SEGA announces the Mega Drive Mini 2. The new retro console will be released in Japan in October and will feature more than 50 games, including Mega-CD titles. It is not known whether the console will also be available outside of Japan.
The Mega Drive Mini 2’s game library consists of Mega Drive and Mega-CD games, including arcade ports and “mysterious new works,” according to VGC† SEGA announces that at least these titles are coming to the Mega Drive Mini 2: Silpheed, Shining Force CD, Sonic CD, Mansion of Hidden Souls, Popful Mail, Virtua Racing, Bonanza Bros, Shining in the Darkness, Thunder Force IV, Magical Taruruto and Fantasy Zone. The latter has never appeared on the Mega Drive Mini before. It is a new Mega Drive port based on the sequel Super Fantasy Zone.
The first Mega Drive Mini appeared in 2019, with 42 games, including previously unreleased ports of Darius and Tetris. From October 27, the Mega Drive Mini 2 will be available in Japan for an amount of 9980 yen, which translates to 71 euros. It is not clear whether the retro console will also be released in Europe.
Mega-CD is an extension to the Mega Drive, SEGA’s 16-bit console. The expansion made it possible to play CDs with music, but also Mega-CD games with better graphics and better sound appeared. Mega-CD was released in Europe in 1993, three years after the European release of the Mega Drive.