SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 console to launch in October with 50 games and decorative Mega CD expansion
SEGA has announced a successor to the Mega Drive Mini, which now supports 50 games instead of the 40 that are available with the original retro console. Specifically, the new console contains games that were only available using the SEGA CD, including Sonic the Hedgehog CD, among others. In addition, SEGA has added other regular Mega Drive titles Bonanza Bros, Thunder Force IV and Virtua Racing.
Moreover, SEGA has included Fantasy Zone from the Arcade and Master System by way of bonus content, despite never issuing the game for the Mega Drive. Incidentally, SEGA will also offer an adapter to combine the Mega Drive Mini and Mega Drive 2 Mini, as it did with the full-size versions of both consoles. SEGA claims this unlocks all 90 games while minimising the overall footprint of both consoles. However, we suspect that SEGA could have offered these games as downloadable content for the Mega Drive Mini 2 instead.
So far, SEGA has only announced Mega Drive Mini 2 availability in Japan. For reference, the retro console will be available for JPY 9,980 (~US$75) and will launch on October 27. Although SEGA will also offer the Mega CD add-on, it will only be decorative. Presumably, SEGA will sell the Mega Drive Mini 2 in other markets at some stage.