Konami Digital Entertainment on Tuesday announced PC Engine Core Grafx mini, a compact version of the classic 1980’s console.
The console will feature a range of classic retro games with part of the line-up announced today at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles.
Now even smaller compared to the original, the console will fit in the palm of your hand and feature a full-sized controller.
The announced catalogue of titles pre-loaded on the PC Engine Core Grafx mini include:
- NEW ADVENTURE ISLAND
- NINJA SPIRIT
- Ys BOOK I & II
- DUNGEON EXPLORER
- ALIEN CRUSH
The console features a Quick Save function that allows you to save at any point during a game. It comes ready to plug and play using the included HDMI cable, but it also features different modes that let you choose how your games look, such as by replicating the scanlines on a CRT TV.
By using a multitap to connect additional controllers, up to five people can play together simultaneously.
PC Engine Core Grafx mini will be released in select European countries. Two additional variants will be released in North America and Japan, named TurboGrafx-16 mini and PC Engine mini respectively.
The original consoles were well-known for introducing several historical firsts, including the first console with a CD-ROM add-on and the first console to offer multi-tap support for up to five players. More than that however, the consoles became a collector’s favourite thanks to their quality game line-up; many of which will be included in this re-release.