Over the past week, Evercade have revealed host of new details about their unique retro system! Here’s what we know;
1. It has a stunning retro livery…
There’s definitely a hint of “Famicom” about the Evercade’s looks – which is absolutely fine by us! It’s far from a rip-off however, with sleek looking buttons, two pleasingly symmetrical speakers and solid looking d-pad reminiscent of that on the SEGA Saturn controller.
2. …and some welcome modern functionality!
The HDMI port is the standout feature here, sitting discretely on the top of the console. Being able to play those retro classics on the TV screen as well as on-the-go is bound to win the Evercade some admirers. Elsewhere, there’s a simple USB port for charging which gives you a solid 4.5hrs of gameplay. Sound is handled by two stereo speakers or via the 3.5mm headphone jack. Two shoulders buttons also provide additional gameplay functionality.
3. The system will play Officially Licensed Retro Cartridges from Leading Publishers & Platforms
Intriguingly – Evercade will run games from cartridges, each one packed with officially licensed retro games. Atari are already signed-up, with three more to be announced shortly. It’s pleasing to see some of Atari’s best games such as Centipede, Missile Command and Tempest included with the Atari collection.
4. Choose Your Aspect Ratio
The Evercade has a generous 4.3″ screen, which is the same as the one on the PSP. Retro gamers will be pleased to note that you can switch the aspect ratio between 4:3 and 16:9
5. Pricing and Availability
The system will release in Q4 2019. There will be 2 versions available at launch. The standard edition will include one cartridge (content to be confirmed) and retail at £59.99 / €69.99. The premium edition will include 3 cartridges (content to be confirmed) and retail at £79.99 / €89.99.
Pre-orders are not yet open.