Sega delays Mega Drive Mini launch in Europe and the Middle East
Release slips to October “due to unavoidable logistical challenges”
Sega has delayed the Mega Drive Mini launch in Europe and the Middle East due to logistical hurdles.
While there’s no word of a similar delay in the US, where the system’s known as Sega Genesis Mini and is still expected to be released on September 19, it won’t arrive in Europe or the Middle East until the following month.
“Unfortunately due to unavoidable logistical challenges, the European and Middle Eastern release of the Mega Drive Mini will be delayed by two weeks, to October 4th 2019,” the company said. “We appreciate your patience.”
Priced at $80/£70, the plug in and play console will come with 42 games, two wired control pads, a USB power adaptor, plus power and HDMI cables.
The first batch of games announced for the console was Ecco the Dolphin, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Space Harrier 2, Shining Force, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Machine, ToeJam & Earl, Comix Zone, Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, and Gunstar Heroes.
Mega Drive Mini will also play home to Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse, World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, Thunder Force 3, Super Fantasy Zone, Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master, Streets of Rage 2, Earthworm Jim, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Contra: Hard Corps, and Landstalker.
Also previously confirmed for the system were 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, Vectorman, and Wonder Boy in Monster World.
The final 12 games revealed for the console were Tetris, Darius, Virtua Fighter 2, Alisia Dragoon, Monster World IV, Kid Chameleon, Road Rash II, Eternal Champions, Columns, Dynamite Headdy, Strider, and Light Crusader.