Published: Fri, June 14, 2019
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Konami Just Revealed The PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 Mini

Konami Just Revealed The PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 Mini

The original TG-16 was developed by Hudson Soft and NEC, however, in 2002 Konami purchased Hudson and later took over operations in 2012.

Originally released in Japan in 1987 as the TurboGrafx-16 home console captivated gamers with its revolutionary graphics and sound, and still holds a special place in the hearts of fans today. In Japan, it actually outsold the Sega Master System and the Mega Drive.

This time, it's NEC / Hudson's legendary PC Engine, the system which took Japan by a storm in the late '80s and came to the USA in the (slightly less successful) form of the TurboGrafx-16. Despite these, however, the system actually ran on an 8-bit CPU.

There's no release date just yet, but Konami says that mini console is coming soon. While the console itself will be a palm-sized miniature, the controller will be full-sized. "More than that however, the consoles became a collector's favorite thanks to their quality games line-up; many of which will be included in this re-release".

It also hosted the first three games in the Bonk or BC Kid caveboy platformers debuted on PC Engine, its Japanese title a play on the console's name, plus a remastered collection of cult role-playing adventure Ys I & II, and an accomplished 1990 reboot of the Bomberman franchise.

There's bound to be some regional variation for the preloaded games, but it would be nice to see some of the most highly-regarded titles make an appearance.

Are you hyped for the PC Engine Mini?

The TurboGrafx-16 was known as the PC Engine in Japan and proved very popular there.

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