Do you like new video games? Too bad. Coronavirus is delaying them. Do you like big industry or fan events about video games? Too bad. Coronavirus is getting them canceled. Do you like esports? According to our site demographics, no, probably not, so never mind on that one. But anyway, my point is that COVID-19 has already had a catastrophic impact on every facet of the video game industry, to say nothing of the tragic human cost, and now we have yet another casualty. Konami has announced the indefinite delay of TurboGrafx-16 Mini, which was supposed to release on March 19.
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— KONAMI Europe (@konamieu) March 6, 2020
Among other things, the statement from Konami notes, “Regarding (TurboGrafx-16 Mini) and its peripheral accessories, the manufacturing and shipping facilities in China have encountered an unavoidable suspension due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.” Thus, the spunky machine is delayed “until further notice.”
TurboGrafx-16 Mini is to retail for $99.99 and include an impressive 57 total English and Japanese titles, including the likes of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and Bomberman ’93 and ’94. Separate peripherals are planned to release alongside it, the Hori Turbo Controller and Multi Tap for five controllers. When any of this might arrive now is depressingly unclear.
Stay tuned for more updates on TurboGrafx-16 Mini.