Sega will release another microconsole with games built into it. A Sega Mega Drive Mini 2, aka the Sega Genesis Mini 2, will debut in Japan on October 27, 2022. A worldwide release isn’t confirmed yet. However, when the system does appear, it will include a mix of over 50 games from the Mega Drive, Sega CD, and other sources. There will also be a cosmetic Mega Drive Tower Mini 2 that people can attach to it to make it look like a Sega CD is present. The plug-and-play system will be 9,980円 (~$76). The Mega Drive Tower Mini 2 will be sold separately for 4,500円 (~$34). [Thanks, Gematsu!]
The Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 is 120.8mm x 32.3 mm x 116.5 mm, while the original one is 154 mm × 39 mm × 116 mm. You get a controller, USB cable, and HDMI cable with it. Its games will appear in 480p or 720p. M2 is once again working on the titles.
Here is the announcement trailer for it.
As with the original plug-and-play microconsole, Sega is announcing games in batches. The first 11 were revealed. Six are Genesis / Mega Drive games. The other five are Sega CD / Mega CD games. Here’s the list. The Mega CD games have a notation behind them. There’s also one non-Mega Drive game below, which is Fantasy Zone. It appeared on the Master System, Saturn, and Game Gear, but not the Mega Drive.
- Bonanza Bros.
- Fantasy Zone (not originally on the Mega Drive)
- Magical Taruruto-kun
- Mansion of Hidden Souls (Mega CD)
- Popful Mail (Mega CD)
- Shining Force CD (Mega CD)
- Shining in the Darkness
- Silpheed (Mega CD)
- Sonic the Hedgehog CD (Mega CD)
- Thunder Force IV
- Virtua Racing
Here’s a trailer going over the first games.
As for the tower accessory, it comes with five parts. You get a Mega CD 2 Mini. There is a Sonic CD CD to display inside of it. There is also a Virtua Racing cart to place in the microconsole itself. There are also spacers to mount it on the microconsole and for mounting the Super 32X Mini accessory.
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Mini 2 and its Mega Drive Tower Mini 2 will appear in Japan on October 27, 2022.