WATCH: The launch trailer for the Sega Mega Drive Mini is a massive rush of nostalgia 4 weeks ago

WATCH: The launch trailer for the Sega Mega Drive Mini is a massive rush of nostalgia

The console turns 30 years old this week.

Although we didn't get it until September 1990, the Sega Genesis (known as the Sega Mega Drive over here) was first released in North America in August 1989, making it the must-have Christmas gift for that year.

There is a chance that now, three decades later, it could somewhat become the must-have Christmas gift for this year too, as the Sega Mega Drive Mini (or Genesis Mini, as it is known in the States) is set to be released on Friday 4 October.

The launch trailer has been released, and between that voice-over (which sounds a little bit like George Takei?), to the retro graphics and visuals, it is a massive wave of nostalgia, come to destroy us with how old we all feel now.

The new mini-system will be released with two controllers, a HDMI set-up for your TVs that won't know what to do with graphics this old, as well as 40 games (and two more bonus ones for good measure).

The full list of the accompanying games, as well as details on how to get the console, can be found below the trailer.

Clip via SegaAmerica

40 titles announced:

  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Alisia Dragoon
  • Columns
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Strider
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Light Crusader
  • Monster World IV
  • Eternal Champions
  • Road Rash II
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Thunder Force 3
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Landstalker
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Shining Force
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • Comix Zone
  • Altered Beast
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Mega Man: The Willy Wars
  • Street Fighter 2: Special Champion Edition
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Phantasy Star 4
  • Beyond Oasis (aka The Story Of Thor)
  • Ghouls 'N Ghosts
  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Golden Axe
  • Vectorman
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World
  • (Bonus Game) Tetris
  • (Bonus Game) Darius

The official website of the Sega Mega Drive Mini can be found here, with pre-order availability from Amazon, Game, and Smyths Toy Story.