SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis Mini Revealed at SEGA FES 2019, to feature Sonic 2, developed by M2

The long awaited mini version of SEGA’s 16-bit console has finally been officially revealed at tonight’s SEGA FES 2019. The mini console will launch worldwide later this year on September 19, and will feature 40 games, including Sonic the Hedgehog 2. As we reported earlier this year, SEGA only wanted one game per series on the console, and ran a poll to decide whether Sonic 1 or 2 would be included. Don’t expect anymore Sonic games to be announced later. The console is powered by a mini USB cable, and has the power/reset buttons in the same places as the original console, and even features a replica (though definitely non-functional) cartridge slot you can stick your finger in!

The console will come in two different SKUs: a one-controller 6980 yen unit and a two controller 8980 yen unit. Though no western prices were shown, that translates to $62.95/£48.28 and $80.99/£62.11 respectively.

UPDATE: It has been confirmed that M2 is developing the Mega Drive Mini’s software. M2 is the same company that worked on the the SEGA 3D Classics for 3DS and is currently working on the SEGA AGES line of games for Nintendo Switch.

As always, stay tuned to Sonic Stadium for future updates on the Mega Drive Mini! Check out some images of the console, as well as an image of Sonic 2 running on the console, below:

6 Comments

  1. 80 bucks? For a knock off, intentionally gimped genesis? For that price i could just buy the console and a flash cart, least then i’d have ALL of the games and not just a handful.

  2. hopefully this will get hacked to include sonic 3 and knuckles or the better version “Sonic 3 complete”.

  3. I saw this news in a Game Informer article that listed partial game lists with Sonic 2 for the Japanese market version (among other titles like different versions of Castlevania: Bloodlines) but with Sonic the Hedgehog for the western market versions. You might clarify more after checking some sources that the info in this article is likely exclusive to the Japanese version of the Mega Drive Mini.

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