After announcing the Game Gear mini to celebrate its 60th anniversary, today Sega announced a new console joining the trend of the "mini" retro movement: the Astro City Mini. It is said to include 36 games but only a few were announced for now:
- Virtua Fighter
- Fantasy Zone
- Golden Axe
- Golden Axe The Revenge of Death Adder
- Alien Syndrome
- Columns II
- Dark Edge
- Altered Beast
The small arcade cabinet can be plugged to a tv/monitor through HDMI. It also comes with 2 USB port in order to plug controllers sold separately.
Retail price: 12800Y + tax
Release date: 2020.12
Controller price: 2780Y + tax
More info on the official website: https://sega.jp/astrocitymini/
The Game Gear mini website being in both Japanese and English languages since day one, it is unknown if the Astro City mini will get release outside Japan.
While I think this is a cool news, I am more excited to the idea of the potential games we might get. Especially ones that are hard to emulate like Planet Harriers (as discussed there). So far no Naomi game have been announced, so we'll see.