Something to look ahead to: If you have got been accumulating miniaturized retro gaming techniques (I’m pointing to you, Shawn Knight), you may be excited to know Sega is releasing a follow-up to the Mega Drive Mini this fall. The present phrase is that it is solely hitting Japan, however extra doubtless than not, the US will see a Sega Genesis Mini 2 someday later.
Sega introduced it has one other retro gaming mini console nearly prepared for launch. The Mega Drive Mini 2 is Sega’s second miniaturized retro console for the reason that Mega Drive Mini from a couple of years in the past. Well, technically, it is the third if you wish to embody the just about too tiny to play Game Gear Micros launched in 2020.
Currently, Sega solely has plans to launch the Mega Drive Mini 2 in Japan. However, the Sega Genesis Mini was fairly widespread within the US. While not within the bag, a delayed Genesis Mini 2 launch stateside and in different international locations appears fairly doubtless.
Unlike the primary miniaturized system, the Mega Drive Mini 2 will embody a few Sega CD video games — Sonic the Hedgehog CD and Shining Force CD. It additionally comes with 48 different classics like Silpheed, Virtua Racing, and Bonanza Bros. The video games are hardwired, devoted reproductions and haven’t been remastered or enhanced apart from to provide them a save operate.
Sega has not launched the complete recreation lineup but, however remember that if the mini console makes it to the US, the sport record will doubtless fluctuate. Some video games on the Mega Drive 2 are titles that had been solely launched in Japan and have by no means been localized.
The Mega Drive Mini 2’s MSRP is ¥9,980 ($75 US). Judging by the promo supplies, that value consists of one controller. The value is a bit greater than the earlier console (¥6,890), however that is not shocking contemplating inflation and the continuing chip scarcity. Sega may also launch a beauty Sega CD attachment for ¥4,500 ($37 US).
The 2019 Mega Drive Mini had a two-controller model with a big value bump (¥1,100). However, Sega’s announcement doesn’t point out a twin gamepad model. Perhaps nearer to launch, Sega will launch extra info, together with the complete video games record and attainable controller choices.