11 New Sega Genesis Mini 2 Games Have Been Announced

Sega has revealed 11 new games coming to the Genesis Mini 2 console, including After Burner II, Out Run, and other Sega classics


Published: June 24, 2022 10:01 AM /

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An artsy shot of the new Sega Genesis Mini 2 console

Sega has announced 11 new Sega Genesis Mini 2 (or Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 if you're not in America) games. New titles added to the upcoming retro console's lineup include Out RunColumns III, and After Burner II, among other Sega classics.

What new Sega Genesis Mini 2 games have been announced?

Earlier this month, the Sega Genesis Mini 2 was announced in Japan. There, the console is known as the Sega Mega Drive Mini 2, and a Western release, unfortunately, hasn't been confirmed yet. However, Sega has now revealed 11 new titles that will be coming to the console's lineup when it launches later this year. They consist of eight Sega Genesis games and three Sega CD titles. You can take a look at the trailer for the new games here (although it's in Japanese, it should give you a good idea of what the games will look and play like).

Here's the full list of newly-announced games, none of which were featured on the original Sega Genesis Mini. 

  • After Burner II (Genesis)
  • Columns III: Revenge of Columns (Genesis)
  • Megapanel (Genesis)
  • Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Genesis)
  • Out Run (Genesis)
  • Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R (Genesis)
  • Splatterhouse 2 (Genesis)
  • Star Mobile (Genesis)
  • Night Striker (Sega CD)
  • The Ninja Warriors (Sega CD)
  • Starblade (Sega CD)

What is the Sega Genesis Mini 2?

The Sega Genesis Mini 2 is a successor to the original Sega Genesis Mini. Like the first console, it's a miniature retro machine that will come pre-packaged with a lineup of retro Sega games. This time around, the console will incorporate Genesis and Sega CD games, some of which will be as-yet-unreleased titles. If you were a fan of the original Genesis Mini (or, indeed, of the original Sega Genesis), it looks like this console will be one to watch for you.

Out Run, one of the games that will be available on the Sega Genesis Mini 2
The Sega Genesis Mini 2 will feature retro Sega classics like Out Run.

Right now, the Sega Genesis Mini 2 is scheduled to launch in Japan on October 27th. It'll set you back 19,800 Japanese yen, which works out at around $150 (although that doesn't mean this is what the console will cost if it does come to the West). No Western release has yet been confirmed for the Genesis Mini, but given that the original launched on Western shores, we'd be surprised if the follow-up didn't. We'll bring you more on the Sega Genesis Mini 2 as soon as we get it.

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