Konami heads back to the past with the TurboGrafx-16 mini this year

With the Genesis Mini heading to shelves this September, you’d think the console wars of the 90s were still happening. Fear not, for Konami has also announced its plans to put its hat in the ring with the TurboGrafx-16 mini, which is a smaller version of the classic console. While more information like pricing and release dates will be announced later, the console already has a pretty choice lineup so far, with games like Ys Book I & II and R-Type being among the first titles to come to the console.

Now even smaller compared to the original, the console will fit in the palm of your hand and feature a full-sized controller.

The announced catalogue of titles pre-loaded on the TurboGrafx-16 mini include:

  • R-TYPE
  • Ys BOOK I & II

With more to be announced soon…

The TurboGrafx-16 mini will be released throughout North America, with two additional variants to be released in certain regions of Europe as well as Japan. The consoles will be named PC Engine Core Grafx Mini in Europe and PC Engine mini in Japan.

More details including full game line-up, pricing and availablility will be announced at a later date.

The original consoles were well-known for introducing several historical firsts, including the first console with a CD-ROM add-on and the first console to offer multi-tap support for up to five players. More than that however, the consoles became a collector’s favorite thanks to their quality games line-up; many of which will be included in this re-release.

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