Sega could have solely introduced the Mega Drive Mini 2 for launch in Japan thus far, however there’s a fairly cool accent for it that seems to work with PCs and will be shipped stateside. As of this writing, Amazon has the Mega Drive Mini 2 Cyber Stick controller up for preorder on its Japanese storefront, and as video game deals expert Wario64 factors out (advert), the controller additionally ships to the US.
You’ll be capable of use the Cyber Stick controller with video games like After Burner II (a jet fighter sport), Evening Striker (the place you fly an armored automobile to shoot baddies), and Starblade (an on-rails house shooter), in line with textual content on Amazon’s retailer web page run by way of Google Translate. These three are among the many 50 included video games on the Mega Drive Mini 2, and you’ll catch some transient glimpses of these video games and some others in this trailer from Sega:
I’ve by no means performed any of the three video games, however my colleague Richard Lawler describes After Burner II as “an absolute basic,” even with out the arcade model’s deluxe moving cabinet. So in the event you’re going to get the Mega Drive Mini 2, it is likely to be value shelling out for the Cyber Stick to maximise the expertise. The controller’s Amazon web page additionally says it helps Home windows 10 and 11, so it looks as if you’ll be able to hook it as much as your PC as effectively.
The controller prices 18,000 yen (which presently interprets to a bit of over $130) and is about to launch on October twenty seventh, the identical day the mini console itself is scheduled to launch.