Konami made a surprise announcement during Twitch’s Live E3 coverage about their all-new TurboGrafx-16 Mini (North America), the PC Engine Mini (Japan), and PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini (Europe). For those who want to enjoy the pre-loaded games at their own pace, you’ll be happy to know that there are quick save and load functions, meaning you can continue wherever you left off without having to worry about reaching checkpoints. The first six games include R-Type, New Adventure Island, Ninja Spirit, Ys Book I & II, Dungeon Explorer, and Alien Crush. No word yet on pricing or availability. Read more for the launch trailer and additional information.
“The original PC Engine was designed by Hudson and manufactured by NEC. It was released in Japan in 1987, and the US-focused TurboGrafx-16 followed in 1989. Konami was one of the biggest supporters of the platform and ultimately acquired Hudson, meaning the mini console shouldn’t have much trouble securing a strong lineup of software,” reports The Verge.