During last night’s Sega FES 2018 stream, the company announced a mini version of the Mega Drive will be released in Japan later this year.
Sega didn’t show much more than the actual model, so details are scarce as to what kind of hardware or software is packed in the mini machine. We do have an image of how small it is, though.
The device looks like it’s following in the same vein as Ninendo’s wildly popular NES Classic and SNES Classic devices, which allowed gamers to play a variety of pre-loaded games. The game will be available in Japan, at least to start, according to Polygon. There’s no word on what games will be available for the device.
Sega released the original Mega Drive in Japan on October 29th, 1988, and in North America on August 14th, 1989, ultimately selling more than 30 million devices worldwide.
The company also recently licensed out a selection of its classic games for iOS and Android phones. Switch owners will now be able to play as well: Sega also announced that at least 15 games, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, and Thunder Force 4, will be released later this summer.
Check out the trailer below.