In what might be the most unexpected news of the year so far, Sega have decided to return to the hardware market. Having partnered up with Japanese PC retailer Enterbrain, Sega are due to release a series of Netbooks. What makes these so appealing though is that they happen to be branded up in the style of a classic Sega console.
We're fast coming up to the thirtieth anniversary of the Famicom's Japanese launch and to celebrate Nintendo is offering a slew of classic 8-bit titles at a truly spectacular price. From now until the official anniversary in July, one classic Nintendo title per month will be made available to download for 30 of your English pence.
In an attempt to keep your Nintendo Wii U systems busy during the wait for an all new Legend of Zelda adventure, the Japanese software giants have delved into their past to create something special. The Nintendo Gamecube classic, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, is set for a HD remake on Nintendo's new console, due for release this year.
2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the treasure hunting puzzler, Lode Runner. Having first arrived on the Apple II in 1983, the game has since seen ports and remakes on countless systems over the years. To mark this celebration, a port of the original game has just been released for iOS and Android devices - Lode Runner Classic.
We've said it before and we'll say it again, scrolling shooters work fantastically on touchscreen devices. Treasure seem to have realised this too as they're now following a similar path to the likes of Cave. Now joining Espgaluda II and DoDonPachi Ressurection on Android's Google Play store is the 2001 arcade smash hit, Ikaruga.