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Retro-bit announce new/official Sega controllers Genesis, Saturn and Dreamcast

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Well, it's a USB controller. Surely they can stuff a bit more into the internals to provide extra compatibility while still allowing for modern features, it's not like they have to stick to the original specs, especially since the Dreamcast controller is, well, fairly big in terms of volume compared to other controllers.
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Remember all of this (outside of the USB controllers) is compatible with the real hardware. I.e the Bluetooth and regular controller

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Considering how other bluetooth retro receivers work, it might be possible that some of these controllers might be interchangeable, e.g. Dreamcast receiver, Saturn pad.
The 8bitdo ones work like that, where you can even use PS3 controllers for SNES if you want - I can't see why this wouldn't be a possibility, technology wise besides the obvious lack of buttons.
It'd be a neat way of getting decent fightpads for the Dreamcast!

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I want some new accessories for the genesis and other Sega consoles! Am i right boys?

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Sega Saturn pad + potential Sonic Mania 2 = Heaven. Also, that Dreamcast pad would be so, so amazing for Shenmue 3. As for the Megadrive pad, it'd be awesome just for re-playing the Classic Sonic games.

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Kind of late to the party, I hadn't noticed there were Bluetooth dongles to be made available as well. I'm a big fan of 8Bitdo since I first got my NES30 Pro. Lately I've been playing all my SNES games with a retro receiver and the new SF30 Pro, which feels exactly like a SNES controller with Dual Shock capability. Assuming the Retro-bit dongles work similarly with any Bluetooth-compatible controller, and I see no reason to assume they shouldn't, this is going to be fucking dope. I'm getting a Genesis/Megadrive BT dongle and a controller to go with it as soon as I possibly can. Hell, maybe I'll pick a set up for my Dreamcast too, that'll give me an excuse to fix up the internal VGA mod I botched years ago.

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Is this even happening anymore? It seems weird that there's zero information about when these might come out, etc.

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On Feb 16th @RetroBitGaming tweeted:

"Expected to release in late 2018! More details will be released as production becomes more finalized so stay tuned!"
https://twitter.com/...660200157270016

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Thanks! I looked for news but never found that tweet. Glad to hear it's still happening.

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Seeing pristine Genesis packaging isn't just nostalgia, but like 12oz of the shit shot straight into my eyeballs via syringe

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Retro-bit finally broke their silence. First wave of Saturn and Megadrive controllers coming this November. They'll also be at Gamescom.

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Retro-Bit® to Unveil First Wave of Officially Licensed SEGA Products at Gamescom 2018

Retro-Bit, a premier publisher and manufacturer of classic gaming products, is proud to announce the unveiling of their eagerly awaited SEGA controller lineup, featuring the same great quality as their original hardware counterparts like the original console port, but also with modern upgrades such as a USB® port for PC compatibility and Bluetooth® wireless technology. The complete first line of the officially licensed Retro-Bit SEGA products will arrive this November and include:

Genesis Wired 6-Button Original Port Controller (Black, Clear Blue)
Genesis Wired 8-Button USB® Port Controller (Black, Clear Blue)
Genesis Bluetooth® Controller (Black)
Genesis Bluetooth® Receiver
Megadrive Wired 6-Button Original Port Controller (Black, Clear Blue)
Megadrive Wired 8-Button USB® Port Controller (Black, Clear Blue)
Megadrive Bluetooth® Controller (Black)
Megadrive Bluetooth® Receiver
Saturn Wired Original Port Controller (Black, Slate Grey)
Saturn Wired USB® Port Controller (Black, Slate Grey)
Saturn Bluetooth® Controller (Black)
Saturn Bluetooth® Receiver

The first look at this SEGA lineup will be exhibited at Gamescom 2018, one of the world's largest video game expos, showcasing the Megadrive and Saturn accessories at the Game Outlet Booth #A041 in Hall 04.2 of the Koelnmesse Convention Center.

“We are excited to be working with SEGA to release controllers of the same quality and standards of their timeless classics,” said Titi Ngoy, President and CEO at Innex Inc. the exclusive distributor of Retro-Bit. “We're excited to unveil the first of these new products at Gamescom, which will be the first of many controllers and peripherals we will be launching.”


Source: http://retro-bit.com...-sega-products/
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View Post360, on 19 August 2018 - 06:25 PM, said:

Retro-bit finally broke their silence. First wave of Saturn and Megadrive controllers coming this November. They'll also be at Gamescom.

Source: http://retro-bit.com...-sega-products/



So the question is, do I cancel my preorder with this here or not?

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View Postbiggestsonicfan, on 19 August 2018 - 07:46 PM, said:



Depends what you want the controller for dude. If you want an Android controller specifically for phones then keep the pre-order (the controller you linked is official from Sega, designed for that specific purpose and releases early September so two months earlier). If you're after a high-quality Sega Saturn pad for say Steam games or whatever then I'd wait for the real thing come November.

Honestly depends on the intended use of the pad I think. Personally I'm going to wait for Retro-bit since I think these pads are going to be excellent. Hope this helps.
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View Post360, on 19 August 2018 - 08:08 PM, said:

View Postbiggestsonicfan, on 19 August 2018 - 07:46 PM, said:



Depends what you want the controller for dude.

I want a Sega Saturn Bluetooth Controller. The Android one will work with PC natively. This Retro-Bit seems to include dongles.
I need to stop lying to myself, I am going to buy them all anyway :(
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Lets hope they can live up to what they're promising. I really want to want one of these Saturn pads.

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