E3 Konami announces TurboGrafx16 Mini, PC Engine Mini, and Engine Core Grafx Mini

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I am on board with this mini system. I already own the Nes and Snes and will be getting the Genesis mini. This will go well with the others. The Turbografx and PC Engine had many underrated great games,
 
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I had not known that HudsonSoft & NEC collaborated on the Pc Engine/Turbogfx 16. Now it makes more sense. This is no different than Capcom’s arcade stick ROM collection.

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I had not known that HudsonSoft & NEC collaborated on the Pc Engine/Turbogfx 16. Now it makes more sense. This is no different than Capcom’s arcade stick ROM collection.
Hudson did all the design - and in fact got as far as having the chips fabbed and prototype boards built before they concluded they didn't have the financial strength needed to do the mass production and marketing, especially once the CD-ROM system was included.
 
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Hudson did all the design - and in fact got as far as having the chips fabbed and prototype boards built before they concluded they didn't have the financial strength needed to do the mass production and marketing, especially once the CD-ROM system was included.
I just heard that Konami bought all of the pc engine/turbografx’s library.

Read somewhere that the whole library is $20,000. It will be interesting how they approach this.
 

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The console will come in three designs. The Japanese market will get the original white PC Engine, while Europe will get the CoreGrafx revision (which was basically just a different case colour). In the US, players will get the TurboGrafx-16 case design, which was larger to appeal to American sensibilities.
Hopefully Australia gets the CoreGrafx version as well. That's the best looking one.
 

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I just heard that Konami bought all of the pc engine/turbografx’s library.

Read somewhere that the whole library is $20,000. It will be interesting how they approach this.
Konami bought Hudson Soft back in about 2012, so they would have already had rights to a lot of the best games on the PC engine platform. I guess it's possible that someone else was holding the distribution rights though.

Hopefully Australia gets the CoreGrafx version as well. That's the best looking one.
Probably - Australia has pretty much always been considered as part of the European distribution area - probably because of the 220V / 50Hz / PAL thing.
 
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How can you possibly make the white PC Engine even more mini? It was that size to begin with.

It’s an interesting but cheap win for Konami, let’s hope they don’t pull a Sony with this,
 
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This is nice. Always wanted to get into this console but the prices turned me off. This is cool. Give me all the mini consoles please. Where is my 3DO mini?
Thank you for posting everything I was going to post, word for word.

Happy for the 30 people who are gonna buy these.
Thank you.
 
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Cant watch video right now but Will there be different games on tg16 and pc-e? Or are they just for different markets? And why is supergrafx a seperate mini console when only 6 games where ever released for it.
 
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I put this as a wildcard guess on my E3 Bingo card.

Glad it is finally happening.

If M2 are on board. Please fix the Cosmic Fantasy 2 difficulty that Victor Ireland graced us with.

Hoping for Magical Chase, Sapphire, Hammering Harry and both Crush Pinball games.

Maybe Space Fantasy Zone as a surprise game?

Valis X would be funny for the Japanese version
 
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I had a Turbografx 16 back in the days, I think I gave it away to one of my friends. Will definitely pick this up.
 

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Hopefully this comes to England, I had to buy of these in the late 80's from a import shop and have good memories from it. I can still remember the singeing smell from the unofficial plug adapter bringing back memories.
 

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Really hope the North American market get all the high profile Hudson and Konami games. Never played Dracula X and if emulated properly could be the best way to play.
 

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I have to think that some of the hate in this thread is coming from people that either don't appreciate retro gaming, or just don't know about the PC Engine/Turbografx.

I always wanted one of these when I was a kid and I am completely down for a day 1 purchase. I hope they include some of the games I've seen mentioned in this thread: Keith Courage, Bonk, etc.

This is GREAT news. Please do it right, Konami!
 

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I am so happy about this! Please Konami put Castlevania: Rondo of Blood on the Turbografx 16 mini in the USA!
 
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TIL Bonk's name in Japan was "PC Genjin" (PC primitive man).

Since they're adding CD titles as well, hopefully the final list includes the *of Thunder games and Sapphire
 
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I know this has zero chance of happening but I'm just imagining some alternate reality where Konami announces an English port of Snatcher for the Turbo Mini.
 
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I'm really down for this, so long as the emulation and game selection are both good. I didn't know much about the PC Engine growing up in the UK (apart from Bonk), so I'm looking forward to playing through the library.

The Happy Console Gamer has put together this video about games that should be included:

 

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I'm really down for this, so long as the emulation and game selection are both good. I didn't know much about the PC Engine growing up in the UK (apart from Bonk), so I'm looking forward to playing through the library.

The Happy Console Gamer has put together this video about games that should be included:

I watched this earlier, along with some MetalJesusRocks turbografx gems videos. I’m excited to see how many and what games they choose.
 
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I watched this earlier, along with some MetalJesusRocks turbografx gems videos. I’m excited to see how many and what games they choose.
What I liked most about the HCG video was that I had never even heard of most of the games, let alone played them. I know many people buy these mini consoles for nostalgia reasons, but I'm mostly interested in the ones that I didn't own at the time. It's great to have an undiscovered 16-bit library of games just waiting to be played for the first time. Even with consoles I did own (such as the Megadrive), the most enjoyment I get from the collections is playing the games I either didn't know about or couldn't afford back in the day. I'm just hoping Konami don't fuck this up.
 
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What I liked most about the HCG video was that I had never even heard of most of the games, let alone played them. I know many people buy these mini consoles for nostalgia reasons, but I'm mostly interested in the ones that I didn't own at the time. It's great to have an undiscovered 16-bit library of games just waiting to be played for the first time. Even with consoles I did own (such as the Megadrive), the most enjoyment I get from the collections is playing the games I either didn't know about or couldn't afford back in the day. I'm just hoping Konami don't fuck this up.
Im in the same boat. Hopefully this is more genesis mini than ps classic.
 
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Despite being competitors in the console market at the time, the PC Engine was able to license a surprising number of Sega IPs. Hopefully Sega will return the favour for Konami putting their games on the Megadrive mini and allow their games on the system.

 
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Castlevani X brings back great memories and Cosmic Fantasy. I had the pleasure of being a turbogrfx gamer.
Same here. Unfortunately the capacitors on mine leaked to shit. But I know someone who said they will recap it for me. He got the internal schematics as well. So I'm taking it to him soon to fix.
 

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Despite being competitors in the console market at the time, the PC Engine was able to license a surprising number of Sega IPs. Hopefully Sega will return the favour for Konami putting their games on the Megadrive mini and allow their games on the system.

And the conversions were often better than Segas own efforts!
 

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Despite being competitors in the console market at the time, the PC Engine was able to license a surprising number of Sega IPs. Hopefully Sega will return the favour for Konami putting their games on the Megadrive mini and allow their games on the system.

Hopefully they put Dragon's Curse on it.
 
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