Sega is piling on the nostalgia with its announcement of 10 new titles for its new Genesis Mini console, set for release Sept. 19. Street Fighter 2: Special Champion Edition and Vectorman will join a rare Mega Man trilogy, Mega Man: The Wily Wars, in an extensive and varied running catalogue of games.
The Mega Man collection offers three games for the price of one, compiling retro remakes of Mega Man, Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3, all of which were originally released on the NES and later appeared on the ill-fated Sega Channel online service.
The other ten titles include a throwback pinball spinoff and a legendary Street Fighter comeback.
“Busting robot enemies, brawling in the streets, and spinning with Sonic is just the beginning,” a tweet from Sega explains. “Welcome to the next level.”
That next level includes the following newly-announced titles.
- Mega Man®: The Wily Wars
- Street Fighter II’®: Special Champion Edition
- Sonic Spinball
- Phantasy Star IV
- Beyond Oasis
- Ghouls ‘N Ghosts
- Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
- Golden Axe
- Wonder Boy in Monster World
The Sega Genesis Mini was first announced last year, as the micro-console trend was at full surge. With a $79.99 price tag and a $19.99 Retro-Bit Sega Genesis six-button controller to be released in August, the console’s casing is based on the 1989 original Model 1 Genesis. But the new console will be shrunk down to 55% of the original’s size.
The final console will include 40 games, 30 of which have already been announced. So take a deep breath and be patient for the next 10 titles. For now, here are the 20 that had been previously announced.
- Earthworm Jim
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
- World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
- Contra: Hard Corps
- Streets of Rage 2
- Thunder Force 3
- Super Fantasy Zone
- Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Castlevania: Bloodlines
- Space Harrier 2
- Shining Force
- Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- ToeJam & Earl
- Comix Zone
- Altered Beast
- Gunstar Heroes
To learn more, visit the Sega website.