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SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 revealed, includes Mega CD games

The microconsole will launch in Japan on October 27. No word on a North American / European release date yet.

In 2019, SEGA launched the Genesis / Mega Drive Mini, featuring over 40 region-specific Mega Drive games. One of a handful of retro microconsoles following the NES Classic Edition and PlayStation Classic, it was a real treat for nostalgic SEGA fans. Now, the next product in the SEGA microconsole line has been revealed: the Mega Drive Mini 2.

Based on the Mega Drive II model, the Mega Drive Mini 2 will feature 50 Mega Drive and Mega CD titles. The Mega CD addition is obviously the highlight, featuring a miniature fake CD. (It doesn’t look like the console can play actual CDs.) Dare we hope for a future SEGA microconsole that includes 32X support?

Japanese gamers can get their hands on this system when it launches on Oct. 27. No word yet on a worldwide release date, but SEGA does plan to ship it internationally at some point.

Mega Drive Mini 2 Details

What we know about the Mega Drive Mini 2 so far

Currently, the console is scheduled for release in Japan on Oct. 27. SEGA hasn’t announced a Western release date yet. Previously, SEGA producer Yosuke Okunari said that he wants future SEGA microconsoles to have a wider release and not just be confined to Japan. So we can expect versions to launch in North America and Europe as well — we’ll just have to wait for a definitive launch date.

The following games have been confirmed for the console so far:

  • Silpheed (Mega CD)
  • Shining Force CD (Mega CD)
  • Sonic CD (Mega CD)
  • Mansion of Hidden Souls (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 Taruruto (Mega Drive)
  • Fantasy Zone (Mega Drive; new port based on Super Fantasy Zone)

Will you be picking up the Mega Drive Mini 2 if it launches overseas? What Mega Drive / Mega CD games do you want on the console? Let us know!

Via Video Games Chronicle.

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