Sega Announces Game Gear Micro

Sega turns 60 this year and is apparently planning to pull out all the stops for its own birthday. It was announced by the company that it will be reviving its beloved Game Gear handheld later this year! The catch: it’s really, really small. Take a look at Game Gear Micro in all its minute glory (the video is in Japanese, but there’s plenty to take in from the footage even if the language is a barrier for some!):

Let’s get the first possibly painful detail out of the way now: Game Gear Micro has not been announced for any regions outside of Japan… yet! This news is still fresh, so for now we’ll hold out some hope of it coming to other territories. The console launches in Japan on October 6 and comes in four different color variants with four games included on each. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Black:
    • Out Run
    • Puyo Puyo Tsu
    • Royal Stone
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Blue:
    • Baku Baku Animal: Sekai Shiikugakari Senshuken
    • Gunstar Heroes
    • Sonic & Tails
    • Sylvan Tale
  • Yellow:
    • Nazo Puyo: Arle no Roux
    • Shining Force
    • Shining Force II
    • Shining Force: Final Conflict
  • Red:
    • Columns
    • The G.G. Shinobi
    • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible
    • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special

That’s a rather eclectic mix of software, certainly. It’s likely that the lineup of games would change beyond Japan’s boarders if fans are ever graced with an international release, but there are surely many fans who would love to see all sixteen of these games come to them. Here’s a closer look at the four versions of the handheld:

And finally, here’s the Big Window Micro, which will be included in a special bundle that collects all four Game Gear Micro variants. It’s a screen magnifier modeled off of the original version from back in the day:

Game Gear Micro runs off of two AAA batteries—we’ll go out on a limb and say that the devices likely squeeze more than the 3-5 hours of power that the original Game Gear could get… from SIX AA batteries! What a difference 30 years makes in terms of mitigating power consumption, eh? As soon as we hear more about Game Gear Micro we’ll let you all know, but until then feel free to ache longingly for one of the coolest bits of news from the House of Sonic in a while.

Source: Sega of Japan Twitter Account

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