During the Sega Fes 2019, Sega announced its goal to launch Sega Genesis Mini internationally on September 19th. Sega revealed details about the miniature console in Tokyo today. The good news is that the SEGA Genesis Mini and Mega Drive Mini will feature multiple regional versions of its games.
The version destined for the US market will be somewhat different from the launch of the version in Japan, like the inclusion of two Genesis controllers with three buttons instead of the six-button variant. The US model will include 40 popular Genesis games.
By this point of view, the gaming platform certainly hopes to be in the line of the retro 2.0 consoles that are doing well on the market with the new Sega Genesis Mini.
The company said that the US version will be sold for $ 79.99 USD. Although the Japanese version of the console market will be offered with one and two controller options, the US version will only be sold in the two controller bundle.
The games that it will include at least in Japanese version, confirmed by the company is classics like Sonic the Hedgehog 2, , Space Harrier II, Puyo Puyo 2, Shining Force, Gunstar Heroes and Comix Zone, Rent-a-Hero, Castlevania Bloodlines and Powerball.
The Genesis Mini is power-driven by a microUSB port and has an HDMI output with support for resolutions up to 720p. The controller is the six-button version of the Genesis gamepad.
It also supports instant saving within a game, which Sega said could make certain titles easier that many never finished in the 90s. Sega M2 is creating software for the system, which is why it is probably due to the delay in the development of the console.
Also, there is a reset button, but it does not work as in the original system. Moreover, like other retro models, there does not appear to be any support for downloads and no slot for cartridges like the Analogue SG.
The company hasn’t mentioned price for the European version but in Japan it will cost 6,980 yen (about 62 USD) with a controller, or 8,980 yen (82 USD) with two.