To me the biggest news to come out of E3 this year was Konami’s announcement that it is releasing a mini version of NEC’s TurboGrafx 16 (as well as the two regional variants for Japan and Europe, the PC-Engine and PC-Engine CoreGrafx respectively). Like most of the planet this announcement came as a shock to me as Konami’s purchase of Hudson was long forgotten.
It’s far from a given that this will be officially released in Australia, but usually the grey market provides a way, usually for not too much of a price premium.
Six games have been announced, with a different line-up for each region, all pretty common fare: R-Type, New Adventure Island, Ninja Spirit, Ys Book I & II, Dungeon Explorer and Alien Crush. I am hoping that there will be 30 games released, but it possible a slim 20 games will be included.
I still have my original system hooked up (see my review for Victory Run here) but it will still be nice to play some of the games I don’t have in my collection as well as enjoying the convenience of save states. No dates or pricing has been released as of yet.