Sega USB Cyber Stick

Earlier this month, Sega announced the Mega Drive Mini 2, following up on the company’s first mini console which was announced in 2018. At the time, the company announced that it will have up to 50 games, but only 11 were revealed during the initial launch. The publisher has since revealed 11 more which, like before, are a mix of Mega Drive and Mega CD titles originally.

The list came via a video on the official Sega YouTube channel. Here’s the list, in their order of their appearance in the video:

  • Outrun
  • Afterburner II
  • Night striker
  • Ninja Warriors
  • Starblade
  • Splatterhouse Part 2
  • Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
  • Mega Panel
  • Ichidant-R
  • Columns III
  • Star Mobile

In addition to revealing said 11 games, Sega also announced the USB Cyber Stick, a flight stick-style controller. It is based on the original made by Sharp, known as the X68000 Cyber Stick CZ-8NJ2. Like the original, this remade accessory will give analogue inputs to the Mega Drive Mini 2 games that support it. The stick features, well, a stick, and a throttle, as well as the ability to swap the two around depending on your preference.

So far, it looks like Sega is giving the Mega Drive Mini 2 a lot of love compared to the original. Not only is it getting the Mega CD attachment, which looks to be wholly cosmetic, it is also getting a practical accessory.

Well, practical in function it may be, but probably less so in price. The USB Cyber Stick will have a price of JPY9980 (~RM326) when it launches. And that is slated to happen on the same day as the Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 being released, which is on 27 October. But like the mini console it is supposed to be released with, the company has not made any announcement as to if they will be available outside of Japan.

(Source: Sega / YouTube, Famitsu via VGC)

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