Sega might have solely introduced the Mega Drive Mini 2 for launch in Japan to this point, however there’s a reasonably 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 have the ability to use the Cyber Stick controller with video games like After Burner II (a jet fighter sport), Night time Striker (the place you fly an armored automotive to shoot baddies), and Starblade (an on-rails house shooter), based on textual content on Amazon’s retailer web page run by means of Google Translate. These three are among the many 50 included video games on the Mega Drive Mini 2, and you may 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 classic,” even with out the arcade model’s deluxe moving cabinet. So in case you’re going to get the Mega Drive Mini 2, it could 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 may hook it as much as your PC as effectively.

The controller prices 18,000 yen (which at the moment interprets to a bit of over $130) and is ready to launch on October twenty seventh, the identical day the mini console itself is scheduled to launch.


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