Sega’s next micro-hardware is a 36-game arcade machine
Astro City Mini will release in Japan this year
Sega has announced its latest micro-console, the Astro City Mini arcade cabinet.
The downsized games hardware will release this year in Japan and come preloaded with 36 Sega arcade titles, including Golden Axe, Virtua Fighter and Fantasy Zone.
As revealed in a since-deleted Game Watch story (captured via Sega Driven), the Astro City Mini will include a built-in screen, joystick and six-button setup.
The micro-console can also be played on television via HDMI and is powered via a micro USB connection. There are two additional USB slots for additional control pads and arcade sticks, which will reportedly be sold separately.
Even though the included software will be based on arcade games, each will offer save states similar to other micro-consoles.
The Astro City Mini will be priced at 12,800 yen (around $117 / £94) and release before the end of the year in Japan. A Western release has not been confirmed.
Astro City Mini confirmed games
- Alien Syndrome
- Alien Storm
- Golden Axe
- Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder
- Columns II
- Dark Edge
- Tant R
- Virtua Fighter
- Fantasy Zone
- Altered Beast
Astro City will be the second micro-console Sega releases in Japan this year, alongside the ‘palm-sized’ Game Gear Micro console.
The micro version of the 1990 handheld will launch in Japan on October 6 and come in blue, yellow, red and black variants, with each including a different collection of games.
There’s no word on a Western release for Game Gear Micro either, although the recent Mega Drive Mini was released worldwide in 2019.