The underdog of the 16-bit console wars, NEC’s TurboGrafx-16, is getting a retro re-release because of Konami. The corporate introduced the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, a smaller scale model of the console launched stateside in 1989, at E3 2019 on Tuesday.
The TurboGrafx-16 Mini will recreate the cult basic console in a compact style much like the NES Traditional, PlayStation Traditional, and Sega Genesis Mini. It can come pre-loaded with basic video games and embody a recreation of the unique TurboGrafx-16 gamepad. No want for a multi-tap although; the TurboGrafx-16 Mini comes with two controller ports.
Konami confirmed 5 video games up to now, and guarantees extra are coming quickly. Right here’s what we all know will likely be included for certain:
- New Journey Island
- Ninja Spirit
- Ys Ebook I & II
- Dungeon Explorer
- Alien Crush
Naturally, we should always anticipate TurboGrafx-16 classics like Blazing Lasers, Bonk’s Journey, and The Legendary Axe to be introduced sooner or later, so watch this house. Konami didn’t announce pricing or launch date for the TG-16 Mini.
The TurboGrafx-16 was based mostly on the PC Engine, which launched in Japan in 1987. The console was way more profitable abroad than it was within the States, the place it battled the favored Sega Genesis and Tremendous NES. Konami plans to launch a PC Engine Mini in Japan, with a barely completely different recreation lineup that presently contains Tremendous Star Soldier, China Warrior, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, and Bonk’s Journey; and a PC Engine Core Grafx Mini in Europe.