Hyperkin Details RetroN 5 Super Console In Video Announcement
Posted by Damien McFerran
Coming in July, plays 9 different game formats and upscales via HDMI
We knew that Hyperkin would be officially revealing the RetroN 4 console at this year's Midwest Gaming Classic, but the company surprised everyone by lifting the lid on the RetroN 5 instead.
It pretty much showcases all of the functions that were hinted at with the RetroN 4, and will play NES, SNES, Genesis, GameBoy Advance, Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Mega Drive and Super Famicom games. OK, so technically some of those are the same hardware but different regions, but that's still an impressive list of consoles.
The RetroN 5 will boast wireless Bluetooth controllers and will upscale the image via a HDMI connection. Improvements to the in-game audio are also promised, but as you can see from the video below, that part of the presentation didn't exactly go according to plan.
Hyperkin expects to launch the system in North America this July, where it will retail for "less than" $100. We'll be reviewing it as soon as we can get our hands on a unit, but are you interested? Drop a comment to tell us.