthly basis.

The service charges a monthly fee of 1,000 yen (about $9) for unlimited downloads. 30 games will be available at launch, with about 10 new games joining them each month -- Sega plans to eventually build a library of more than 100 games, as well as community features where retro-gaming enthusiasts can meet and chat, and it's even considering releasing some Mega CD games.

News source: 1up

View: Sega Game Honpo website

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