New Evercade handheld announced

A new Evercade handheld has been announced!

I think it looks a lot nicer than the old model. Also, I must say the dedicated TATE mode is a great addition.

Technical specifications:

  • 4.3” IPS Screen (800×480)
  • Bonus content (TBA Sep 2022)
  • TATE Mode for vertical screen orientation
  • 1.5Ghz Processor
  • 4GB Built-in Memory
  • Stereo Speakers
  • USB-C Charging Port (cable included)
  • Built in WiFi for easy updates
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • 720p Mini HDMI Output for TV (cable not included)
  • 3000mA battery for 4-5 hours gaming
  • 192.7 mm ( 7.76″) x 78.5 mm ( 3.1″) x 20.7mm ( 0.8″)

There’s also a black limited edition that looks rather gorgeous, if you ask me:

Release date: Winter 2022

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Does look lovely. If I wasn’t already drowning in games I won’t play this would be pretty high up on my agenda of purchases.

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Actually looks pretty good. Never got the previous one since I thought it didn’t look that premium. Was it fun to use?

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I don’t own an Evercade handheld myself, but the original version received mostly positive reviews. It’s indeed not a premium product by any means (its display is a bit poor, according to reviews), but it seems like the device was more than serviceable for the price.

Physical releases on carts?

I might be in…

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Here’s a list of all the cartridges that are already available:

The purple cartridges are arcade games, the red ones are console, home computer and indie games.

I might just get the Technos one for my collection even without the hardware…

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Yeah, that Technos cartridge is pretty nice. I also dig the Toaplan one and the Gaelco collections.

I’m actually not much of an impulse buyer but I just thought “ah what the hell, why not” and pre-ordered the Limited Edition.

I might have to get this just for the Toaplan and Irem carts.

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Some interesting stuff licensed for the carts that I don’t think we’ve seen anywhere else - was honestly shocked to see the original arcade version of Phantasm/Avenging Spirit that I’ve always wanted to play. the Game Boy version was fantastic.

I was going to go for the limited edition but it’s sort of cheap looking - having the words “limited edition” under the screen bezel just doesn’t look nice to me - should have stuck that on the rear of the device in a more discrete manner.

Still disappointed that they have stuck with the Dreamcast/Xbox button layout though.

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It has just been announced that the Evercade EXP will feature 18 built-in Capcom games!

Arcade
1942
1943
1944 : The Loop Master
Bionic Commando
Captain Commando
Commando
Final Fight
Forgotten Worlds
Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Legendary Wings
MERCS
Street Fighter II’: Hyper Fighting
Strider
Vulgus

NES
Mega Man
Mega Man 2

SNES
Mega Man X
Breath of Fire

The handheld’s release date has also been revealed: November 24th 2022.

Hands-on impressions of the Evercade EXP have been shared today:

Looks like Blaze has created a really solid handheld system!

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The Evercade EXP’s release date has been moved to December 15th.

Here’s a demonstration of the Evercade EXP’s user interface:

Looks great. I can’t wait to get my hands on that system!

Damn, I got Cathedral on Switch but it would be cool on a real low res screen.

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The first time I laid eyes on Cathedral I kinda dismissed it as a Shovel Knight clone, but after reading positive impressions and reviews I’ve come around on it.

I’m looking forward to playing the game on the EXP!

Not sure what’s going on at Amazon UK.

Sega Dreamcast !?! :cyclone:

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Got my Limited Edition D̶r̶e̶a̶m̶c̶a̶s̶t̶ Evercade EXP today!

Being a Dutch citizen I’ve really lucked out, since all non-EU Limited Edition stock was stolen in a robbery last week.

Despite this major setback I hope Blaze will have a successful launch period. I can’t wait to see what cartridges they’ll have in store for us in 2023!

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Do any of the games use the wide screen? If not it seems odd to have it.

I guess the UI uses the wide screen?

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