At Sega Fes 2019, Sega announced they will be releasing the Mega Drive Mini worldwide on September 19, 2019.
Sega gave details regarding the Japanese version of the Mega Drive Mini, saying that it will include a whopping 40 games.
Some games for the Japanese Mega Drive Mini include Sonic 2, Puyo Puyo 2, Shining Force, Castlevania Bloodlines, Powerball, Gunstar Heroes, Comix Zone, Rent-a-Hero, Space Harrier 2 as well as other Japanese only titles. Which will mean the American / European / Australian models will most likely receive a different lineup.
As well as the 40 games, Sega also mentioned they would be using the 6 button controllers as with the original Mega Drive and there will also be the ability to save a game from anywhere like what Nintendo and Sony have implemented with their Classic Consoles.
In Japan, they will be selling two versions of the Mega Drive Mini: The first will come with one controller for ¥6980 (approx $89), and the other with two controllers for ¥8980 (approx $114).