Sega has just announced that the Genesis Mini will hit store shelves on September 19, accompanied by 40 games. Of these, "Sonic 2", "Gunstar Heroes" and "Castlevania Bloodlines" have already been confirmed.
Last year, Sega had premiere her own miniature retro console to be able to compete with rival Nintendo and Sony, but unfortunately the issue was delayed. Now the company at this year's Sega Fest announced that the Genesis Mini / Mega Drive Mini will be released in the US and Japan on September 19.
Apparently, this console will have different, local versions of specific games. Among the 40 games it will have, the company has confirmed (at least in Japan) some classic games such as Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Shining Force, Gunstar Heroes and Comix Zone, Space Harrier II, Puyo Puyo 2, Rent-a-Hero, Castlevania Bloodlines and Powerball.
As with the PlayStation Mini, the new console will be powered by a microUSB and will feature HDMI output capable of up to 720p resolution. The controller will have six buttons and will be a version of the Genesis gamepad, which most players prefer. It will support saving anywhere in a game, which, as Sega said, could facilitate some games that you never managed to complete in the 90s.
There will also be a reset button, but it will not work the same as the original system. Also, like other retro consoles, there does not seem to be support for downloads and obviously there is no cassette slot such as Analogue SG.
So far, we know only the prices that will apply in Japan and the console will cost 6.980 yen (about $ 60) with a control or 8.980 yen (about $ 80) with two controls.