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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]

New Vertical Screen Astro City Mini V Revealed With a Large Focus on Shoot-Em-Up Games

Friday, December 17th, 2021

A new version of the Astro City Mini has been revealed by SEGA Japan’s SEGA Toys division. Called the Astro City Mini V, this new version of the mini console features a vertically-orientated screen made for games that play in TATE mode. As a result, the system’s games library is specifically focused on TATE games, with a large amount being vertically-scrolling shoot-em-ups. Check out the reveal trailer below:

The Astro City Mini V will launch in Japan in 2022. There is no firm release date available at the time of writing. See below for a full list of included software:

– Zaxxon
– Action Fighter
– Wrestle War
– Desert Breaker
– Raiden
– Batsugun
– Dogyuun
– V-V
– Same!x3
– Out Zone
– Tatsujin
– Tatsujin-ou
– Shippu Mahou Daisakusen
– Armed Police Batrider
– Battle Bakraid
– Sengoku Ace
– Strikers 1945
– Gunbird
– Moon Cresta
– Terra Cresta
– Cosmo Police Galivan
– Sonic Wings

[Source: GSK on Twitter]

Mega Drive Mini Delayed to 2019 – AtGames Are Off the Project

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

SEGA’s Mega Drive mini console has been delayed to 2019 in an attempt to improve the system and aim for a worldwide launch.

The system was previously being developed by AtGames who have a notorious reputation for developing clone systems that don’t perform well or emulate sound accurately. SEGA is now working with a domestic Japanese software developer but the developer has not been named at this time. The statement from SEGA Japan says the developer has “a proven track record”. Could it be M2, the developers of the SEGA Ages ports?

SEGA’s Mega Drive and Genesis mini consoles will launch together worldwide in 2019.

[Source: Polygon]

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