The Evercade EXP, available for pre-order tomorrow, will feature 18 Capcom games that you can take on the go.
Sure, it’s not the only console that offers this functionality but the Evercade range is exclusively focused on retro games. The previous portable model, just dubbed the Evercade, let you purchase cartridges full of retro-titles and play to your hearts content, without going anywhere near a Rom Site.
This new console will sport that same feature but it’s set to be a little faster than its predecessor. It’ll also sport 4GB of memory compared to the original’s 256MB, though given this new console supports WiFi, some, if not the lions share of that, will be for use as internal storage.
The screen size remains the same but the resolution has nearly doubled to 800×480. And then there are those Capcom games which, for the most part, are absolute classics. The titles that will come built in – in other words, as part of that 4GB, are:
- 1942 (Arcade version)
- 1943 (Arcade version)
- 1944 : The Loop Master (Arcade version)
- Bionic Commando™ (Arcade version)
- Captain Commando™ (Arcade version)
- Commando™ (Arcade version)
- Final Fight™ (Arcade version)
- Forgotten Worlds™ (Arcade version)
- Ghouls ‘n Ghosts™ (Arcade version)
- Legendary Wings™ (Arcade version)
- MERCS (Arcade version)
- Street Fighter II’: Hyper Fighting (Arcade version)
- Strider (Arcade version)
- Vulgus™ (Arcade version)
- Mega Man (8-bit)
- Mega Man 2 (8-bit)
- Mega Man X (16-bit)
- Breath of Fire (16-bit)
Unfortunately, there are a few “missing” titles. There’s no Super Street Fighter II Turbo, for example nor does Marvel vs Capcom put in an appearance though in the latter case we suspect reacquiring the licence would be a pain. The good news is the new Evercade EXP will play all the cartridges from the “old” and now discontinued Evercade.
The regular console will be available in white, while there’s also a limited edition black console which, instead of Capcom’s titles, comes with a selection of Irem games. We’d choose Capcom any day, but we do prefer the gothier look of the limited edition.
We’re suckers for a good retro game. If we’re anywhere near a coastal town we tend to pop over and check out the arcades but, in the UK at least, they’ve mostly been replaced by ticket redemption machines. Japan’s arcades fared a little better but even they are feeling the pinch.
If portable retro gaming – arcade and home games alike – is up your alley can find out more here and pre-order the Evercade EXP – which retails at £129.99 – through Evercade’s website.