It was not a secret that Sega planned to release a Genesis Mini Retro console sometime this year but the company has been tight-lipped about any details, until now.
According to Kotaku, Sega took to the stage of the Sega Fes 2019, the company’s annual fan event held in Tokyo, to announce that the Sega Genesis Mini will be released on September 19th with a price tag of $79,99.
The console will come in a bundle that will include no less than 40 games, among which we can count Altered Beast, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Comix Zone, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Ecco the Dolphin, Gunstar Heroes, Shining Force, Sonic The Hedgehog, Space Harrier II and ToeJam & Earl for the U.S, Australian and European markets.
Meanwhile, the Japanese edition will include Sonic 2, Puyo Puyo 2, Shining Force, Castlevania Bloodlines, Powerball, Gunstar Heroes, Comix Zone, Rent-a-Hero, Space Harrier II and Madou Monogatari Ichi.
Outside the U.S, the console will return to its Mega Drive branding while the non-Japanese versions will have controllers with three buttons that will connect via USB. In Japan, the console will feature six buttons instead.
Sega says that the pre-orders should open up soon, so keep your eyes peeled if you plan to grab one of these retro beauties.