Game Gear Micro revealed by Sega ahead of 60th anniversary

Sega's 60th anniversary is on June 3rd, and to celebrate, the company has revealed the Game Gear Micro, in four unique colors.

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Get ready for gaming in the palm of your hand with the Game Gear Micro. In celebration of Sega’s 60th anniversary, the company has unveiled a micro version of one of the most iconic handheld devices.

UPDATE 1:00 a.m. PT: Sega has unveiled the Game Gear Micro and the four different colors it comes in. Each of the four colors come with specific games and will cost ¥4980, roughly $46 USD. As translated by The Verge, the four colors and games are:

  • Black: Sonic the Hedgehog, Puyo Puyo 2, Out Run, Royal Stone
  • Blue: Sonic Chaos, Gunstar Heroes, Sylvan Tale, Baku Baku Animal
  • Yellow: Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei - Jashin no Kuni he, Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya, Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict, Nazopuyo Aruru no Ru
  • Red: Revelations: The Demon Slayer, Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special, The GG Shinobi, Column

For those that preorder all four Game Gear Micros, they can also purchase Big Window Macro. This thing straps to the front of the Game Gear Micro to magnify the 1-inch screen. Check out the announcement video below, and below that further continues the original piece from earlier today.

More Game Gear Micro announcements coming tomorrow

Sega has been around for quite a long time. In fact, the company is celebrating its 60th anniversary on June 3 with an announcement of the Game Gear Micro. In preparation for this special reveal, Sega has given players and retro collectors alike a heads up with a page showing off the tiny handheld for the first time.

Though not much is given away, the device in the promotional material shows Sonic the Hedgehog on the small and detailed screen, along with the iconic d-pad and 1 and 2 buttons.

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According to the Sega site, collectors and gamers can expect to hear more about the Game Gear Micro on June 3rd at 1 p.m. However, it’s not clear what timezone this is. But we here at Shacknews will keep you updated on any announcements.

The original Game Gear was released on October 6, 1990 in Japan, just shy of 30 years ago. It wasn’t until April the following year that it made its way to North American and Europe, and later still to Australia in 1992.

Given the huge advancements in technology, players can likely expect a significantly better display than those of the ‘90s. In saying this, the original Game Gear featured a backlit screen, which meant it was easier to play at night.

It will be interesting to see what games, and how many, Sega picks to include on the Game Gear Micro. Hopefully the company learns from Sony’s mistake with the PlayStation Classic, which was blasted for its library and frame rates.

Now we just need to wait and see what Sega has in store for the Game Gear Micro. Library, specifications, and price point are the big three things consumers will need to know.

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