The Sega Mega Drive Mini Is Coming in 2018

Sega is jumping on the mini retro gaming bandwagon and releasing a mini version of its Mega Drive, but details are scant.

Sega is following in the footsteps of Nintendo and releasing a mini version of its iconic 1989 Mega Drive.

On April 16th, at Sega Fes 2018, the company announced it will be releasing a mini version of the Mega Drive later this year, creatively named the Mega Mini Drive. The release will celebrate the Mega Drive’s 30th anniversary.

During the same announcement, the company revealed that at least 15 classic Sega games will be resurrected. The console will be powered by AtGame hardware, the same hardware that powers retro Atari consoles. Fans are understandably cautious. The last time AtGames and Sega crossed paths resulted in the poorly-received Sega Genesis Flashback HD.

Sega is aiming to have the Mega Mini Drive available sometime this year, although no release date or definitive game list has been revealed. Sega forum chatter suggests fans are hoping for at least one appearance of Sonic the Hedgehog.

Sega didn’t reveal any details about cost, or the inclusion of extra built-in features, such as being able to save the game at any point, which contributed to the success of rival Nintendo consoles. We do know the console will be a quarter of the original size and will connect to a television. Woohoo!

Our wishlist for the new console includes two controllers in the box and long controller cables so we can jump straight into gaming without having to pull the credit card out for expensive peripherals.

For now, we’re sitting tight until Sega dishes up more details about the revamped Mega Mini Drive.

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