After the raging success of Nintendo‘s NES Classic and Mini SNES consoles, it was only a matter of time before Sega cashed in on the nostalgia trend. Over the weekend, the company announced it will be releasing a Mini Mega Drive.
On top of the console re-release, Sega will also be bringing some classic games to the Nintendo Switch. Speaking to the crowd at Sega Fest 2018, the company said the Mega Drive Mini is being released to celebrate the original console’s 30th anniversary.
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It’s not known how many games the device will have loaded onto it, but you can probably expect a similar number to the Nintendo variants, so around 30. The hardware will be made by a company called AtGames, which has done similar work for Atari consoles in the past, as well as a Sega Genesis clone which was apparently a huge piece of shit.
In terms of the games you can expect, I’d wager that at least one Sonic the Hedgehog game will be included, but nothing has been confirmed as yet.
If you own a Nintendo Switch, you might be able to bypass the retro console altogether, with Sega also announcing it’s releasing more than 15 games on the former, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, and Thunder Force 4. Both these and the Mini Mega Drive should hit stores later this year.Source: The Verge