In a world of classic consoles, clone systems and whatever Hyperkin releases, some people would enjoy physical releases in the original form.
For those who are unable to do so, or just looking to save money are alternatives. Coming off the heels of the popular Evercade portable console, Blaze Entertainment has announced the Evercade Vs.
Evoking the nostalgia for retro gaming with its physical only game distribution, the Evercade VS goes one step further in allowing people to Play Together. The new console has support for up to four players simultaneously via either the proprietary Evercade VS USB Controller provided in the pack (or available to purchase separately for additional controllers). This follows the same levels of comfort that many praised the Evercade Handheld for, with ergonomically designed controllers that suit all retro games. Evercade games already come with multiplayer support so the existing library with multiplayer capability will be instantly supported. The Evercade VS will also support numerous third-party USB and wireless controllers, including the Xbox Adaptive controller and 8bitdo wireless controllers.“EVERCADE VS – A NEW HOME GAMING CONSOLE FROM BLAZE ENTERTAINMENT” – Games Press
It supports four-player, local multiplayer, USB controllers and uses the same cartridges as the previously released Evercade. Namco Museum Collection 1 and 2 will not work with the console variant. They were originally released for the handheld as exclusives. The games list is available isn’t specific on which version you will be getting. For example, it is uncertain on which of nine different versions of Earthworm Jim you’ll get.
The games themselves are all tied to the cartridges with top-of-the-line emulation powered by the Evercade VS’s 1.5Ghz quad-core CPU and 512MB DRAM. All cartridges contain save and load states. This means any progress on an Evercade Handheld can be easily resumed on the Evercade VS. Save states will also have a new, full visual area within the new UI to show users exactly where they saved their games.“EVERCADE VS – A NEW HOME GAMING CONSOLE FROM BLAZE ENTERTAINMENT” – Games Press
The console will be available for pre-order on May 28 with a release window of November. Pricing starts at $99.99. (£89.99)
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