Over the next 60 days, Sega plans to celebrate its anniversary with new exclusive content, interviews, store discounts, giveaways and a selection of mini-games inspired by the company’s back catalogue.
The weeklong festivities kick off beginning with the free games being released on Steam, alongside a host of discounts on Sega titles. All the games will be available for a limited time until October 19, before they will be permanently removed from Steam.
Check out the anniversary trailer below:
SEGA’s 60 days of celebrations start today!🎉
Get ready for:
💙 Free retro-inspired mini games
💙 Crazy discounts
💙 Exclusive interviews
💙 And much, much more!
— SEGA (@SEGA) October 14, 2020
The first free title will be Armor Of Heroes, which arrives on October 15, a competitive local multiplayer retro-inspired tank game with co-op options available. Endless Zone joins the selection on October 16, and has been described as a side-scrolling shooter which will merge the worlds of The Endless and Fantasy Zone.
Moving onto October 17, Streets Of Kamurocho blends the Yakuza series with Streets Of Rage to concoct an intense side-scrolling beat ‘em up. Each of the free games will be available until October 19 when they will be removed completely.
Additionally, fans who link their Steam accounts to the official Sega 60th website will be eligible to receive a free copy of the Sega Saturn title, NiGHTS Into Dreams. However, the account link must be made during the Sega celebration.
The full rundown of the event can be found at the Sega 60th Anniversary website here. Sega previously said that it plans to “aggressively” port more games to PC, following the success of Persona 4 Golden.