Back in 2019, Sega took its classic 16-bit console and shrunk it into a nostalgia-infused miniature console. Sega saw the buzz created by the Sega Genesis Mini and has decided to put together another one. That's right, there's a second Sega Genesis Mini on the way and pre-orders are already open on Amazon.
The newer Sega Genesis Mini 2 sports a designed that's based on the original's revamped second model. Sega has boosted the newer model's hardware in order to allow it to capably play Sega CD titles complete with full-motion video.
Here are the current titles featured, taken from the Sega Genesis Mini 2 website:
- Sonic CD (Sega CD)
- Shining Force CD (Sega CD)
- Silpheed (Sega CD)
- Mansion of Hidden Souls (Sega CD)
- Night Strikers (Sega Mega Drive)
- THE NINJAWARRIORS (Sega Mega Drive)
- After Burner 2
- Virtua Racing
- Super Hang-On
- Sonic 3D Blast
- Shining in the Darkness
- Vectorman 2
- The Ooze
- Bonanza Bros.
- Alien Soldier (Sega Mega Drive)
- Rainbow Islands -EXTRA-
- Splatterhouse 2
- Rolling Thunder 2
- Lightening Force
- Fantasy Zone
- Star Mobile
The Sega Genesis Mini 2 package will include the console, one controller, an HDMI cable, a USB power cable, and an AC adapter. Pre-orders are open now and, as Wario64 has observed on Twitter, this item appears to be exclusive to Amazon.
The news of the Sega Genesis Mini 2 is unexpected, to say the least. It's also somewhat disappointing given the rumors that hit back in 2020 about a potential Dreamcast Mini. We're still crossing our fingers for that one down the road. So far, Sega has a Genesis Mini, a Mega Drive Mini, and a Game Gear Micro under its belt, so the company certainly looks to be all for collecting its old console titles in a neat piece of hardware.
Pre-orders for the Sega Genesis Mini 2 are currently up on Amazon, where the item is sold and shipped from Amazon Japan. That means that you'll pay a $21.99 USD delivery fee on top of the $103.80 sticker price, so take that into consideration before taking the plunge. The Sega Genesis Mini 2 will release on Thursday, October 27.
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I preordered. Now Sega better include Snatcher.