SEGA officially unveils complete 60-game library for its upcoming mini Genesis console

SEGA Genesis Mini 2 comes to US

The full SEGA Genesis Mini 2 game list has now been unveiled. After being officially announced during a livestream back at the beginning of June, SEGA’s continuation of the mini console craze will kick off this fall when the SEGA Genesis Mini 2 launches in late October. Though pre-orders went live last month, we still didn’t have the complete game list yet. But that changes today as SEGA has taken to its official YouTube channel to unveil the complete 60-game library the miniature SEGA console will ship with. Head below for that reveal trailer, the complete SEGA Genesis Mini 2 game list, and more details. 

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New SEGA Genesis Mini 2 console is shipping to North America, pre-orders now live

SEGA Genesis Mini 2 comes to US

Update: Amazon’s official “For sale in North America” listing for the new SEGA Genesis Mini 2 console is now down at $99.99 with the usual $21.99 delivery fee. There’s no telling how many of these units will make it stateside at this point, so it might be a good idea to lock your pre-order in now. This is $4 below the previous mention you’ll find down below. 

As you might know from our launch coverage back at the beginning of June, a new SEGA Genesis Mini console is on the way. Officially known as the SEGA Genesis Mini 2 or Mega Drive Mini 2 in Japan, it was unclear whether or not the new miniature console would make its way stateside. But it now appears it will indeed begin shipping here come later this fall with pre-order listings already live on Amazon (more on that below). Head below for more details on the new SEGA Genesis Mini 2, which is scheduled to begin shipping in late October of this year.

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SEGA just unveiled a brand new Mega Drive 2 mini console set for release later this year

A new SEGA mini console has just been unveiled known as the Mega Drive 2. Set for launch later this year and seemingly coming out of nowhere, it looks like the powers that be over at SEGA have decided the mini console trend isn’t quite over with just yet. While the complete Mega Drive 2 game list is still yet to be unveiled we do have a decent idea of the library, including a series of rarely re-released classics, the only question is whether or not it will make it stateside. Head below for a closer look at the new Mega Drive 2 SEGA mini console. 

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Classic Sonic games come to modern hardware in new SEGA Origins collection this summer

The classic Sonic games are getting a fresh coat of paint as part of the upcoming Sonic Origins package. SEGA has now detailed its upcoming re-release bundle just in time for its mascot character’s 31st anniversary celebrations this summer (June 23, 2022). The package includes enhanced ports of Sonic The Hedgehog 1 and 2 as well as Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD – a title that initially released in 1993 on on the SEGA CD (among being ported to other platforms thereafter). Head below for a closer look at the enhancements coming to these classic Sonic games in the Origins bundle. 

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New SEGA and Microsoft deal points at potential upcoming cloud gaming services and more

Just after launching a series of classic Genesis games for Switch Online, SEGA and Microsoft are now announcing a new partnership of their own. While the recent Switch Online update isn’t going over particularly well with gamers (mainly due to pricing, among other things), it sounds like SEGA has now inked a deal with Microsoft to work together on a strategic alliance that will see the Tokyo-based gaming company create new experiences with Microsoft’s Azure platform. Head below for more details. 

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Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis Switch Online: Game list, details, new wireless gamepads, more

Nintendo 64 Switch Online games are official! Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis games, along with some new wireless controllers to match, are all on the way. Nintendo announced this as part of yesterday’s Direct presentation. Alongside the official reveal of the new Kirby and the Forgotten Land, more details on Splatoon 3, and our first good look at Bayonetta 3 gameplay, Nintendo officially announced the upcoming inclusion of both N64 and Genesis to its online Switch service. Those games will also be supported by some not-so-affordable new wireless SEGA Genesis and Nintendo 64 controllers that seem only to be available to Switch Online subscribers — much like the already available Super Nintendo and NES variants. However, it sounds like these titles will only be available as part of a new and likely more expensive Switch Online membership tier. More details below. 

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SEGA plans to sell NFTs starting this summer and they might end up in your games

Ok folks, like it or not, it looks like we’re going to be getting some SEGA NFTs here in the near future and possibly even injected into future game releases. In a recent announcement, SEGA said it plans to begin supporting and selling NFTs related to its classic games and characters. This move comes along with the announcement of a partnership with Japanese game and blockchain platform company Double Jump Tokyo — SEGA has invested an undisclosed amount in the brand as well. Head below for more details. 

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SEGA and TOMY team up for new collectible Club Mocchi Mocchi Sonic plush

SEGA is now teaming up with TOMY to release a new Club Mocchi Mocchi Sonic plush. TOMY — a well-known Japanese toy maker with a penchant for licensed products — creates those adorable Club Mocchi Mocchi Nintendo plushies you are likely to have seen featured on 9to5Toys from time to time (much of the lineup is on sale for Mario Day 2021 right now), and it is now introducing its latest Sonic the Hedgehog design. Head below for more details and a closer look at the new Club Mocchi Mocchi Sonic plush. 

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Netflix confirms new 3D animated Sonic the Hedgehog series

It looks like a new Netflix Sonic show is on the way courtesy of Sega, Wild Brain Studio, and Man of Action Entertainment. Netflix has now taken to Twitter to confirm the existence of a new Sonic the Hedgehog series known as Sonic Prime. After a brief unveil was quickly deleted at the tail end of last year with no indication as to why, many correctly assumed the powers that be just weren’t quite ready to make the new Netflix Sonic show announcement. Fast-forward to this morning, and it appears as though the show is now full steam ahead with 24 episodes coming down the pipeline. Head below for more details. 

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New Sonic 30th Anniversary gear from Funko Pop! + Encyclo-speed-ia book, more

While the Sonic 30th Anniversary doesn’t officially kick-off until 2021, we’re already starting to see some new gear from Funko Pop! as well as a solid pre-order deal on the new Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. While Nintendo might have just kicked off the SEGA 60th Anniversary sale (started in 1960), we are now turning our attention to the brand’s world-famous hedgehog. Head below for details on the early Sonic 30th Anniversary gear.

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Sonic The Hedgehog 2 movie gets an official release date + more

After a troubled launch the first time around, notable box office numbers have all but ensured Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is on the way. After the first film struggled with its CG re-creation of the titular hero, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 the movie had a solid first weekend box office in the US, and we are now getting a release date for the sequel. Head below for all the details.

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Yakuza Like a Dragon will release in November with Xbox Smart Delivery, more

Today, SEGA dropped a new trailer for its upcoming North American release of Yakuza Like a Dragon. The next mainline release on the long-running Yakuza series dropped in Japan earlier this year, but we now have a better idea of when to expect it stateside along with some fresh new gameplay footage, details on the next-generation upgrades, and much more today. Head below for a closer look.

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SEGA just unveiled new Astro City Mini arcade console with 36 built-in games

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Following last month’s announcement of the Game Gear Micro, we are now getting word of another upcoming SEGA mini console. SEGA, unlike Sony’s attempt, did quite well with the popular Genesis Mini console and is now looking to bring some of that magic to the miniature arcade space. The house of PAC-MAN has been unleashing loads of new pint-sized arcade gear this year and SEGA is now looking to get in on the action with the new Astro City Mini arcade cabinet. Head below for all the details and a closer look.

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