So you handled to forget retro consoles were a thing? Permit Konami to advise you with the release of the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, which is now offered to pre-order.

Yes, retro consoles are still coming out. I believed the lukewarm release of the Commodore 64 Mini and the obvious desertion of the pattern by Nintendo would have put an end to the circulation of retro consoles. However obviously we’re going to drag every video gaming gadget from the 80 s and 90 s into the 21 st century, kicking and yelling.

If you do not keep in mind the TurboGrafx-16, do not stress– the console wasn’t precisely a hit in America. However it was rather a hit overseas, where it was called the PC Engine. It was launched in Japan initially in 1987, and all over else in 1989 or thereabouts. So it’s certainly among the older consoles to be revived– that’s not a bad thing, however it does not diminish the swimming pool of possibly classic clients, and without the name acknowledgment of Nintendo, it’ll need to offer itself to children of my generation or after on its video game choice.

To Konami’s credit, the Mini design does come with around 50 video games, with around half of those being Japanese PC Engine video games (the list states 50, however there’s a little bit of overlap in between the 2). The highlights consist of Area Harrier, Bomberman ’93, Snatcher, Neutopia I & II ( which will be offered in Japanese and English), and Gradius You can see more of the titles in the promotion video:

That’s a quite a great deal of video games. With that number nevertheless, does come an inflated price– the pre-order cost is $99 on the Amazon page. I sense we’ll see a come-down because cost. To offer a point of contrast, that’s the initial cost of the PlayStation Classic, which was roundly buffooned for being overpriced compared to the NES and SNES Classics and which dropped to $20 on Amazon’s Prime Day.

Konami’s offering 3 variations of the console: one based upon the TurboGrafx-16 design, which will be offered in The United States and Canada, one based upon the PC Engine for Japan, and one called the PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini, which is based upon an updated variation of the PC Engine and will be offered in some European nations.

Pre-orders were initially opened the other day as part of the Amazon Prime Day occasion. They’re presently open on Amazon here The console will formally launched on March 19, 2020.