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The “Mega Drive Mini” and “SEGA Genesis Mini”
are set to be released on September 19!

2019.04.01

SEGA Games Co., Ltd. will be launching two game consoles; the “Mega Drive Mini (Asian version)” and “SEGA Genesis Mini”, both of which will support titles released for 1988’s “Mega Drive (※1 Genesis), on September 19th, 2019 in Asia (※2).

Each console will support 40 different hits and masterpieces still memorable to this day among gaming fans worldwide! Both old time Sega fans and newcomers alike can enjoy past Sega hits which changed the world of gaming as we know it.

※1: Genesis: North American name for the Mega Drive and released in North America in 1989.
※2: Not available in all countries.

【Mega Drive Mini】 【SEGA Genesis Mini】

「Mega Drive Mini」「SEGA Genesis Mini」OverviewSega’s 5th home console, the “Mega Drive (Genesis),” was released in 1988.
The system gave rise to several Sega gaming series, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Shining Force and Phantasy Star, which go on to become world renowned hits.
With the coming of the 30th anniversary of the Mega Drive, Sega is proud to present both the ‘Mega Drive Mini’ and ‘SEGA Genesis Mini’, two consoles small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and which support titles reminiscent of the past.
40 titles are planned to be supported by the miniature consoles, which are 154 mm wide, 39 mm tall and 116 mm thick (Resized to 55% of the original Mega Drive). Players can enjoy a variety of their favorite titles of the days, including action, shooting, puzzle, RPG and simulation based titles. Even more, a new feature has been added which allows players to save their game progress at any time.
Both the “Mega Drive Mini” and “SEGA Genesis Mini” come with two controllers.

 

40 titles planned, with 10 titles ready to be announced!!

Enjoy a compilation of hits from the past on both the “Mega Drive Mini” and “SEGA Genesis Mini”. Each title will provide its own unique experience. Let us now introduce the first 10 titles scheduled for release.
Please stay tuned for upcoming announcements regarding other titles planned for release.

<Titles planned for release; Mega Drive Mini>

Game title Release year Developer
Space Harrier II 1988 SEGA
Sword of Vermillion 1989 SEGA
Westleball 1991 NAMCO
Shining Force 1992 SEGA
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 1992 SEGA
OutRun2019 1993 SIMS
Gunstar Heroes 1993 SEGA
Castlevania: Bloodlines 1994 KONAMI
Puyo Puyo 2 1994 SEGA
Comix Zone 1995 SEGA

※Developers’ names are the names when the Mega Drive version is released.

<Titles planned for release; SEGA Genesis Mini>

Game title Release year Developer
Space Harrier II 1988 SEGA
Altered Beast 1988 SEGA
Sonic The Hedgehog 1991 SEGA
Toe Jam & Earl 1992 SEGA
Shining Force 1992 SEGA
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine 1992 SEGA
Ecco the Dolphin 1993 SEGA
Gunstar Heroes 1993 SEGA
Castlevania: Bloodlines 1994 KONAMI
Comix Zone 1995 SEGA

※Developers’ names are the names when the Mega Drive version is released.

©SEGA
©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
©1993 SIMS
©Konami Digital Entertainment
©ToeJam&Earl Productions,Inc.