During last Friday’s Sega FES 2018, the publisher announced a mini version of the Mega Drive to be released in Japan sometime this year. Given that the project is still in its early stages of development, Sega did not reveal much about the Mega Drive Mini, but they were able to show the actual model of the console. However, as the name suggests, Sega showed how small the Mega Drive is.
Sega is yet to confirm on which games will be available in the Mega Drive Mini or if the device will launch to the West at the same time as the release of the console in Japan. In the past, Sega already delved into bringing updated versions of past consoles. In fact, last year, the publisher partnered with AtGames and brought Sega Genesis Flashback HD, which was entirely overshadowed by the Super Nintendo Classic Edition. The Sega Genesis Flashback HD was jam-packed with 85 classic games and included a built-in cartridge port for players who still own old cartridges.
If buying a separate mini console to play retro games isn’t your thing, Sega also announced that they would be releasing a lineup of classic games to the Nintendo Switch under the Sega Ages line. Again, the publisher did not reveal details besides that they are planning to release about fifteen classic games to the Switch. Currently, Sega confirmed three titles under the Sega Ages line which includes Sonic The Hedgehog, Phantasy Star and Thunder Force 4.
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