Sega Genesis Mini Officially Announced By Sega
Sega may be out of the console game in modern times, but the company was once at the peak of the gaming scene with their 16-bit hardware, the Mega Drive, a.k.a. the Genesis. The system was defined by its popular arcade titles as well as its rivalry with Nintendo’s NES, but it looks like Sega will now be taking a page from Big N for the console’s upcoming 30th anniversary. Following in the footsteps of the NES and SNES Classic, Sega has announced a Sega Genesis Mini, a microconsole version of the classic Genesis.
News was revealed at the Sega FES fan event in Tokyo, Japan where the tentatively titled “Mega Drive Mini” was unveiled to the public. Not much else was learned from the presentation outside of the device’s physical appearance, but there was a release window set in 2018. More details such as a price point, included games, and when English-speaking countries will be able to get theirs are expected to be revealed sometime soon.
— セガ公式アカウント (@SEGA_OFFICIAL) April 14, 2018
The announcement of the Sega Genesis Mini was hinted at beforehand by Sega themselves a day before the unveiling took place. It was initially thought that the exciting news of Shenmue 1 & 2 for current-gen consoles was the teased announcement, but now it has become apparent that this surprise microconsole is likely what was being referenced.
What do you think? Are you excited about the release of Sega’s mini console, or will it depend on what games are included? Is this device redundant because of the upcoming Sega Genesis Classics? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more from Sega, check out these next few links below:
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