Yesterday, Sega’s Hiroyuki Miyazaki and Yosuke Okunari hosted a livestream at Sega’s Mega Drive Mini launch occasion, the place some additional particulars have been revealed relating to the Mega Drive Mini and Mega Drive Tower Mini, together with a hidden 43rd recreation within the Japanese version.
The stream itself was very casual, and was basically held within the background of what was a big reunion occasion between varied Sega builders (and a few M2 and Taito workers, due to Darius).
Particular point out must be made for almost your complete workers of the unique Sonic the Hedgehog being current, aside from composer Masato Nakamura.
On the stream, a 43rd recreation that may solely be accessed by way of a hidden code was revealed – Kiss Shot, a snooker recreation launched by Sega in 1992. The recreation is just obtainable on the Japanese Mega Drive Mini, by urgent A+B+C and Start whereas inside Game no Kanzume Otokuyou.
The Japanese Mega Drive Tower Mini was additionally revealed to return with some additional goodies, together with an envelope with Sega Enterprise’s outdated brand, which comprises a poster with the design sheets for the Mega Drive on one aspect, and a listing of launched video games by date on the opposite.
It additionally comes with an additional booklet that has the hand-drawn designs for the Mega Drive design, in addition to the varied add-ons that got here afterwards, such because the Lock-on Cartridge for Sonic 3 & Knuckles. At the very again is the lyrics and musical sheets for Sega’s firm music, ‘Power of Youth’.
Asked about why this wasn’t marketed at the beginning, Miyazaki remarked, “Well, sales were doing great, so I didn’t feel the need to.”
Some different particulars in regards to the Mega Drive Mini have been revealed on stream:
- There have been a number of video games that they needed so as to add to the Mega Drive Mini, however couldn’t out of assorted causes. Star Cruiser almost made it in, however was minimize proper earlier than the mastering of the mini console, as a result of they couldn’t discover the rights holder.
- Other video games which have been thought of included Sword of Sodan, Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge, in addition to unreleased video games RPG Densetsu Hepoi, and Ushiwakamaru Saburota Monogatari.
- Yuzo Koshiro was current on the occasion, and when requested whether or not there will probably be any revival OSTs, in addition to an official soundtrack launch for the songs he composed for the menu themes of the Mega Drive Mini, he mentioned, ‘No… Well, if Sega gives the okay.’ Miyazaki gave the okay on the spot, and Okunari introduced that Sega will attempt work one thing out.
You can watch the livestream beneath:
The Mega Drive Mini is obtainable at the moment in Japan, whereas the Genesis Mini is obtainable at the moment in North America. However, the Mega Drive Mini was delayed to October 4, 2019 lately.