Analogue Pocket Announced

Could it become the ultimate retro handheld console?

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 10/30/2019 06:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Analogue is one of the heavyweights of the retro console world. Its Mega Sg and Super Nt systems allow gamers of today to take legacy cartridges from multiple different eras and play them in HD on modern televisions. As preservationists, Analogue is doing an amazing job of breathing life into software that is becoming increasingly difficult to play via original hardware and CRT TVs. Well, the company’s work is far from over, as now fans can look forward to the launch of Analogue Pocket in 2020!

As the form factor and name suggest, Analogue Pocket is meant to play the entirety of Nintendo’s Game Boy and Game Boy Color catalogue of games. Yet, there’s so much more that Analogue Pocket can play (via adapter): Sega Game Gear, SNK’s Neo Geo Pocket Color, and Atari Lynx games, to name a few. Everything is being projected onto a 3.5-inch, 615 ppi LCD screen that, with a resolution of 1600×1440, clocks Analogue Pocket in at ten times the visual fidelity of a Game Boy screen.

Alongside playing games, Analogue Pocket is also being aimed at people who enjoy making music. This is facilitated by an onboard program called Nanoloop (which is already available as an app on iOS and Android if you’re interested in checking it out now). Nanoloop allows users to “shape, stretch, and morph sounds,” as well as record, use during live performances, and more. This native software will be included with every Analogue Pocket.

The handheld is also capable of being docked and played on an external screen. There currently aren’t any details for Dock (as Analogue calls it) in terms of availability or pricing, but it’s anticipated to arrive in 2020 along with Analogue Pocket itself. The peripheral has two USB ports for wired controllers and is Bluetooth-enabled to work with 8Bitdo’s range of wireless pads.

Analogue Pocket will cost $199 and is expected to sell out quickly. Hit up the link at the end of this article in order to sign up for preorder information on the Analogue website. We’ll also be sure to notify you all when preorders are live. Are you pumped for Analogue Pocket? Have you purchased any of the company’s other consoles in the past? Share your thoughts on social media and in the comments!

Source: Analogue Website

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