Konami announce the TurboGrafx-16 Mini and PC Engine Mini

Konami announce the TurboGrafx-16 Mini and PC Engine Mini

Konami are launching the latest classic console you didn’t know you ever wanted with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, PC Engine Mini and PC Engine Core Grafx Mini.

Did we need another classic mini console to reminisce over? Konami think so. To prove it they’re reviving NEC’s underdog games system.

Announced in three different regional flavours, the ‘PC Engine Mini’ will launch in Japan. A miniature replica of it’s full-sized ancestor, the PC Engine was first released in 1987.

In North America gamers will be treated to a mini version of the ‘TurboGrafx-16’. In similar fashion to the ‘SNES’ the U.S. version of the PC Engine had a notably different aesthetic to its Japanese and European counterparts.

A European version looks very similar to the PC Engine but comes with a dark casing and long name. Behold the ‘PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini’!

As per standard for this kind of classic console there will be games pre-loaded including six titles already announced: R-Type, New Adventure Island, Ninja Spirit, Ys Book I & II, Dungeon Explorer and Alien Crush. Each console variation is expected to come with region specific titles.

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Technical specifications are yet to be announced for the units, but expect HDMI connectivity. One thing we do know is that there are two ports for joypads.

Konami have launched a holding page which offers little more than images at this time.

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