Ichidant-R and Columns II Will Put Your Intellect to the Test

Boost Your Brain Power Starting Today on Nintendo Switch™


IRVINE, Calif. - October 17, 2019
- Lacking mental focus in your daily life? Maybe the best medicine is to try your hand at two mind-bending puzzle games - Ichidant-R and Columns II, now available as part of the SEGA AGES line-up for the Nintendo Switch!

Neither of these titles have ever been released in the West, so this is a fantastic opportunity for many of you to try out them out for the very first time, either locally or online. Whether you're battling your friends in incredibly bizarre mini-games with Ichidant-R, or find yourself gripping the Joy-Con like a vice while playing the Infinite Jewel mode in Columns II, there's plenty of amazing value here to indulge in!

About Ichidant-R

Originally released for Japanese arcades back in 1994, this unique spin-off from Bonanza Bros. features a compilation of wacky mini-games that require sharp thinking and quick reflexes, all set in a fantasy medieval backdrop where you must save a princess from the Demon King. Experience "puzzle and action" in this definitive party game.

About Columns II

Match jewels, fossils, and disks as you take a voyage through time in the second installment of this fun and exciting puzzle series. Control the falling pieces and aim for three-in-a-row in any direction to clear the screen before they stack to the top. Switch between multiple game modes, like "Flash Columns" where you target flashing jewels and unlock secret Jewel Case characters, or "Versus Columns" that pits friends against one another.

Ichidant-R and Columns II are now available individually on the Nintendo Switch eShop in the Americas and Europe for $7.99 (with commensurate European pricing). For more information, please visit the official website at http://segaages.sega.com/.

About SEGA AGES

SEGA AGES is a series of classic SEGA titles being released on the Nintendo Switch™. Developed by M2, the Japanese developer known for high-quality ports of classic games such as the popular SEGA 3D Classics series on the Nintendo 3DS™, SEGA AGES aims to bring prominent titles from SEGA's legacy catalog to fans around the world. From a selection of home console classics to a multitude of perfectly-emulated arcade games, SEGA AGES gives fans the ability to build their own unique retro SEGA collection.

SEGA AGES originally debuted as SEGA Ages Vol. 1 Shukudai ga Tant-R, a compilation of enhanced arcade ports of Puzzle & Action: Tant-R and Quiz Shukudai wo Wasuremashita, released on the Sega Saturn in 1996 in Japan. Over time, the SEGA Ages series grew to encompass enhanced ports of dozens of games across multiple systems. The series also made an appearance in the West with SEGA Ages: Volume 1, a collection of enhanced ports of Space Harrier, Out Run, and After Burner II, released in 1997 on the Sega Saturn. Now, SEGA AGES is being rebooted on the Nintendo Switch™, delivering the most faithful ports of Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, and arcade games for the current generation. As you would expect from the retro geniuses at M2, these games will stay true to their original forms while incorporating new features that bring a refreshing twist to these classic titles' gameplay. For more information, please visit segaages.sega.com.

About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
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