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SEGA Genesis Mini 2 Confirmed for North American Release

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

The SEGA Genesis Mini 2 is officially confirmed for a North American release on October 27th 2022.

In addition to this announcement we have a few new game reveals in the form of Rainbow Islands Extra, Splatterhouse 2, Rolling Thunder 2, Sonic 3D Blast, The Ooze and Vectorman 2. Sadly, Popful Mail and Magical Taruruto-kun don’t appear to have made the cut for the Genesis Mini 2.

The currently confirmed game list for the Genesis Mini 2 is in its entirety below:

– Sonic CD
– Shining Force CD
– Silpheed
– Mansion of Hidden Souls
– Night Striker
– The Ninja Warriors
– After Burner II
– Out Run
– Out Runners
– Virtua Racing
– Super Hang On
– Sonic 3D Blast
– Shining in the Darkness
– Vectorman 2
– The Ooze
– Bonanza Brothers
– Alien Soldier
– Rainbow Islands Extra
– Splatterhouse 2
– Rolling Thunder 2
– Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar
– Fantasy Zone (Bonus Game)
– Star Mobile (Bonus Game)

The SEGA Genesis Mini 2 will be an Amazon exclusive in North America, costing $103.80 and comes with the console itself, a single 6 button controller, power lead, power adapter and HDMI cable.

There is currently no word on whether the mini console is coming to the UK and Europe at this time.

Mega Drive 2 Mini Revealed in SEGA Japan Stream, Mega-CD Games Confirmed for Inclusion + Others

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

SEGA Japan have revealed the Mega Drive 2 Mini which expands the focus of the original Mega Drive Mini with the inclusion of “Mega CD games, arcade ports, unreleased games and a mysterious new game” according to GSK. 11 games have been revealed so far. See below for the full list:

– Silpheed (Mega-CD)
– Shining Force CD (Mega-CD)
– Sonic CD (Mega-CD)
– Yumemi Mystery Mansion (Mega-CD)
– Popful Mail (Mega-CD)
– Virtua Racing (Mega Drive)
– Bonanza Bros (Mega Drive)
– Shining in the Darkness (Mega Drive)
– Thunder Force IV (Mega Drive)
– Magical TarurÅ«to-kun (Mega Drive)
– Fantasy Zone (New Mega Drive Port)

The final release is promising 50 games in total and is due to release in Japan on October 27th 2022. The mini console is bundled with a 6 button controller. Also revealed during the stream is an entirely cosmetic Mega-CD 2 for the Mega Drive 2 Mini to lock onto, as well as a miniature Sonic CD CD-ROM and a Virtua Racing cart to pop into the cartridge slot. The Mega Drive Tower Mini 2 even has an expander so you can use it with the original Mega Drive Mini and a spacer for the 32X mini included in the original Mega Drive Tower Mini. Both are entirely non functional.

There is currently no word of a Western release for the new mini console.

[Source: VGC and SEGA Japan YouTube]

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