Shinobi and Fantasy Zone Ports Coming to Nintendo Switch

SEGA AGES is adding two more arcade games to the classic port line-up on Nintendo Switch later this month.

The retro gaming collection on the Switch features a large variety of titles like Columns II, Puyo Puyo, Virtua Racing, Phantasy Star, Sonic the Hedgehog and more.

The titles being ported to the Switch as part of SEGA AGES are being developed by M2, a Japanese developer known for porting classics on titles like SEGA 3D Classics, which released on Nintendo 3DS.

The ports of Shinobi and Fantasy Zone will each showcase unique features and upgrades from their original iterations.

“The challenging side-scrolling action title Shinobistrikes back with an AGES mode that gives a white-robed Musashi extra health and damage, and an added Melee butto nthat lets you dispatch enemies up close and personal. And if the hordes of ZEED are proving too much of a test, difficulty and stage select options have been implemented, along with a reverse time feature.

Long before Sonic, there was an adorable sentient ship named Opa-Opa, the star of SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone! This update to the vibrant arcade hit includes a helpful Coin Stock assist feature for those not as well versed in shooters, a Time Attack mode perfect for speedrunners, extra bosses, and even the option to play as Opa-Opa’s brother, Upa-Upa!
You can also expect the usual SEGA AGES accouterments such as replays, online leaderboards, and a host of other options to make these the definitive versions you can play on the go!” 
Shinobi and Fantasy Zone will be available individually for $7.99 on the Nintendo Switch eShop on Jan. 23, 2020.