Sega was founded on June 3, 1960, meaning today marks the company’s 60th anniversary. To celebrate, we’re getting new gaming hardware from the company that gave us the Master System, Genesis, Saturn, Dreamcast, and Game Gear.
As The Verge reports, Sega decided to revive the Game Gear for this celebration, only in a much smaller form. As the promo video below reveals, we’re set to get four versions of a Game Gear Micro in black, blue, yellow, and red color variants. If you’re a Sega fan, you’re going to want to grab them all because they each contain four different games.
The games per color variant are as follows:
Black: Out Run, Puyo Puyo 2, Royal Stone, and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Blue: Baku Baku Animal, Gunstar Heroes, Sonic Chaos, and Sylvan Tale.
Yellow: Nazopuyo Aruru no Ru, Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya, Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict, and Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei – Jashin no Kuni he.
Red: Columns, The GG Shinobi, Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special, and Revelations: The Demon Slayer.
The Game Gear Micro is tiny, measuring just 80-by-43-by-20mm and has a display size of 1.15-inches. For comparison, the Game Boy Micro used a 2-inch display. Audio is provided through a mono speaker or headphone jack, and power is provided by two AAA batteries, but you can also use a USB cable (included) with a USB plug (not included) to power the tiny handhelds.
As for pricing, Sega is charging $50 for each one. However, there’s also going to be a bundle offered containing all four for $250. Why is it $50 more expensive for the bundle? Because Sega is also including a Big Window magnifying glass attachment to make looking at the 1.15-inch display much easier on our eyes.
For now, only a release in Japan is confirmed for Oct. 6. If Sega does decide to release the Game Gear Micro in the US and Europe, I’d be very surprised if the games included with each color variant stayed the same (and there’s a number of forgotten classics they could choose to include). Collectors could end up owning 12 of these if they want a complete collection, but we’ll have to wait and see what Sega decides to do.