Sega revealed the Mega Drive Tower Mini Zero in Japan. This is an extension for the Mega Drive Mini impressed by the add-on half for accessing Master System video games within the authentic console. It’s additionally designed to assist have a good time the upcoming Lost Judgment, which incorporates the Master System in-game. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
This extension is impressed by the Mega Adapter, which allowed the 16-bit Mega Drive to load cartridges and play video games from its 8-bit predecessor, the Sega Master System. In the North American Sega Genesis, this peripheral was generally known as the Power Base Converter.
However, this mini tower will solely act as a ornament for the Mega Drive Mini. It won’t embody any extension that really provides playable Master System video games. Sega confirmed that the Mega Drive Mini Tower Zero’s launch is solely meant to assist have a good time the upcoming launch of Lost Judgment on each the official webpage and press launch.
The firm reminded folks that Lost Judgment will embody a playable Master System console. The “game cartridges” offered within the ornament will likely be even primarily based completely on the checklist of 8-bit video games out there within the new title, comparable to Penguin Land and Alex Kidd in Miracle World.
When Sega launched the Sega Genesis Mini in North America and Mega Drive Mini worldwide on September 19, 2019, it additionally made the Mega Drive Tower Mini. The elective set added additional miniatures of the Mega CD and Super 32X. However, all of these add-ons solely acted as decorations, and they’d not have an effect on the mini console’s lineup in any means.
The Mega Drive Mini Tower Zero will likely be out there in Japan on October 21, 2021. It can have a price ticket of 4,950 yen (~$45) with tax already included. The add-on will solely come by itself, with the Mega Drive / Sega Genesis Mini having to be bought individually.
Sega will launch Lost Judgment for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on September 24, 2021.