Sega announces mini Genesis system!!

It seems like the flames of the great Console Wars are being reignited! Following Nintendo and Sony’s lead, Sega has jumped on the mini console bandwagon by revealing that they will be releasing a scaled down version of the Sega Genesis. The system will come with two controllers, HDMI cable, a USB power adapter and a power cable. Forty games will be included in the system. Obviously this will include their mascot Sonic the Hedgehog. The other games listed are:

Ecco the Dolphin
Castlevania: Bloodlines
Space Harrier II
Shining Force
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
ToeJam & Earl
Comix Zone
Altered Beast
Gunstar Heroes

Sega will also launch the mini Genesis in Japan under the name “Mega Drive mini.” The mini console will come with one controller for 6,980 yen (about US$63), and with two controllers for 8,980 yen (about US$81). The console will include an HDMI connection and a USB port for charging. The list of games for the Japanese release slightly differs from the Western list.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Puyo Puyo 2
Shining Force: Kamigami no Isan (Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention)
Vampire Killer (Castlevania: Bloodlines)
Wrestleball (Powerball)
Gunstar Heroes
Comix Zone
Rent A Hero
Space Harrier II
Madō Monogatari I

The console was originally planned for release in 2018 but was delayed to this year for launch on September 10. Sega released the Mega Drive system in Japan on October 29, 1988 and in North America under the “Sega Genesis” name on August 14, 1989. Sega discontinued its console market in 2001 after suffering huge losses from commercial failures of the 32-X, Sega Saturn and Dreamcast consoles.

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