Grab ’em when you can, ’cause when they’re gone, they’re gone.
For about a week now, Sega’s been hosting a big event on Steam for their 60th Anniversary. Yes, Sega was established in 1960. Or, to be more specific, their predecessor company, Nihon Goraku Bussan Co. Ltd., was established in 1960. Kind of a reach, but I’m not one to turn down a celebration. Various Sega and Sega-affiliated games like the Yakuza series, Sonic the Hedgehog games, and Persona 4 Golden have been on sale, and they’ve been giving away free copies of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. I assumed that would be the long and short of it, but as it turns out, they’ve got some additional goodies to give away over the next few days.
Starting today, Sega will be giving away free Steam copies of several small games they’ve been hiding under their belt. Each day, for the next few days, a new game will be added to Steam, and you can claim a copy for free and add it to your library. You gotta do it during the celebration, though, ’cause come October 19, all of these games will be removed from Steam indefinitely.
- Today, October 15, you can claim Armor of Heroes, a top-down tank combat game inspired by Sega’s Company of Heroes series. You can play by yourself or with up to three other players in couch PVP.
- On October 16, you can claim Endless Zone, a sidescrolling shooter that was produced by mashing together two Sega classics, Endless Space and Fantasy Zone. No Opa-Opa though, unfortunately.
- On October 17, you can claim Streets of Kamurocho, a Streets of Rage tribute starring Kiryu Kazuma and Goro Majima of the Yakuza series. Good reminder that Yakuza: Like a Dragon is right around the corner…
- Finally, on October 18, you can claim Golden Axed, an unreleased prototype of a Golden Axe reboot that was shelved when Sega Studios Australia closed in 2013. It’s just a one-level proof of concept, but it’s cool to get a glimpse of what may have been.
Remember, the Sega anniversary event ends October 19, so get these games while they’re hot.