The Evercade Retro Handheld System Gets A Pre-Order Date!

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Evercade Retro Handheld System

The Evercade handheld system is one of the more amazing retro gadget which is soon be released. Built especially to play a library of 8 and 16-bit titles as well as newly made indie games fitting into that same style. And while all that is great in its own right, it is that the Evercade will use cartridges as its storage media. That’s right cartridges, all games come on the cartridges with no downloads or streaming feature! Each cartridge will come with a number of games ranging from 6-20. So far over 100 different retro games have been announced for the system including many iconic games from Atari, Namco, Interplay, Piko Interactive, and Data East. Even indie games publisher Mega Cat Studios has revealed support for the system.

Evercade Retro Handheld System

“We have seen the flood of “mini” consoles into the market and whilst we love these products, they have a short shelf life. They’re great fun and offer excellent content, but they are not expandable. Our cartridge based system enables you to purchase one piece of hardware and then add new content for a low additional cost. It’s a great value, future proof investment”

— Andrew Byatt, Product Development Director

The Evercade comes with a traditional control layout with 4 buttons, D-Pad, and 2 shoulder buttons. There is also a Start and Select button on the system. A Menu button is given to allow gamers to use save state functionality so they can save and load anywhere regardless of the capabilities of a classic game. Games will be played on the system’s built-in 4.3” screen or through HDMI to your TV. The system will support HD upscaling for each title to really rock those pixels in 1080P. Players will also be able to select if they want to play in a native 4:3 aspect ratio or an expanded 16:9 one. Battery life for the Evercade is supposed to last for 4 hours.

In a new reveal, the Evercade has finally got an official pre-order date of September 6! A new black version of the system has also been revealed as a Funstock exclusive. Systems will be available starting at $79.99 for the starter bundle with other bundles also being available. For extra game cartridges, players can expect to pay $19.99 for any additional ones they want to buy.

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