Mega Drive Mini Release Pushed Back to October in Europe

Retro game fans around the world are eagerly awaiting Sega’s entry into the throwback mini-console market with the Sega Genesis Mini, or as it’s known in Europe, the Mega Drive Mini. The system’s full lineup has been unveiled, so now we are all just waiting until it releases in September. Unfortunately, fans in both Europe and the Middle East will have to wait a bit longer for the Mega Drive Mini than those of us stateside will have to for the Sega Genesis Mini.

The delay was confirmed by SEGA Europe on Twitter earlier today. While the Mega Drive Mini was originally poised to release on September 19, it will now arrive two weeks later on October 4. As for why it was delayed, Sega Europe cites “unavoidable logistical challenges.” If this means the launch of the Mega Drive Mini goes smoother in those territories, I’m sure European and Middle Eastern fans will ultimately be okay with this delay.

The North American branch of Sega has not mentioned any kind of delay, so the system still seems to be on track to release when expected in North America. DualShockers was able to check out the system out early at E3, so you can see our full impressions in our preview. The Sega Genesis Mini arrives in North America on September 19, 2019 and can be pre-ordered right now on Amazon. Meanwhile, those looking to pick up a Mega Drive Mini will have to wait until October 4, 2019.

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New Sonic Racing Game Teased at Sonic the Hedgehog SXSW Panel

SEGA announced earlier today that they would be revealing two new Sonic the Hedgehog related projects at their Gotta Go Fast: The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Panel at SXSW. One of those projects was Sonic Mania Plus, a definitive physical edition of last year’s critically acclaimed 2D Sonic game. That being said, one more title was teased at the end of the event – a new Sonic the Hedgehog racing game.

The Sonic the Hedgehog series is no stranger to racing games. Back on the Game Gear, there was the Sonic Drift series. On the Sega Saturn, there was the infamous Sonic R. Even more recently, the Sumo Digital-developed Sonic & All-Stars Racing series graced last-gen consoles. While details on this new Sonic racing title are currently scarce, we do know that it isn’t a sequel to any previous Sonic racing game.

As for the short teaser trailer, it doesn’t tell us much about the game. It begins with a car revving up, only to go to the game’s logo with only the R lit up. You can check out this teaser trailer at the bottom of this article.

While this title is currently without an official name, platforms, or release window, DualShockers will be sure to let you know when all of those things are announced.

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SEGA to Unveil New Sonic the Hedgehog Projects Later Today at a SXSW Panel

2017 was a pretty good year for Sonic the Hedgehog fans. While Sonic Forces was a bit disappointing, Sonic Mania was amazing and reinvigorated the long-running series at its 2D roots. As usual, the blue hedgehog doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon, as SEGA announced today that will be revealing new project pertaining to Sonic the Hedgehog later today at an SXSW panel.

This panel is officially titled Gotta Go Fast: The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Panel, and will take place at 4:30pm ET. This panel will have several notable guests, including Takashi Iizuka, Head of Sonic Team, Aaron Webber, Social Media Manager for the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Tyson Hesse, Animation Director for Sonic Mania, and Jasmin Hernandez, SEGA’s TV Animation Production Coordinator.

According to SEGA “the future of the franchise and some exciting new projects and collaborations” will be discussed during the panel. While the event may not be entirely game-focused, Sonic the Hedgehog fans will still probably get some sweet news out of it. DualShockers will be sure to let you know if any important games or projects are announced at this panel.

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