UPDATE: We've now got a video, taken from the Facebook page:

And this new image:


ORIGINAL STORY: A site for the "RetroEngine" has just gone live, claiming that this new product offers support for vintage gaming systems from the likes of Nintendo, Sega, Atari, Amstrad and Sony.

At the time of writing the site's main page consists of an email entry field and a message stating that the product will launch on Kickstarter soon.

Filling in your email address takes you to a second page where you are encouraged to spread personalised links around the web in order to be in with a chance of winning your own RetroEngine - whatever that may be.

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Here's the full list of supported systems, taken from the main page:

  • Amstrad CPC
  • Atari 2600 / VCR
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari ST
  • Atari Lynx
  • Sega SG-1000
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • Sega 32X
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Sega CD
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo Game Boy Advance
  • Nintendo Game Boy Color
  • Super Nintendo
  • NES
  • MAME
  • Neo Geo Pocket Color
  • Neo Geo
  • NEC PC Engine
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Sony PlayStation Portable
  • Vectrex

We could be looking at a software-based emulation service or perhaps a physical FPGA platform similar in scope to the ill-fated Coleco Chameleon. Whatever it is, it will be interesting to see how Nintendo, Sega and Sony react to the promise of emulation support for their systems. In the case of the PlayStation and PSP - two of the listed platforms - the BIOS would be required to emulate software, something the creator of the RetroEngine would need to obtain.

Thanks to Ken Barnes for the heads up!