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TurboGrafx-16 Mini Console Announced And It Is Incredible

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Konami announced On June 11th, 2019 that they would be releasing a mini version of NEC’s 16-bit gaming console: It will be called TurboGrafx-16 (or PC Engine if you live/lived in Japan or France). These mini consoles will be the TurboGrafx-16 Mini (North America and Latin America), the PC Engine Core Grafx Mini (Europe) and the PC Engine Mini (Japan). Konami’s previous subsidiary Hudson Soft developed a preponderance of the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16’s software library.

Official websites have been opened to promote the product.

The console will come with packing two USB controller ports and support up to 5 players. The following games have been revealed as of right now.

North America, Latin America and Europe:

Alien Crush

Dungeon Explorer

New Adventure Island

Ninja Spirit

R-Type

Ys Book I & II

For Japan:

Akumajou Dracula: Chi no Rondo (Castlevania: Rondo of Blood)

Bonk’s Adventure

China Warrior

Dungeon Explorer

Super Star Soldier

Ys Book I & II

It has yet to be seen how many games will be on the final Mini Consoles, what the storage space is and what the divide between the Japanese and Non-Japanese Game libraries will be. Konami has also not yet confirmed release date(s), nor suggested an MSRP.

These days mini consoles are everywhere such as the NES Classic Edition/Mini, Super NES Classic Edition/Mini, PlayStation Classic and Sega will be releasing a Mega Drive/Genesis Mini at the end of this year.

TurboGrafx-16 had some great arcade ports such as Gradius II: Gofer’s Ambition and some really cool original shooters like Gate of Thunder and Blazing Lasers. Will the TurboGrafx-16 discover a new generation of fans through this memorial release? Tell us your favorite TurboGrafx-16 games should make a come back.

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