Sega Announces A Mega Drive Mini

Sega Announces A Mega Drive Mini

During last night’s Sega FES 2018 stream, the company announced a mini version of the Mega Drive will be released in Japan later this year.

Screenshot: Sega

Sega didn’t show much more than the actual model, so details are scarce as to what kind of hardware or software is packed in the lil’ machine. We do have an idea of how small it is, though.

No word on games yet, or when this Mega Drive Mini might make it over to Western shores. Right now, it’s just set for Japan sometime later this year.

Sega already dipped its toes in the water with the AtGames Sega Genesis Flashback HD last year, which turned out to be a little more disappointing than Nintendo’s Classic lineup. While the updated version addressed the major issues, it still wasn’t quite there yet.

AtGames has said via Facebook that the Mega Drive Mini will be “powered by the latest AtGames technology”.

If you can’t stand waiting that long to play some Sega classics, don’t worry — the company also announced a number of Sega classics would be coming to the Nintendo Switch under the Ages label, including Sonic The Hedgehog, Phantasy Star and Thunder Force 4.

The Cheapest NBN 1000 Plans

Looking to bump up your internet connection and save a few bucks? Here are the cheapest plans available.

At Kotaku, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.


15 responses to “Sega Announces A Mega Drive Mini”