Last week, TecToy hosted an event to celebrate its 30-year partnership with SEGA, and Tsurumi Naoya, Executive Vice President of Sega Sammy Holdings, was their special guest.
During the celebration, TecToy officials announced that the company’s new Mega Drive will begin shipments to buyers this week, and the first one was given to Tsurumi.
Tsurumi spoke how the partnership with TecToy is important to SEGA and the mutual respect between the companies. At the end of the celebration, TecToy CEO Stefano Arnhold announced that the first game they will produce is Monica in the Land of Monsters, and that the new Mega Drive will be able to receive new updates via the system’s integrated SD slot.
Monica is a childhood icons for many Brazilian Mega Drive owners. The first game in the series was released by the company in 1994, and the game was known to be a modification of Wonder Boy in Monster Land, an arcade game produced by Westone and published by SEGA in 1987.
The game’s price and official release date of the game, however, wasn’t revealed.
According to Arnhold, the company also sought to make a reprinting of Ayrton Senna Super Monaco GP 2, a modification of the classic Super Monaco GP, to the “new-old console,” but discussions about copyright prevented the release.
Tectoy has been the official distributor of the SEGA consoles since the late 1980s. Even after the Japanese company’s departure from the console market, the Brazilian company continues to relaunch versions of its devices, such as the Master System.