Initially announced back in May, Blaze Entertainment's Evercade EXP looks like a natural progression of its original Evercade handheld, showcasing a streamlined design with a solid glass-covered 800x480 pixel 4.3-inch IPS screen and built-in Wi-Fi for firmware updates, along with a USB-C port and improved 1.5Ghz chipset.
Our friends over at Time Extension have managed to go hands-on with the new Evercade EXP and came away feeling immensely positive about the upcoming launch later this year. During the session, it was also confirmed by Blaze that the handheld will come bundled with 18 classic Capcom games - a handful of which have appeared on the likes of the NES and SNES - making a prospective purchase all the more tempting for Evercade fans and newcomers.
Here's a list of all Capcom games included:
- 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)
Along with the bundled Capcom games, the Evercade EXP will also come with IREM Arcade 1 cartridge, which includes R-Type, In The Hunt, Moon Patrol, 10 Yard Fight, Battle Chopper / Mr Heli and Lightning Swords. It will launch on November 24th, 2022 at a price of £129.99 / $149.99 and pre-orders will open on September 6th.
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