Sega has announced 10 more games for the lineup of its upcoming Sega Genesis Mini console. This latest announcement includes platformers, run-and-gun shooters, and side-scrolling beat-’em-ups, among others.
Here’s the full list of “the next ten”, as Sega is calling them:
- Earthworm Jim
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
- World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
- Contra: Hard Corps
- Streets of Rage 2
- Thunder Force III
- Super Fantasy Zone
- Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
These games join the other 10 already announced by Sega, including Castlevania Bloodlines, Ecco the Dolphin, and the original Sonic the Hedgehog. In total, the Sega Genesis Mini will launch with 40 games, so there’s still 20 to go. We don’t yet know what those games will be, but Sega says it will be announcing the rest “intermittently over the coming months”. Expect to see Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and probably Sonic & Knuckles too, hopefully with the ability to ‘lock’ them into one game. Handling porting work is Japanese studio M2, which has previously worked on Sega’s own Ages compilations as well as Nintendo Virtual Console titles and 3DS 3D Classics.
Sega’s mini-console is based on the original Model 1 Genesis from August 1989. It’ll be roughly 55% of the original Genesis’ size and will come complete with two replica Genesis controllers. You won’t be able to use original Genesis controllers with the Mini since the new controllers connect via USB. Like other mini-consoles, the Sega Genesis Mini will connect to a display via HDMI and can be powered using the included Micro USB cable (US customers will get a power supply, but the rest of the world is out of luck there). If you need more info, you can find it on the official Sega Genesis Mini website. You can also pre-order the console from said site if you want to.
The Sega Genesis Mini will launch worldwide on September 19th. It’ll cost $79.99.
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