Analogue, which is known for providing high-end consoles is turning its attention to Sega. Yesterday, Analogue announced a retro console that can play Sega Genesis, Mega Drive, and Master System cartridges. The console is also known as Mega Sg, and it works seamlessly with modern TVs.
“I’ve wanted to do the end all, be all Sega system for a long time,” says Analogue’s Christopher Taber. “There is zero proper way to explore Sega’s history, and it’s time to give Sega their due,” he added.
Mega Sg is a modern console that has been designed to play old Saga games in high resolution and high-fidelity sound quality. The retro console can be connected with the TV with the help of an HDMI cable. The company has revealed that the console will support more than 2,100 cartridges and will be available with a side adapter for the Sega CD. Besides this, the company will even sell cartridge adapters individually to let players play things like portable Gear games on the big screen.
As per the reports, the company came in partnership with English design studio Kenyon Weston to come up with Mega Sg. “KW did a brilliant job distilling the core motifs of what makes the Mega Drive and Genesis what it is: the ring, power, and reset buttons, and the chunky chamfers on the left and right,” explains Taber.
The Mega Sg will be available in the market in four different colors; they are a white version and three iterations based on the American, European, and Japanese iterations of Sega’s classic console. Besides this, the Mega Sg will support wireless controllers which will enhance the user’s experience, but you will have to purchase one for yourself as it won’t come with the packing.
Talking about the cost of the console, the Mega Sg will be available for $189 and is expected to start shipping next March. The Sega-style wireless gamepad, on the other hand, will be available in the market for $24.99.
“It’s a natural progression for Analogue, and it fits nicely with the company’s ambitions. We design systems to celebrate and explore the history of video games with the respect it deserves,” says Taber.