The Mini 2 has more power, and includes some Sega CD titles
Sega’s next mini retro console is also making its way to North America. The Sega Genesis Mini 2 will launch in North America on October 27, Sega confirms.
The Genesis Mini 2 is the follow-up to Sega’s Genesis Mini, from 2019. Following in the footsteps of other mini classic consoles, like the NES and SNES Classic or PlayStation Classic, it packed a bunch of Genesis games into a single little console box.
The Genesis Mini 2 will have more power, according to Sega, and a library of 50 classic games previously unreleased on the Genesis Mini. This will also include some Sega CD titles, too.
The console will come with the six-button Control Pad as well. Controllers that released alongside the Sega Genesis Mini will still be compatible, too.
Sega’s site has a current list of games for the console, which you can find below.
Sega Genesis Mini 2 games (as of July 13, 2022):
- Sonic CD
- Shining Force CD
- Mansion of Hidden Souls
- Night Striker
- Ninja Warriors
- After Burner II
- Virtua Racing
- Super Hang-On
- Sonic 3D Blast
- Shining in the Darkness
- VectorMan 2
- The Ooze
- Bonanza Bros.
- Alien Soldier
- Rainbow Islands -Extra-
- Splatterhouse 2
- Rolling Thunder 2
- Lightening Force
- Fantasy Zone
- Star Mobile
There are a few more games to make their way in to get that count over 50. But with Genesis and Sega CD games on the docket, just about anything’s possible. Here’s hoping we somehow get some Lunar games or wild FMV titles on this classic console too.
The retro console is up for pre-order on Amazon right now, with a $103.80 price tag and a $21.99 shipping fee. It seems like the new Mini is an Amazon exclusive, so that looks to be the cost of the console.
The Sega Genesis Mini 2 arrives in North America on October 27, 2022.