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Sega’s making another mini Genesis, this time with Sega CD games

Coming in October, at least in Japan

An image of Sega’s new mini console, the Mega Drive Mini 2, on an ‘80s-style, laser blasted background Image: Sega

Following up the Sega Genesis Mini release in 2019, Sega’s got its next mini retro console reissue coming — the Sega Drive Mini 2. (In North America, you’d know the original console by its other name, Sega Genesis 2.) The company announced the new console during a Japanese-language livestream and after teasing the announcement — with a crudely decorated cake — last week.

The Sega Drive Mini 2 is slated for release in Japan on Oct. 27, but a release date for North America was not announced. Sega Genesis Mini was released worldwide simultaneously in 2019. The miniature retro console will cost 9,980 yen, or somewhere around $75. That lines up with the Sega Genesis Mini, which sold for $79.99. The Sega Drive Mini 2 is expected to ship with 50 games spanning the Mega Drive and Mega CD collections, including Sonic the Hedgehog CD, Virtua Racing, and Popful Mail.

Sega also announced a Sega CD add-on for the mini console that’ll reproduce its classic look, with a miniature CD reader set alongside the miniature console. It’s very cute, and appears to come with a simulated miniature cartridge for Virtua Racing and a simulated miniature CD for Sonic the Hedgehog CD. The Sega CD mini add-on is 4,500 yen extra, or about $35. The add-on doesn’t do anything or add any extra capabilities, according to Sega’s listing on its website — it’s just for the classic look.

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