Exciting News From This Weekend for this Retro Gamer
This weekend in Japan was Sega Fes 2019. This is a festival that is all about Sega and what entertainment they are introducing. The announcement that had everyone excited was for their Sega Mega Drive (known as the Sega Genesis in America) mini.
Last year at this same event, Sega announced this project. But people were not excited because of the company they were partnering with, AT Games. This company has released Sega Genesis clone systems several times already. You can find them on shelves at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, etc., right now. However, their quality is not good at all.
About six months after that announcement, Sega broke off their partnership with AT Games to take the Sega Genesis Mini production in house. They also partnered with the company M2 to rework the games for the system. M2 has done an awesome job with the Sega Ages collection for Nintendo and the Sega Genesis Classics Collection which released for Playstation 4, XBox and Nintendo last year.
The Sega Genesis Mini will debut in the U.S. September 19. Pricing hasn't been 100% set yet but it looks to by about $80. It will come with the system, two of the three button controllers (sorry, no six button controllers, which is a small disappointment) and forty games preloaded.
Ten of the games have been announced and they are fantastic, Ecco The Dolphin, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Space Harrier 2, Shining Force, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Toe Jam & Earl, Comix Zone, Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast and Gunstar Heroes. Yeah, not a bad one in that bunch.
It also has a slot that appears to be able to play Sega Genesis cartridges but that was not talked about. If that's the case, that makes this doubly as awesome.
No preorders are available as of yet. But still, this looks to be a great mini system, on par with the Nintendo and Super Nintendo mini systems.
It'll certainly look great next to my other mini systems.
If you want some more details, just go to genesismini.sega.com. Happy gaming friends.