Though it may now seem like a distant memory, there was once a time when SEGA was considered to be one of the main participants in the video game console hardware race. Before PlayStation and Xbox, there was SEGA. While the Japanese games company no longer makes video game hardware, for its 60th anniversary, SEGA has announced the Game Gear Micro.
The Game Gear was an 8-bit handheld gaming device released by SEGA in 1990. It competed primarily with Nintendo’s Game Boy, and promised to offer faithful home console-like experiences on the go.
Now, almost 30 years after its initial release, the Game Gear is back. Currently only announced for Japan, the Game Gear Micro will be available in 4 different colour variants, with each colour offering 4 different preloaded games to play.
The black console will offer:
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Puyo Puyo 2
- Out Run
- Royal Stone
The blue console meanwhile includes:
- Sonic Chaos
- Gunstar Heroes
- Sylvan Tale
- Baku Baku Animal
Those who purchase the red version will receive:
- Revelations: The Demon Slayer
- Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
- The GG Shinobi
And the yellow console includes:
- Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei – Jashin no Kuni he
- Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya
- Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict
- Nazopuyo Aruru no Ru
Being much smaller than the original Game Gear, collectors who purchase all four colour variants can get their hands on a “Big Window” magnifying glass attachment.
The Game Gear Micro will cost roughly $50, will release on the 6th of October, and as previously mentioned, is currently only slated for release in Japan. A trailer for the Game Gear Micro can be found HERE.
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