The Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher Sega Games Co., Ltd will be launching a new product come September this year. After some delay owing to quality and other issues with their former partner of the retro-console AtGames, Sega Games Co., Ltd during the Sega Fes 2019, announced that it will finally release a retro version of its Sega Genesis console later this year: the Sega Genesis Mini (in the US) and the Mega Drive Mini (in Japan). They equally added that the device would come with 40 built-in games and will be available in stores on September 19th, 2019, and according to Kotaku reports, it will be sold for $79.99 (£69.99/€79.99/AU$139.95).
Also, it seems versions of the retro gaming box that will be designed for other European countries (non-Japanese) will come with three-button controllers that connect via USB while the Japanese version will have a six-button controller.
For over the past years, gaming consoles have really been on a boom with consoles like; the NES Classic and the SNES Classic which was released a year later by Nintendo. Sony also came out with its own version, the PlayStation Classic last year, and this time around, Sega is launching its own new console.
Like other gaming consoles, Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic for say, the Sega Genesis Mini also have some hardware similarities to the original 16-bit Genesis console that launched back in August of 1989. Its included controller is virtually identical to the original in terms of its size and button configuration.
What Games will it contain?
The Genesis Retro Min Console will be launched with 40 games, including Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Castlevania Bloodlines, Comix Zone, Gunstar Heroes, Powerball, Puyo Puyo 2, Rent-a-Hero, Shining Force, Space Harrier II, Madaou Monogatari, ToeJam & Earl, and Wrestelball.