The SEGA Genesis Mini is coming to Singapore on 19 September
Regional distributor Epicsoft Asia has confirmed that the SEGA Genesis Mini officially lands in Southeast Asia on 19 September.
Pricing for the console, which costs US$79.90 (S$108) in the US, will be S$119.90 for local customers.
In a news release, SEGA's executive manager Miyazaki Hiroyuki said: "I am really excited to have the opportunity of the SEGA Genesis Mini launch in Asia. SEGA Genesis Mini is not only a game console, but also brings back great memories of SEGA's history. I hope every Genesis fan, SEGA fan and gamers in general can love this new retro game machine."
SEGA shipped the Genesis, also known as the Mega Drive, in the late '80s. It was their third gaming console and while it couldn't keep up with Nintendo's efforts, it was the platform that ultimately birthed Sonic The Hedgehog.
As for the other games of its era? Well, check those out below.
The SEGA Genesis Mini is the company's first foray into a retro console fad that began with (once again) Nintendo. Sized at about 55-per cent smaller than the original, it will have replica ports, a sliding volume control and two USB-connected controllers. Game save states will be available, and a HDMI cable is included in the package.
Pre-loaded on the device are 42 classic SEGA Genesis games:
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Contra: Hard Corps
Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Ecco the Dolphin
Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Monster World 4
Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millennium
Road Rash 2
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball
Space Harrier 2
Street Fighter 2: Special Champion Edition
Streets of Rage 2
Super Fantasy Zone
Thunder Force 3
ToeJam & Earl
Virtua Fighter 2
Wonder Boy in Monster World
World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
Kind of puts the PlayStation Classic to shame, really.
Epicsoft says that pre-orders are now available at all retail partner outlets in SEA. You can also pre-order online at Lazada and Qisahn.
The Japanese and European versions will be sold as 'Mega Drive Mini' instead.
This article was first published in Hardware Zone.
Koh Wanzi (26 June, 2019)
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