September Launch Announced for Sega Genesis Mini

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

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oprainfall | Sega Genesis Mini

 

You may recall that last September, Sega decided to delay the launch of the Sega Genesis Mini/Mega Drive Mini after the response to it in the west was bigger than expected. They said they wanted to have a level of quality their fans would expect, and brought in new developers to do so. Sega has now announced that it will launch on September 19th.

The mini system has four quick save slots, HDMI output, and language options. It will include a total of 40 games, and all necessary cables to use it. In addition, it was revealed that the system’s software was developed by M2, and the menu music was the work of Sega composer Yuzo Koshiro.

Genesis Mini | NA-EU Lineup

 

In North America, the Sega Genesis Mini emulator console will be sold for a price of $79.99, while in Europe the Mega Drive will set you back €69.99 (or €79.99 if you also want two USB controllers). In both of these regions, the system comes with the original 3-button controllers. The first ten games revealed for the system in these regions are:

  • Altered Beast
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Comix Zone
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Shining Force
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Space Harrier 2
  • ToeJam & Earl

 

Mega Drive Mini | Japan Lineup

In Japan, the emulator console will be sold for a price of 6,980 yen (or 8,980 yen if you also want two USB controllers). The first ten games revealed for the system in Japan are:

  • Comix Zone
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Madou Monogatari I
  • Puyo Puyo Tsu
  • Rent A Hero
  • Space Harrier II
  • Shining Force
  • Vampire Killer
  • Wrestleball

 

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