Sections

Konami to launch TurboGrafx-16 Mini console

Hardware will launch in NA, Japan and Europe, with R-Type and New Adventure Island among the games included

Konami has announced a mini version of the TurboGrafx-16, more than 30 years after the console first launched in Japan.

The TurboGrafx-16 Mini follows on from similar hardware released by Nintendo and Sony, though in this case the original hardware is unquestionably more niche.

Konami did not offer a release date, or even a release window, but the Japanese company said that the new version will, "fit in the palm of your hand and feature a full-sized controller."

Six games have been announced for the TurboGrafx-16 Mini: R-Type, New Adventure Island, Ninja Spirit, Ys Book I & II, Dungeon Explorer, and Alien Crush. More will be announced in the near future.

Konami intends to launch the hardware in North America, Japan, and "certain regions of Europe," and it will have a different design and name in each territory; TurboGrafx-16 Mini in North America, PC Engine Core Grafx Mini in Europe, and PC Engine Mini in Japan.

The TurboGrafx-16 console first launched in Japan in 1987, before rolling out to North America and Europe from 1989.

More stories

PES loses licenses for AC Milan and Inter Milan

Unrenewed agreements will not affect eFootball PES 2020 or myClub, but likely to affect PES 2021 and other future games

By James Batchelor

Konami looks West with its new external publishing programme

Richard Jones discusses the publisher's new initiative and how it's diversifying its portfolio with games from and for Western markets

By Marie Dealessandri

Latest comments (1)

Tim Sormin Animator, Digital ExtremesA year ago
Fingers crossed for Bonk's Adventure, Bonk's Revenge, Blazing Lazers, World Court Tennis, and Legendary Axe.
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.