Sega Announces New Handheld Game Gear Micro


from André Linken
Somewhat surprisingly, Sega announced the comeback of the handheld Game Gear. It is a greatly reduced micro version, which according to current plans will be released in Japan on October 6, 2020. You can find a first video in the message.

It was 30 years ago when Sega launched the 8-bit handheld Game Gear to compete against the big competition in the form of the Game Boy from Nintendo. At the time, this attempt was not particularly successful, but the handheld will soon be making a surprising comeback.

Sega has announced the so-called Game Gear Micro on the official website. As the name suggests, this is a greatly reduced version of the 8-bit handheld, which is technically identical to the original. Incidentally, the term "micro" is not an exaggeration, because according to the first pictures, the good piece is even a little smaller than the palm of a hand. The handheld will initially be offered in four different colors. It is not yet known whether and when further variants will follow. The retail price is 4,980 yen, which is equivalent to just over 40 euros.


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Game Gear Micro is scheduled for release on October 6, 2020 – at least in Japan. It is not yet clear whether and when the scaled-down handheld will also be offered in other regions of the world. At least the first games that should be available for the device have already been determined. These include the Jump & Run Sonic the Hedgehog, the puzzle game Columns and Shining Force. In the coming weeks and months, Sega will announce further details. By the way, below this message you will find a Japanese video about Game Gear Micro.

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