Monday, March 25, 2013

RetroN 5 console Announced. Plays NES, SNES, Genesis, GBA and Famicom Games


Last night I saw a video announcement about a new retro gaming system coming soon.



Hyperkin unveiled the RetroN 5  at the Midwest Gaming Classic which was suppose to be the reveal of their RetroN 4. The newly announced console has an additional cartridge slot for Japanese Famicom games which have 60 pin connectors over the NES’s 72 pin format.

The console is set to support Nintendo, Famicom, SNES, Genesis/Mega Drive, and Game Boy Advance games. The system is also set to use HDMI and supports Bluetooth wireless controllers with control slots for the original systems on either side of the console.

What I did like is the console is set to upscale the old games to HDMI with special image processing to have them look decent on HD screens. The console also has a save feature and you will be able to speed up or slow down gameplay as well as remapping the buttons on the Bluetooth controllers.

There was no mention on a firm price but Hyperkin hopes to release the console around July for under $100.

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