Analogue is known for offering high end consoles for classic Nintendo games, and now the company is turning to Sega. Today, Analog announces the Mega Sg, a retro console that plays Sega Genesis, Mega Drive and Master System Cartridges and works seamlessly with modern televisions. "I wanted to end everything, be Sega system for a long time," says analogue Christopher Taber. "There's no right way to explore Sega's story, and it's time to give Sega her right."
If you're familiar with Analog Work, then you know exactly what to expect from Mega Sg. Similar to the Super Nt, an aftermarket Super Nintendo released earlier this year, the Mega Sg is a modern console designed to play old games and output them in high-resolution, high-fidelity sound. It connects to your TV via HDMI, and analogously says the Sega console supports more than 2,1
Analog's first big splash came from its gorgeous, aluminum version on the NES, but for the Super Nt, the company switched to an affordable plastic shell. This trend continues with the Mega Sg. The new console is as compact as its predecessor SNES, but it also has some undeniable Sega design flourishes. The company worked with English design studio Kenyon Weston to develop the new device. "KW did a brilliant job and really worked out the core themes of the Mega Drive and Genesis: the ring, power and reset buttons and the thick chamfers left and right," says Taber. The Mega Sg will be available in four colors: a white version and three iterations based on the American, European and Japanese iteration of Sega's classic console.
Like the Super Nt, the Mega Sg also supports wireless controllers, though it does not come with one; You can buy a separate Sega style gamepad for $ 24.99 in February. The console will cost $ 189 and is expected to ship next March. It's a natural evolution for analog, and it fits in well with the company's ambitions. "We design systems to celebrate the history of video games with the respect it deserves," says Taber.