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The Mega Drive Mini 2 gets a $150 controller


Sega is set to release a Cyber ​​Stick replica to go along with its recently announced Mega Drive Mini 2 mini console.

While the console itself is expected to cost ¥9,980 – around $75 – the working Cyber ​​Stick replica will cost double that at ¥19,800, or around $150.

Courtesy of Famitsu, we now know it will look and perform pretty much as those with long memories will remember it, with a stick, throttle and the ability to switch for both right and left handed use, which is pretty much cool. However, we don’t have any confirmation yet if the device will be available outside of Japan; as always, we’ll confirm as soon as we know more.

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Sega also used the livestream to detail other games coming to the retro console: Outrun, Afterburner II, Night Striker, Ninja Warriors, Starblade, Splatterhouse Part 2, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, Mega Panel, Ichidant-R , Columns III and Star Mobile.

Sega announced its new retro micro console in Japan (opens in a new tab), but a subsequent interview apparently confirmed plans for an overseas launch, including Europe and North America. The console is set to launch in Japan on October 27, but the company hasn’t officially revealed a North American or European date, which we can assume will launch at some point after the Japanese release.

We’re not quite sure of all the details just yet, but the North American version will likely be called the Sega Genesis Mini 2, much like the Sega Drive itself was renamed in the US.

The Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 will launch with 50 games, including Sonic CD, Thunder Force 4 and Virtua Racing, and includes titles released specifically for Sega CD, the Sega Genesis CD-ROM add-on that comes with its own selection of exclusive games. Games. Yes, this mini accessory will also be available for purchase, although it is just a nice add-on with no function.

The Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 will cost ¥9,980 (about $75) and the Sega CD will cost ¥4,500 (about $37).

Sega plans to release more remakes, remasters and spinoffs (opens in a new tab) by March 2023. The confirmation came during the company’s recent financial presentation in which it forecast increased sales partly due to a “significant increase in new title lines”.

Later in the presentation, he revealed that an important part of his strategy for new releases is to extend the life of existing intellectual property with remakes, remasters and spin-offs. He was specifically referring to games like Sonic Colors: Ultimate, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, and the Yakuza spin-off and Judgment sequel Lost Judgment.

In January, it seemed that Sega reconsidered plans to jump on the NFT bandwagon (opens in a new tab) until it is more certain “what will and what will not be accepted by users”.

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