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PC Engine delivers "pure Japanese PC Engine titles"

Some games were exclusive to Japan, and now international audiences can enjoy them "in their Japanese form".

Miniature consoles have become rather popular in recent years, with the original PlayStation, NES, Snes, and Mega Drive getting mini versions with pre-loaded games, and earlier this summer we actually got the announcement of a miniature TurboGrafx-16 console too.

This was originally released in Japan in 1987 as the PC Engine, and that's the version we talked about when we caught up with Konami's assistant game director Jun Yoshimuro about the product during TGS.

"After the reactions from all the other mini series that we've seen with other consoles, and all the hype that goes around it, we figured that - since we do have the rights to these consoles, we figured that it would be the best, opportune time to release as a mini series," he said via a translator.

"So the PC Engine, as you may know, has different types and it's evolved over the years, and with the mini we wanted to kind of combine all of those different models that were released back in the day, all in one compact version."

"And the other thing is that there's a lot more PC Engine titles that were released in Japan versus the ones that were released overseas, and we wanted our overseas fans to be able to play the PC Engine titles true in their Japanese form [...] That's why for some titles we didn't even localise them, because we wanted them to experience the actual pure Japanese PC Engine titles."

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