When Konami inexplicably revealed the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, we were a little skeptic to say the least. But it turns out that the company is going all in with this one, as we reported last month that the console across both the English and Japanese versions will house 50 games. In a special trailer, Konami has unveiled an additional 7 games that will be included when it launches in March 2020.
Here are the newly announced titles.
- Serie Senshi Spriggan
- Spriggan Mark 2
- Dragon Spirit
- Galaga ’88
- The Genji and the Heike Clans
- The Legend of Valkrie
As you can see, most of the titles revealed were specifically released only in Japan when they originally launched. With the exception of Splatterhouse, it’s more than likely that a lot of gamers won’t recognize them. Truthfully, the TurboGrafx-16 is sort of a niche system in an of itself. Named the PC Engine in Japan, it came out in the West as the TurboGrafx-16. Billed as a step up from the 8-bit console era, the system boasted some impressive graphics at the time, along with a great lineup of games.
However, once the Sega Genesis and the Super Nintendo came out the famous Console Wars began, and the TurboGrafx-16 faded into history. Despite the console’s lack of a giant fanbase, Konami appears to think that the market is ripe for it’s return, and so here we are. The TurboGrafx-16 Mini launches on March 19, 2020 and is being sold exclusively through Amazon, which you can pre-order here.
You can check out the Final Lineup trailer here: