Sega Mega Drive Mini announced in Japan

Sega Mega Drive Mini announced in Japan

Unfortunately, the company did not disclose more details, such as price or release date, nor gave clues about the titles that will accompany it; it was only confirmed that its launch aims to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original launch, which took place in October 1988 in Japan.

Good evening, everyone. It's Friday night here in North America, but in Japan, it's a lovely Saturday and a flawless time for Sega Festival 2018.

Sega will be cashing in on the wave that Nintendo started with their smaller NES and SNES products, and it could work extremely well.

At the same event, Sega has also announced that updated versions of its classic titles Shenmue I and Shenmue II are heading to the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, and PC. Both games will feature Japanese AND English voiceovers as well as options for modern vs. classic controls and a fully scalable screen resolution.

Third, SEGA announced SEGA Ages for the Nintendo Switch and be available via the Nintendo eShop. The full range of games it will offer is unknown (it seems SEGA was asking fans what titles they wanted?), but we do know it will be arriving in Japan in 2018. Thus far, only three have been announced: Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star and Thunder Force IV.

The fourth announcement is a brand new Sakura Taisen project that will be faithful to the DNA of the storied series.

As for this entry, all we know is that it will be set in Taisho era 1929.