Sega announced a new mini console for its classic games, the Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 (also known as the Genesis Mini 2 in the US), back in June. Like its predecessor, the Sega Mega Drive Mini, released in 2019, the “sequel” will emulate the original 16-bit Sega Mega Drive/Genesis console and run 61 games for Mega Drive and Sega CD (40 games were released on the first console).
The other day, the company announced the full list of games that will be available on the “new” console — among them, for example, Sonic 3D Blast, Golden Ax II, Phantasy Star II, Ecco the Dolphin (CD Ver.), Final Fight CD, Sonic The Hedgehog CDs, etc.
Among other things, Night Trap will appear on Sega Mega Drive Mini 2, a horror game in the form of an interactive movie, which was released in 1992 on Sega CD and was re-released in 2017 on PS4 and Xbox One. At one time, it was so cruel and “creepy” that the famous chain of toy stores Toys ‘R’ Us then removed it from sale, and the scandal surrounding it even led to the creation of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). Since 1994, this non-profit organization has been evaluating and subsequently rating video games and other entertainment software sold in Canada and the United States.
The Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 will go on sale in both Europe and the US (under the name Genesis Mini 2) on October 27 of this year.
Welcome To The Next Level!
MEGA happy to confirm Mega Drive Mini 2 (Europe) arrives on October 27th, same day as Genesis Mini 2 (NA)!
— SEGA (@SEGA) August 19, 2022
The price in the US will be $99.99 (the console is already available for pre-order at Amazon), there is no information about the European price yet. The full list of games can be found in this official video: