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Sega Genesis Mini 2 Delivers 50+ Games This October, Including Sega CD Games

Sega Genesis Mini 2 Sega CD games video game list release date October 27, 2022

Sega has officially announced Sega Genesis Mini 2 will launch in North America with a release date of October 27, 2022. This is of course the follow-up to the well-received Sega Genesis Mini, which was itself a mini console from 2019 that featured more than 40 games. Sega Genesis Mini 2 will include more than 50 games, and this time, it will include several Sega CD games as well.

This mini console is (fittingly) modeled after the Sega Genesis Model 2, so it looks a little different from the previous release. It also includes one 6-button controller as opposed to a 3-button controller, in addition to an HDMI cable, a USB power cable, and an AC adapter. The mini console is available to preorder now.

Sega Genesis Mini 2 Games List Confirmed So Far

  • After Burner II
  • Alien Soldier
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Lightening Force (not a typo)
  • The Ooze
  • OutRun
  • OutRunners
  • Rainbow Islands Extra
  • Rolling Thunder 2
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Splatterhouse 2
  • Super Hang-On
  • Vectorman 2
  • Virtua Racing
  • Mansion of Hidden Souls (Sega CD)
  • Night Striker (Sega CD)
  • Ninja Warriors (Sega CD)
  • Shining Force CD (Sega CD)
  • Silpheed (Sega CD)
  • Sonic CD (Sega CD)
  • Fantasy Zone (bonus game)
  • Star Mobile (bonus game, previously unreleased on Genesis it seems)

There are many more games yet to be announced, so keep an eye out and let us know what you’re hoping to see. Personally, I would absolutely lose it if GameArts’ Lunar: The Silver Star and Lunar: Eternal Blue from Sega CD are included. I would also absolutely lose it if they are not included. So, Sega should think about this very carefully.

The Sega Genesis Mini 2 release date is still a few months off, so if you can’t wait that long, Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack has a pretty nice collection of Genesis games already. There is also the phenomenally good deal that is Sega Genesis Classics.

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Former Managing Editor at The Escapist. I have been writing about video games since 2018 and editing writing on IT, project management, and video games for around a decade. I have an English degree, but Google was a more valuable learning resource. I taught English in South Korea for a year in 2018, and it was exponentially more fun than living in Pennsylvania. My major passions in life are SNES, Japanese RPGs, Berserk, and K-pop. I'm currently developing the game Boss Saga with my brother, which is guaranteed to change your life and you should buy it.