Europe and the Middle East is out of luck with the SEGA Mega Drive Mini.
„Unfortunately due to unavoidable logistical challenges, the European and Middle Eastern release of the SEGA Mega Drive Mini will be delayed by two weeks [from September 19], to October 4th 2019. We appreciate your patience,” SEGA Europe wrote on Twitter. Only these two regions are affected – North America (where the mini console will be available as the SEGA Genesis Mini) and Japan will still receive the newest of the mini consoles on September 19.
The SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis Mini will contain the following games: Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, Altered Beast, Beyond Oasis, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Comix Zone, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Earthworm Jim, Ecco the Dolphin, Ghouls ‘N Ghosts, Golden Axe, Gunstar Heroes, Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole, Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Phantasy Star IV, Probotector, Shining Force, Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic Spinball, Space Harrier II, Street Fighter II’: Special Champion Edition, Streets of Rage II, Super Fantasy Zone, Thunder Force III, ToeJam & Earl, Vectorman, Wonder Boy in Monster World, World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, and the final round of announcements: Alisia Dragoon, Columns, Darius, Dynamite Headdy, Eternal Champions, Kid Chameleon, Light Crusader, Monster World IV, Road Rash II, Strider, Tetris, Virtua Fighter 2. In total, the console will have not forty but forty-two games! SEGA might be pulling something big with Tetris, as officially, this game has not been available on the 16-bit console so far. Japan has better games (such as The Revenge of Shinobi), but we got used to that already…
The SEGA Genesis / SEGA Mega Drive Mini will cost 80 USD/EUR. Its launch is thus October 4 in Europe and the Middle East, while elsewhere, it will be available starting September 19.