The original TG-16 was developed by Hudson Soft and NEC, however, in 2002 Konami purchased Hudson and later took over operations in 2012. It doesn't look like TurboGrafx-16 will see the light of day any time soon, but today, it was announced that its namesake console is coming back to stores. In Japan, it actually outsold the Sega Master System and the Mega Drive.
The latest classic mini retro console is aimed squarely at people like me, who want to recapture those carefree days but also have the money to spend on the things we never had. It used an 8-bit CPU along with a 16-bit GPU.More news: Cricket chiefs deny World Cup TV 'gagging' order
A release date has yet to be confirmed.
There is now no confirmed retail price nor release date announced yet for the gaming system. While the console itself will be a palm-sized miniature, the controller will be full-sized.More news: Real Madrid announce Eden Hazard transfer
In total, roughly 650 games were released for the PC Engine, with only 121 of those localized and 18 being exclusive to the U.S. market.
A multitap is also promised to be released, with Dungeon Explorer being cited as an example game. Europe is getting a PC Engine Core Mini, and Japan has a PC Engine Mini. Konami just announced the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, which marks a return of the 1989 console which debuted in the United States alongside the Sega Genesis.More news: PlayStation Network is DOWN
Thirty years on from the birth of the PC Engine and Konami, which had provided Rondo of Blood as well as classic shoot'em up Gradius for the machine, is now in charge of producing an all-in-one retro remake. Will it join your collection of great mini consoles?