Sega unveils the Mega Drive Mini, reviving the console battle of 1990

18 April, 2018, 03:21 | Author: Rosalie Gross
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SEGA will release many of its classic games on Switch this year, and the company is also releasing a Mega Drive Mini pre-loaded with SEGA Genesis titles.

Sega's Mega Drive Mini was announced without any hint of a manufacturer until ATGames announced it would be doing the manufacturing... only to delete the announcement shortly thereafter.

For now, we're not sure how much each game in the Sega Ages lineup will cost, but we expect them to begin releasing this summer, at least in Japan.

Firstly, SEGA made an announcement that Shenmue I & II will soon be coming to the latest consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The Mega Drive Mini has a "2018" release window for now.

These will be released in 2018 as individual games to buy on the Nintendo Switch eShop. AtGames is the company responsible for the Atari Flashback and Sega Genesis Flashback mini-consoles. M2 is developing the games.

Nintendo's miniature retro consoles include controllers that, while lovingly nostalgic, include cables which are far too short. M2's involvement is good news for fans of classic Sega games; the developer's work on restoring and emulating 8-bit and 16-bit games is unparalleled.

The publisher has confirmed availability for North America, Europe and Australia; we'll gain access to five titles Down Under this winter. There's no word yet on the roster of games to be included, or the hardware specifications of the device. Following the back-to-back successes of Nintendo's limited-edition NES throwbacks, other companies are eager to get into the ring: namely Sega, the purveyors of Nintendo's fiercest '90s competition, the Genesis.

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