SEGA Mega Drive Mini Release Date – September Worldwide!

SEGA has just announced that their new Mini Mega Drive / Genesis games console will be released in September of this year!
You can pre-order now right here!

It will launch worldwide on the 19th September (around a year since the previous delay) and will will be priced at 6,980 yen (approx. $70 USD) or 8,980 yen (approx. $90 USD) and £69.99/€79.99 if you want the multiplayer option with two controllers.

The console will include 40 classic SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis games, with the first 10 for Japan now confirmed (via Gematsu) and Europe (by SEGA). The games list is expected to be different for Europe and North America and it has also been confirmed that the genius team at M2 worked on the software (not AT Games then!)

The 10 announced games for the Japanese release are:

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  2. Puyo Puyo Tsu
  3. Shining Force
  4. Vampire Killer
  5. Wrestleball
  6. Gunstar Heroes
  7. Comix Zone
  8. Rent A Hero
  9. Space Harrier II
  10. Madou Monogatari I

… and for the European release (you can pre-order now right here!)

  1. Ecco the Dolphin
  2. Castlevania: Bloodlines
  3. Space Harrier II
  4. Shining Force
  5. Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  6. ToeJam & Earl
  7. Comix Zone
  8. Sonic The Hedgehog
  9. Altered Beast
  10. Gunstar Heroes

More details will be revealed on the 18th of April on the Famitsu live stream.