Blaze Leisure introduced a brand new Evercade handheld throughout its anniversary stream for the retro gaming model. Dubbed the Evercade EXP, the sleek-looking handheld will provide new options not discovered within the unique Evercade. Most notably, the Evercade EXP can have TATE mode, which permits gamers to show the hand held and play supported video games with a vertical orientation.
Evercade EXP can be accessible in two editions: Restricted and commonplace. The Restricted Version is an all-black handheld that comes with bonus goodies equivalent to a carrying case, double-sided poster, artwork playing cards, keyring, and certificates of authenticity. It additionally comes with two new arcade cartridges, Toaplan Arcade I and Irem Arcade I. It is going to be accessible to preorder beginning tomorrow, June 1, for £180 (~$227) at UK retailer Funstock. A US launch for the Restricted Version hasn’t been introduced, however Funstock delivers worldwide.
The usual version can be accessible to preorder in September and prices $150/£130/€150. It is going to be accessible within the US at collaborating retailers and comes with the Irem Arcade I cartridge. The usual version has an all-white shade scheme.
The Evercade EXP will assist all current Evercade cartridges that you would be able to at the moment play on the unique Evercade and Evercade VS house console. For individuals who are unfamiliar with Evercade, it is a cartridge-based household of programs that performs compilations of basic console and arcade games–often ones which might be laborious to seek out and tremendous costly these days. We reviewed the Evercade VS earlier this yr and got here away mightily impressed, and the hand held Evercade can also be a beautiful machine.
Whereas the EXP retains the same type issue as the unique handheld, the button format and design is barely completely different. The face buttons are actually in a barely recessed cavity and have inscribed letters moderately than the translucent look of the unique. The menu button is now positioned on the proper facet above the vertically oriented begin and choose buttons.
On the left facet of the hand held, you will discover extra A and B buttons. Video games that assist TATE mode (vertical orientation) can now refill the whole display by turning the console 90 levels and utilizing the D-pad together with the extra A and B buttons. Blaze has additionally added R2 and L2 triggers–the unique Evercade handheld solely included a pair of shoulder buttons.
The Evercade EXP’s internals have additionally been upgraded to align with the Evercade VS house console. It boasts a 1.5GHz processor and 4GB of RAM. Although it retains a 4.3-inch display, the EXP has a high-resolution IPS show with 800×480 decision (the unique Evercade was restricted to 480×272). The EXP swaps the Micro USB charging port for USB-C however nonetheless has the mini-HDMI port for hooking up the hand held to a TV/monitor to play in 720p decision.
The Evercade’s library now consists of greater than 30 cartridges and 300 video games. The brand new carts–Toaplan and Irem–will add 14 arcade video games to the library, together with R-Kind, In The Hunt, Lightning Swords, and extra.
Blaze additionally teased “bonus content material” for the EXP that can be introduced in September.
Evercade EXP Restricted Version