E3 2019: TurboGrafx-16 Mini Announced, First Six Games Revealed


At E3 2019, Konami has announced another mini-console, this one modeled after the TurboGrafx-16. The TurboGrafx was the third competitor in the 16-bit console wars–and while it was never as big as the Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis, it had a respectable catalog of hard-to-find exclusives.

The TurboGrafx-16 Mini is the American version on the official site. Europe is getting a PC Engine Core Mini, and Japan has a PC Engine Mini. Each has its own color scheme and design to match how the consoles were released in their respective territories.

The company has also announced the first six games for each territory. So far the American and European consoles have the same library of pre-loaded games: R-Type, New Adventure Island, Ninja Spirit, Ys Book 1 & 2, Dungeon Explorer, and Alien Crush. The Japanese version also has Dungeon Explorer and Ys, but swaps the others for Bonk’s Adventure, Dracula X, The Kung Fu/China Warrior, and Super Star Soldier.

The site says more titles will be revealed over time. Bonk generally served as the TG16 mascot, akin to Mario and Sonic for their respective titles, so those games may be revealed sometime in the future.

Pricing and release details have not been announced.

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