The Next 11 Games
In the event that you missed it, Sega has confirmed a new retro mini console follow-up to its 2019 Genesis Mini. While the new Mega Drive 2 looks a lot like the second iteration of the Mega Drive (Genesis) hardware, the real claim to fame over the first is an entirely new list of preinstalled games, this time taking from both the Genesis Cartridge and Sega CD libraries.
They initially announced 11 game titles (click here for a refresher), and now they’ve followed up with an official announcement naming games 12-22.
Genesis Cartridge Games:
After Burner II
Columns III: Revenge of Columns
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R
SEGA CD Games:
The Ninja Warriors
Also of note is that while Sega has announced an official Japanese release date for the new system (October 27) for roughly $70 US, they have yet to officially announce a North American counterpart to the Mega Drive 2. It’s a safe bet they will give the success of the 2019 Genesis Mini and, given that some of the text-heavy RPG titles would be extremely difficult to play without localization, simply importing a Japanese unit isn’t a foolproof workaround.