Sega fans, get ready. Retro console maker Retro-Bit is prepping a new lineup of Sega-branded products under the Genesis, Dreamcast, and Saturn banners.
No, you’re not seeing things. The Dreamcast and Saturn names have officially been dropped. In what could be a potentially huge move for retro fans, Retro-Bit has let slip the first details on their latest line.
We’ve seen a lot of pretty neat stuff from the company before of course, but it’s mainly been Nintendo-branded. This new deal between them and Sega means that you’re going to see an expansion.
What will be on tap? That we don’t know. This is all pretty early in terms of reveals, and we’ll learn a ton more come CES time next month. For now, we know that the Genesis, Dreamcast, and Saturn are involved (though the deal’s not limited to those systems).
We might be seeing revised consoles, which would be great. If that’s what we’re getting though, they’re not going to be straight clones. Retro-Bit says that what’s coming will have “modern upgrades such as a USB port for PC compatibility and Bluetooth wireless technology.”
“With retro gaming on an upswing, we are pleased to offer officially SEGA licensed accessories in their original format as well as apply the innovative classic gaming enhancements that have become the hallmark of Retro-Bit,” said Titi Ngoy, President and CEO at Innex Inc. the exclusive distributor of Retro-Bit. “We’re excited to unveil the first of these new products and concepts at CES, and do so alongside an exciting 2018 product catalog.”