Is a ‘SEGA Forever’ announcement coming this week? SEGA’s teases suggest so
[QUICK UPDATE: We have also been told that there is an Instgram page for SEGA Forever too! – Thanks for the update SOE :)]
Could this week (maybe even today?!) be when SEGA finally delivers the full details of SEGA Forever? As we reported previously, details on SEGA Forever were leaked a few weeks ago, when an eagle-eyed SEGA Nerd out there noticed something unusual about the Philippines version of Comix Zone on the iOS app store. It appeared that SEGA was planning on introducing a new mobile subscription service that could possibly contain classic SEGA titles – similar to Netflix (and other video services, but for games).
Then, last Tuesday (13th June) SEGA officially teased SEGA Forever to the press, with an awesome cassette full of retro SEGA tunes and a note that indicated our previous (above) thoughts are correct. We originally thought that SEGA would announce SEGA Forever officially at E3 last week, but that didn’t happen.
However, since Tuesday’s cassette tease, the SEGA Forever social account have been posting out an image a day, showcasing a classic SEGA console. The first day was just a tease of SEGA, but since then we’ve seen very artful photos of the SG-1000, Master System, Mega Drive/Genesis, Saturn and finally, yesterday (Sunday), we saw a photo of the Dreamcast.
Well, as you all should know, those are the main home systems that SEGA released (although they are missing my beloved Game Gear). So what could be next?
I’m thinking/hoping that SEGA will be revealing their new service, if not today, then in the next few days – as the company appears to be building up to it through these social posts. Could the next image could be of a smartphone showing the SEGA Forever logo?
Of course, SEGA could end up trolling us and start posting images of all the variations of their consoles (i.e. Mega Drive/Genesis MKII/MKIII) with attachments (i.e. Mega CD and 32X) and any genre-defining arcade games they’ve release over the years (i.e. Virtua Fighter, Virtua Cop etc.) … But I’m hoping they’re not going to do that.
We’ll just have to wait and see where SEGA takes us…
One final note, bar the first post, all images showing consoles have been posted to the SEGA Forever accounts just after 4pm GMT/11am EST – so that would be the ideal time to keep an eye on their social accounts!
You can find SEGA Forever’s Twitter account here, its Facebook account here and its Instagram page here. There is also a Reddit page, but it is currently locked down and private.