SEGA Genesis Mini Presents A Star-Studded Cast with Earthworm Jim, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Castle of Illusion, and World of Illusion

A Blast from the Past When Mascot Platformers Ruled

IRVINE, Calif. - April 18, 2019
- Whoaaa, Nelly! It's time to run and jump our way to the next lineup of timeless classics making their way to the SEGA Genesis Mini with some of the biggest characters in video game history.

SEGA Genesis Mini, Starring:

The GROOVY! worm himself, Earthworm Jim!

Sonic's BFF, Tails, in his debut performance, in Sonic the Hedgehog 2!

The one and only, Mickey Mouse, in two classically-animated games, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, each with their own beloved casts of characters.

The Next 10
Earthworm Jim
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
Contra: Hard Corps
Streets of Rage 2
Thunder Force III
Super Fantasy Zone
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Landstalker

SEGA Genesis Mini FAQ:

Q. When does it launch?
A. September 19, 2019

Q. How many games will be included?
A. 40 games.

Q. Which games will be included?
A. The first 20 titles included with the system, with the rest to be announced intermittently over the coming months, are:
Sonic the Hedgehog
Ecco the Dolphin
Castlevania: Bloodlines
Space Harrier 2
Shining Force
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
ToeJam & Earl
Comix Zone
Altered Beast
Gunstar Heroes
Earthworm Jim
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
Contra: Hard Corps
Thunder Force III
Super Fantasy Zone
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Streets of Rage 2
Landstalker

Q. Which version of the Genesis is the Mini based on?
A. It's based on the original Model 1 Genesis which launched in Oct. 1988 in Japan, Aug. 1989 in North America, and Nov. 1990 everywhere else.

Q. How big is it in comparison to the original console?
A. It's approximately 55% of the original Model 1 size.

Q. What do you get in the box?
A. The Genesis Mini comes complete with 40 games, Two replica three-button USB Genesis controllers, One USB to Micro-B power cable, One power adapter (North America only), and One HDMI cable.

Q. Who handled the ports?
A. M2 is handling the porting process. They've previously worked on SEGA AGES and SEGA 3D Classics Collection, with a fantastic reputation based on the quality of their emulation projects and their faithfully recreated ports.

Q. Can I use original Genesis controllers with the Mini?
A. No, only the provided USB controllers.

Q. How much will it cost at launch?
A. $79.99 US/£69.99/€79.99/AUD$139.95

Q. Where can I find more information?
A. genesismini.sega.com

About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America's website is located at www.sega.com

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