The console has a one-inch screen, and will arrive in four colour schemes, each with a different set of four games preloaded (full list below).
— セガ公式アカウント (@SEGA_OFFICIAL) June 3, 2020
The fun-sized device will offer a headphone jack, charge via USB and use two AAA batteries for power. Sega is currently offering a promotion where, if you buy all four variants of the Game Gear Micro, you will receive a special Big Window accessory that magnifies the screen while you play. The console will retail in Japan for 4,980 yen, which roughly equates to £40 or $50.
You can check out the games preloaded on each colour of micro console below:
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Puyo Puyo 2
- Out Run
- Royal Stone
- Sonic & Tails
- Gunstar Heroes
- Sylvan Tale
- Baku Baku Animal
- Shining Force 1
- Shining Force 2
- Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict
- Nazo Puyo: Arle no Roux
- Revelations: The Demon Slayer
- Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
- The G.G. Shinobi
As for the rest of Sega’s 60th-anniversary celebrations, the company has launched an anniversary website which offers a timeline of its history in games. We reviewed the SEGA Genesis Mini last year, calling it “as close to perfect as any retro all-in-one mini console has come so far.”
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