SEGA Genesis Mini 2 Release Confirmed For October

More than 50 titles with unreleased bonus surprises

July 14, 2022

SEGA corporation announced today on its official Twitter account that it will release the Sega Genesis Mini 2 for North America on October 27th, 2022. This time, boasting over 50 new classic games, previously unreleased on the Genesis Mini, and including SEGA CD titles. It will be available for purchase exclusively on Amazon.

A new official website has also opened at the time of the announcement, with pre-orders for the classic console now live exclusively on Amazon.

The Sega Genesis Mini 2 is a completely redesigned version of the Sega Genesis Mini, the dedicated 16-bit console released in September 2019. The previous one was larger in size, but the new one is much smaller and more powerful. It also has more than 50 popular classic games, exceeding its predecessor’s 42 titles, in addition to bonus titles that were not released at the time, and the ability to run pre-installed Sega CD titles using an expanded power unit.


The new Sega Genesis Mini 2 comes with a 6-Button Control Pad, and older controllers are also compatible. The newer titles will also come with advanced features like full-motion video and smooth animations. It should be noted that the titles currently confirmed for the Japanese and North American releases are different, due to licensing issues and other factors. Newer titles will be introduced gradually through announcements and live streams.

According to the Japanese Website and developer Mr. Yosuke Okunari, it was not just a matter of porting games, but re-licensing the voice actors and music of certain titles, like Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, and that’s why it took some time to deliver the Sega Genesis Mini 2. The new console will also include different sound options for the menu screen with the choice to change between them. It will also include more control options for fighting game titles.

SEGA Genesis Mini 2 NA Revealed Games: 

Sega CD titles:

  • Mansion of Hidden Souls
  • Night Striker
  • Ninja Warriors
  • Shining Force 
  • Silpheed 
  • Sonic CD

Sega Genesis Titles:

  • After Burner 2
  • Alien Soldier
  • Bonanza Brothers
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Outrun
  • Outrunners
  • Rainbow Islands Extra
  • Rolling Thunder 2
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Splatterhouse 2
  • Super Hang On
  • The Ooze
  • Vectorman 2
  • Virtua Racing

Bonus titles (Ports):

  • Fantasy Zone
  • Star Mobile

Japan Revealed Games:

  • Megapanel
  • Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
  • Ichidant Earl
  • Popful Mail
  • Magical Taruruto-Kun
  • Thunder Force IV
  • Columns III
  • Starblade

The new Sega Genesis Mini 2 is listed on Amazon with a price of 103.8$. It will contain the console, 1 Wired Control Pad, USB Power Adapter, Power Cable, and HDMI Cable.

Mohamed Hassan

Mohamed (He/Him) from Egypt is Interested in gaming as a storytelling medium and how it can give shape to new emotions and life lessons. He is currently learning the Japanese language and is interested on learning more about the Japanese culture and other cultures and how they are represented in gaming. Also a Long term fan of JRPGs, Indie games and VIsual Novels.

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