Sega has officially confirmed today that the Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 will indeed be coming to Europe as well as North America (under the Genesis name, of course).
It's not that surprising, but up until now, Sega was yet to confirm if this would be the case. Now we know it'll be hitting shelves on the same day in Europe as it will in North America and Japan, on 27th October.
The miniature console will have 60 (+1) games, which include brand new ports, games never released in English before, and even a handful of Sega CD titles!
There will be a few differences between the European/North American console and the Japanese one — such as no Popful Mail or Lunar: The Silver Star or Eternal Blue — and many were also hoping for Rocket Knight Adventure but there's a pretty wide variety of titles on the system. Pre-orders for the console open in September in Europe.
Stellar titles such as Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar (which is Thunder Force IV), Truxton (with the music all fixed), Streets of Rage 3, and The Ninja Warriors are just a handful of the games that have made it onto the system.
Here's the full list of titles coming to the English system:
- After Burner II
- Alien Soldier
- Atomic Runner
- Bonanza Bros.
- Crusader of Centy
- Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
- Earthworm Jim 2
- Elemental Master
- Fatal Fury 2
- Gain Ground
- Golden Axe II
- Herzog Zwei
- Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar
- Midnight Resistance
- Phantasy Star II
- RAINBOW ISLANDS -EXTRA-
- ROLLING THUNDER 2
- Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
- Shining Force II
- Shining in the Darkness
- Sonic 3D Blast
- SPLATTERHOUSE 2
- Streets of Rage 3
- Super Hang-On
- SUPER STREET FIGHTER II THE NEW CHALLENGERS
- The Ooze
- The Revenge of Shinobi
- ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
- VectorMan 2
- Virtua Racing
- Ecco the Dolphin (Sega CD)
- Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega CD)
- Final Fight CD (Sega CD)
- Mansion of Hidden Souls (Sega CD)
- NIGHT STRIKER (Sega CD)
- Night Trap (Sega CD)
- Robo Aleste (Sega CD)
- Sewer Shark (Sega CD)
- Shining Force CD (Sega CD)
- SILPHEED (Sega CD)
- Sonic CD (Sega CD)
- THE NINJA WARRIORS (Sega CD)
- Devi & Pii (Special Content)
- Fantasy Zone (Special Content)
- Space Harrier II + Space Harrier (Special Content)
- Spatter (Special Content)
- Star Mobile (Special Content)
- Super Locomotive (Special Content)
- VS Puyo Puyo Sun (Special Content)
If you want to see what's coming to the Japanese system check out our guide below:
- Further reading - Mega Drive Mini 2 Games List - Every Genesis And SEGA CD Game Announced
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