Nintendo Switch comes out next year, and is already shaping up to be quite an impressive concept - a stand-alone gaming system which not only connects to your TV but can also be taken on the road.

Thing is, some people don't like to wait and hacker banjokazooie has taken it upon himself to create the next best thing - a fully-portable Wii U GamePad which no longer relies on the main console to function.

The hacker took a busted GamePad and crammed in a Raspberry Pi 3, 6.5-inch HDMI display and a couple of additional batteries. Using RetroPie, this revived portable can emulate a wide range of retro systems, including the NES and SNES.

The built process was quite a long one and battery stamina isn't great - you get about three hours, tops - but you still have to take your hat off to banjokazooie for such an incredible feat of engineering. Thankfully we don't have to wait all that long to get our hands on the real deal.

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