Mega Drive Mini 2 launch plans in Europe have been confirmed by Sega. The release of the little console had already been announced for Japan and the US, but Europe had only recently been added. On October 27, the Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 / Genesis Mini 2 will go on sale in Japan, North America, and Europe.
The Mega Drive Mini 2 will be available for pre-order in Europe starting in September, according to Sega’s statement in the description of the just-released video above, which lists the full catalog of western titles.
Sega also unveiled the console’s complete Japanese game lineup during a live stream on Friday. Several brand-new games and new ports were among the announcements in the last round.
New releases included Party Quiz Mega Q 2022 (available only in Japan), Party Quiz Sega Q (also available only in Japan), and Devi & Pii, which Takashi Iizuka made right before joining the Sonic 3 development team. Super Locomotive, Puyo Puyo Sun, and Space Harrier 2 feature new Mega Drive ports that have been added (the latter being an enhanced port with smoother scrolling).
Due to the ongoing global shortage of semiconductors, a Sega spokesman recently told Polygon that the Genesis Mini 2 will only be available in a supply that is one-tenth that of the Sega Genesis Mini from 2019.
According to them, the product may have initially only been released in Japan, but after discovering that at least a few of those units might be sold on Amazon.com, money was set aside to produce the North American version.
The Sega Mega Drive Tiny 2 (sometimes referred to as the Genesis Mini 2 in the US) is a new mini system for Sega’s vintage games that was first unveiled back in June. The “sequel” would imitate the classic 16-bit Sega Mega Drive/Genesis console and run 61 games for Mega Drive and Sega CD, just like its predecessor, the Sega Mega Drive Mini, which was released in 2019. (40 games were released on the first console).
The business recently unveiled the complete lineup of games that would be playable on the “new” platform, including Sonic 3D Blast, Golden Ax II, Phantasy Star II, Ecco the Dolphin (CD Ver. ), Final Fight CD, Sonic the Hedgehog CDs, etc.
Night Trap, a 1992 Sega CD release that was re-released in 2017 on PS4 and Xbox One, will among other things be playable on Sega Mega Drive Mini 2. It is an interactive horror game. It was formerly considered to be so gruesome and “scary” that Toys ‘R’ Us, a renowned toy retailer chain, removed it from the market.
The publicity surrounding it even prompted the establishment of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). This nonprofit company has been testing and rating video games and other entertainment software available in Canada and the US since 1994. On October 27 of this year, the Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 (also known as the Genesis Mini 2) will go on sale in both Europe and the US.
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Sega has revealed all the titles that will be available for the platform along with this release date announcement. This collection includes the FMV Night Trap, which challenges players to keep a close check on a sleepover while preventing vampires from infiltrating the celebrations. Check it out because it is hilariously funny unintentionally. Other games include Sonic the Hedgehog CD, Streets of Rage 3, and Golden Axe 2. The tweet from Sega below has a link to the trailer promoting each of these titles.
The Mega Drive Mini 2 will include a 6-Button Control Pad in place of the original console’s three buttons and is based on Genesis 2. If you can’t wait till October but still need your Mega Drive dose, visit the Nintendo Switch Online membership service. Titles like Mega Man: The Wily Wars and Zero Wing can be found here.
The whole game library for the old Sega Genesis Mini 2 (or Mega Drive Mini 2) system has been officially unveiled by Sega. While the majority of the pre-installed titles that the retro console will ship with when it comes on October 27 shouldn’t be a surprise, the fact that the machine will come with Sega’s most infamous and divisive game ever is somewhat unexpected.
You can find the complete list of games included in the Mini 2 at the bottom of this post. It’s sufficient to know for the time being, though, that the antique hardware’s pre-installed selection is…eclectic. The system will come with the customary assortment of timeless classics (Phantasy Star II, Streets of Rage 3, Sonic the Hedgehog CD, Herzog Zwei, and others), but it also comes with a good number of titles you’ve probably never heard of. Actually, Devi & Pii and Star Mobile were the first two games ever to be launched for the console.
Night Trap’s controversial participation in the 1993 U.S. Senate hearings on video game violence, which ultimately resulted in the establishment of the ESRB, naturally sparked more controversy than anything else. Some senators found it difficult to watch Night Trap’s live-action depiction of violence being committed on “scantily dressed” young ladies.