A brand new game console is about to burst onto the scene, and while still in its infancy, it seems the Nintendo Switch is about to be rivaled by the hybrid system.
Introducing Evercade, a "new portable console with unique retro multi-game cartridges". At the moment, the details on the new system are relatively slim, although an FAQ section has been posted on its website to provide a little more information.
Apparently, the console already has "several editors" on board, and three more will be announced soon; "will play the games of the most popular consoles of the 8 and 16-bit era"; has a rechargeable battery that will last 4-5 hours; focuses on "quality versus quantity" and can connect to your TV via HDMI. No internet connection is required – the system takes a "old school" retro approach – and it will feature a 4.3-inch screen (the same size as a PSP).
An answer in the FAQ section explains why the console is being produced:
"We are retro players, we are a team of passionate players who want to create a unique platform for retro players to enjoy their favorite games, we did not develop it because we found a gap in a market "a project developed with passion."
Another explains how the games make their way to the console:
"Whenever possible, we work directly with the original software / emulator developers to help them in their efforts and to have their emulation accurately reflected on our hardware to give you the best possible experience. We will strive to share more information about this while revealing more information on the console."
Evercade is expected to be launched in 2019 (an exact release date and more details will be forthcoming soon). You can register your email on the website if you want to know more.
For the moment, we'll let you take a screenshot of some of the features you'll be able to use as soon as you arrive.
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