What to look forward to: If you’re a collector of miniature retro gaming systems (I’m pointing at you, Shaun Knight), you might be happy to know that Sega is releasing a sequel to the Mega Drive Mini this fall. Currently, it is said that it will only appear in Japan, but it is likely that the US will see the Sega Genesis Mini 2 sometime later.

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Sega announced he’s got another retro gaming mini console almost ready for release. Mega Drive Mini 2 is Sega’s second miniature retro console since Mega Drive Mini a few years ago. Well, technically, it’s the third one if you want to include one that’s almost too small to play. Micros gaming equipment released in 2020.

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Sega currently plans to launch the Mega Drive Mini 2 in Japan only. However, the Sega Genesis Mini was quite popular in the US. Although not in the bag, a delayed release of the Genesis Mini 2 in the US and elsewhere seems likely enough.

Unlike the first miniature system, Mega Drive Mini 2 will include a pair of Sega CD games – Sonic the Hedgehog CD and Shining Force CD. It also comes with 48 other classics such as Silpheed, Virtua Racing and Bonanza Bros. The games are programmed, faithful reproductions and have not been remastered or enhanced beyond the save feature.

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Sega has not released a full version of the game. arrangement for now, but be aware that if the miniconsole makes it to the US, the list of games will likely change. Some games on the Mega Drive 2 were only released in Japan and have never been localized.

The Mega Drive Mini 2’s MSRP is 9,980 yen ($75). Judging by the promotional materials, this price includes one controller. The price is a bit higher than the previous console (6,890 yen), but that’s not surprising given inflation and a constant shortage of chips. Sega will also release a Sega CD cosmetic app for 4,500 yen ($37).

The 2019 Mega Drive Mini had a dual controller version with a significant price increase (1,100 yen). However, Sega’s announcement did not list a dual controller version. Perhaps Sega will release more information closer to launch, including a full list of games and possible controller options.