SEGA has unveiled its new Mega Drive Mini console, which will be released in Japan later this year.
The console was announced in Japan during the company’s annual SEGA FES event. Details regarding which games will be included in the (tentatively titled) SEGA Mega Drive Mini have not yet been revealed. A photo of the console being held, as well as a close-up image of the device, were posted on the official Japanese SEGA Twitter account.
While the console has only been announced for Japan, it’s quite possible an announcement for the west is on the horizon, as it’s clear SEGA isn’t blind to the success Nintendo has seen with the NES Classic Mini and SNES Classic Mini.
Seeing as how the Mega Drive is known as the Genesis in North America, if the mini console does indeed make its way to the region, it would likely have Genesis branding instead.
For those looking to play a bunch of classic SEGA games, AtGames released the SEGA Genesis Flashback last year. For our thoughts on the mini console, which includes 85 games, read IGN’s SEGA Genesis Flashback review.
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