Sega has unveiled Mega Drive Mini 2, its latest retro mini console.
Last week, Sega hinted that it had a big “new project” to share with us this week, teasing that the show will apparently include guest appearances from Hiroyuki Miyazaki and Yosuke Okunari. Given the guests, it wasn’t a stretch to assume the secret new project might have something to do with a new retro Sega console – and it turns out that’s exactly what Sega was teasing.
As of now, we don’t have any information on English social media, but the reveal has been posted on Sega Japan’s official YouTube channel, which you can check out below:
The Mega Drive Mini 2 will include 50 Mega Drive and Mega CD titles, including Sonic CD, Virtua Racing and Fantasy Zone (thanks, NintendoLife). Other games confirmed so far include:
- Bonanza Bros.
- Fantasy area
- magic tarur to kun
- Mansion of Hidden Souls
- Popful Mail
- Brilliant Force CD
- shine in the darkness
- sonic cd
- Thunder Force IV
- Virtual race
Although there is no confirmation yet that the mini system will come to fans outside of Japan, Sega has confirmed that Mega Drive Mini 2 will be released to Japanese fans on October 27 and will cost ¥9,980, or around £60.
John from Digital Foundry was a huge fan of the original Mega Drive Mini.
“There’s so much to love about this product, from the brilliant recreation of the machine itself, to the excellent emulation and a simply stellar range of games,” he wrote. “Audio delay, input lag and scaling quirks prevent this from achieving absolute perfection – but for the purists there’s always the Analog Mega Sg for absolute authenticity.
“However, for a product aimed at recapturing the magic of a very special era of console gaming, it’s just superb. If you grew up on Sega’s 16-bit machine but haven’t played it since a while, it’s a must-have release – and possibly the best retro mini console yet.”