Sega confirms that the Genesis and Mega Drive Mini will be released in September 2019.
Following on from last year’s release of the disastrous Flashback HD, Sega’s iconic video game console has another chance to shine with the release of the Mega Drive Mini on September 19, 2019.
The Mega Drive Mini – or Genesis Mini in North America – contains 40 classic 16-bit games, an is indeed mini, measuring just 154 mm wide, 39 mm high, and 116 mm deep.
In Japan, the console will be available with one controller for 6,980 yen, or two controllers for 8,980 yen. This puts it in roughly the same price bracket as the Super NES Classic Mini. The controller itself is based on the popular Fighting Pad 6B. Additional controllers will also be sold separately.
Ten games have been confirmed so far, including Gunstar Heroes, Space Harrier II, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
The best news is that M2 – the studio being the excellent range of Sega Ages ports – are handling the conversions. Also good news is that the controller’s cable length is 2 metres. Sega, once again, does what Nintendon’t.
Here are the console’s specs, and the titles so far confirmed for the Japanese edition. Expect more details on the Western version soon.
Sega Mega Drive Mini Specs
- Console size – Width 154mm x 39 mm high x 16 mm deep
- Controller size: Width 140mm × Height 70mm × Depth 29mm
- Controller cable: 2 metres length
- Input: HDMI terminal,
- USB terminal (USB Micro-B)
- Video output: 720P, 480P
- Voice output: Linear PCM output from HDMI
- Menu music: Yuzo Koshiro
Sega Mega Drive Mini Game lineup (Confirmed titles)
- Gunstar Heroes
- Comix Zone
- Shining Force
- Space Harrier II
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Castlevnaia Bloodlines
- Puyo Puyo 2
- Madou Monogatari Ichi
- Wrestleball (Powerball)
- Rent a Hero
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