E3 round up # 1: PC Engine Mini

Another E3 has come and gone, with news of a Keanu Reeves appearing in CyberPunk and details of new XBOX console, taking centre stage.

While current and Next-gen stories will always make the headlines, there was one item of news in particular that brought a smile to all retro gaming enthusiasts.

PC Engine mini

One of the biggest surprises of the show came from Konami, a publisher who in recent years, has largely been in the decline in terms of both quality and output.

During the event, the former Japanese powerhouse revealed that it will be following in the footsteps of both Nintendo and Sega by releasing a mini version of the much loved PC Engine (Konami acquired PCE co-creators, Hudson back in 2012). The US will receive the TurboGrafx variant, Japan the original white PC Engine, while Europe (UK and FRA only saw the console released in extremely limited quantities), will get the Core Grafx mini.

A definitive list of titles has yet to be confirmed for each region, however, much like the Mega Drive and Super Famicom minis, expect variances across each region.

I will certainly be picking up the JP variant as I’ve never owned a PCE.

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