Konami would possibly effectively have earned the “maximum unexpected announcement of E3” trophy with Tuesday evening’s unexpected reveal of the TurboGrafx-16 Mini (referred to as the PC Engine Mini in Japan and the PC Engine Core Grafx Mini in Europe).
Value and liberate date weren’t introduced, however Konami did divulge six video games for america and Ecu editions of the plug-and-play HDMI device, with extra to be introduced at some point:
- New Journey Island
- Ninja Spirit
- Ys E-book I & II
- Dungeon Explorer
- Alien Weigh down
The Japanese edition has a moderately distinct listing of introduced video games up to now, together with well-remembered classics like Tremendous Superstar Soldier, PC Child (a.okay.a. Bonk’s Journey), and Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (later ported to the SNES and Dracula X). Variations of those video games could also be coming for different areas, however they have got but to be introduced. Japan and Europe additionally get a unique design for the device’s case itself, modeled after the squarish PC Engine, whilst US shoppers gets the bigger, oblong TurboGrafx design.
Konami says all variations of the device will characteristic usual purposes like fast saves, digital simulated CRT scanlines, and the unique four:three side ratio show. An non-compulsory multitap can also be to be had to permit for up for five-player simultaneous play.
The newest plug-and-play HDMI unfashionable device follows a development that now comprises miniature editions of the NES, Super NES, PlayStation, and Neo Geo, with a licensed Genesis Mini coming in September. Most of the video games on the ones techniques, although, had been re-released in myriad bureaucracy for plenty of other platforms over time. TurboGrafx video games, however, have handiest been re-released en masse as a part of the Digital Console collections for the Wii and Wii U. Unique TurboGrafx and instrument can command significant prices in as of late’s secondhand marketplace as effectively.
Konami received keep watch over of the TurboGrafx/PC Engine emblem in 2011 with the purchase of Hudson Soft, which designed the unique device within the past due ’80s (with production authorized out to NEC).