Only one month after revealing its TurboGrafx-16 Mini console and simply 5 of its video games, Konami has shared two movies detailing the ultimate checklist, and the console’s launch date. There are 24 titles for the TurboGrafx-16 and 26 for its Japanese variant, the PC Engine, and a March 19, 2020 launch date.
In a singular twist, nonetheless, the entire video games will probably be included with each variations, for a grand complete of 50 titles. There may be some overlap between regional releases, “with minor regional differences,” the official website states.
Right here’s the complete checklist of TurboGrafx-16 titles, with the 5 beforehand introduced titles in daring:
Ys e book I&II
J.J. & Jeff
New Journey Island
Lords of Thunder
And listed below are the 26 PC Engine titles which, the location notes, are in Japanese:
The Kung Fu
Tremendous Star Solider
Tremendous Momotaro Dentetsu II
Ninja Ryūkenden *Japanese ver. of NINJA GAIDEN
Gradius II – Gofer no Yabō –
Akumajō Dracula X Chi no Rondo
Bomberman Panic Bomber
Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire
One recreation price highlighting is Hideo Kojima’s cyberpunk basic Snatcher, included within the checklist of Japanese video games. The sport was later localized and ported to the Sega CD, although it was a industrial failure and continues to fetch a excessive value within the retro market. It appears unlikely that this launch will probably be localized, however Konami is certain to get the request. We’ve reached out for clarification.
Whereas the TurboGrafx-16 Mini consists of two controller ports — an improve from the unique console’s single port — it’ll additionally supply an genuine retro expertise by supporting as much as 5 gamers with a multitap, bought individually identical to the TurboTap was in 1989. It additionally options retro mini console mainstays like CRT scanline and fast save options.
The console will probably be obtainable completely on Amazon in March and has a pre-order interval beginning July 15th, the primary day of the retail large’s annual Prime Day occasion. With eight months to go earlier than its March 2020 launch, there’s seemingly not a lot else for Konami to disclose apart from its value and, maybe most significantly, the standard of its emulation. With famous porting home M2 dealing with duties on the Sega Genesis Mini, in addition to Konami’s latest “Anniversary Collection” collection, there’s hope they’ll be concerned on this challenge, avoiding one other PlayStation Basic state of affairs.