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Sega Genesis Mini coming in September with 40 legendary games

Published: 19:01, 30 March 2019
Sega Genesis Mini and its controller
Sega Genesis Mini, controller

It seems there's no shortage of retro today and now we're going into Sega's neck of the woods with the company's announcement of Sega Genesis Mini, a shrunken version of their iconic console, better known around Europe as the Mega Drive.

Nevertheless, the US naming scheme prevailed in the end as the legendary 16-bit video entertainment system is coming back as Sega Genesis Mini.

The device comes with everything you need to play right in the box, which includes two classic 3-button gamepads, USB power adapter in the US, power cable and an HDMI cable too.

As for the games, Sega crammed the device with some classics like Sonic the Hedgehog - duh, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Space Harrier 2, Ecco the Dolphin, Shining Force and so on.

At the moment, the company confirmed only ten games, but they're promising more than "40 legendary Genesis games", which will be unveiled at a later date.

The game porting part of the job was handled by M2, who were already working with Sega on Sega 3D Classics collection.

Sega Genesis Mini launches worldwide on 19 September 2019 , with the full package going for $79.99 / £69.99 / €79.99 / AUD$139.95, so Europeans have not only lost the battle of the name, they lost the pricing one as well.

Obviously, bringing consoles back from the dead is proving to be all the rage these days, as Sony and Nintendo have already learned with their respective excursions into retro waters.

Both and Nintendo's sold a bunch and Sega will be hoping to emulate that, if not beat em. That, however, is likely to depend on the games lineup, the rest of which Sega are yet to reveal.

Sega Sega Genesis Mini announcement slide Sega Genesis

It is said that Genesis Mini is 55 per cent smaller than the original, which is expected for a more modern incarnation of the fan favourite.

With Atari coming back with updated Atari this is turning into one totally retro themed Saturday.

You can find out more on the official website .

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