The new Evercade system is starting to sound more and more appealing with each announcement; this time, a second batch of Namco classics has been confirmed for the handheld system.
If you've missed the news on this one, Evercade is a new handheld console that can connect to your TV (sound familiar?). You can pick up special cartridges for the system which each contain a collection of games from a particular publisher, and the latest of these has now been shown off.
Joining the previous announcements, which revealed the Atari Collection 1, the Interplay Collection 1 and Data Play Collection 1, and then the Namco Museum Collection 1, Interplay Collection 2, and Atari Collection 2, is the Namco Museum Collection 2. You can see the titles featured in the image below, but we've written out a full list for you a little further down.
- The Tower of Druaga
- Dragon Spirit The New Legend
- Dig Dug II
- Burning Force
- Weapon Lord
- Warp Man
- Splatterhouse Part 2
- Splatterhouse 3
Each cartridge will cost £14.99 / €17.99 / $19.99, with three being bundled with the console at launch. It's certainly shaping up to be an intriguing release, and could well be perfect for retro fans looking to devour handfuls of games at a time.
Are you looking forward to this releasing? Do you think you might end up getting one? Let us know in the comments below.
This article was originally published by nintendolife.com on Fri 7th June, 2019.
I literally just spent a load of cash on the Japanese version of Splatterhouse 2 last week 😂
Man, I would love to have Weaponlord! My resolve is starting to weaken!
This could end up being a decent handheld to be honest.
The game selection are starting to look nice, WeaponLord is good fighting game despite having no arcade equivalent.
That's a pretty impressive line-up. This thing officially has my attention now.
Still think it's a shame that it has a 16:9 screen though. The button layout doesn't look like it'll work for playing games in TATE mode and so every single game is going to have borders at the side when played in its original aspect ratio. Would have preferred a 4:3 screen, but I guess they're hard to source cheaply these days.
How about some second classic collections for the Switch too!
I’m not sure if this machine will be worth the money. Most of these titles have nostalgia sure, but aren’t really going to hold many people’s attention. So you can connect to your TV with an HDMI cable. That’s not going to be conformable. How do you play these games with two players? Daisy chain two together by a cable like an old Gameboy? If I want to play the game with a friend on a TV well... is that even possible? Can I connect a joystick to this thing, considering most of these are arcade games? So many design choices are just so ill advised.
I do like the cartridges though.
Really hope we see a Namco Collection 2 on Switch.
@BionicDodo It is a 16:9 display but it does give you the option to play in 4:3 too. The website is pretty informative of the product.
@PunchNpie I understand that it allows the games to be played in their native resolutions, that's why I said that every game will have borders at the sides (as no old games on it are going to be 16:9, making the extra screen real estate pointless).
@PunchNpie Yeah but at 4.3 inches, the screen is already a bit too small. It's going to be even smaller when you switch to 4:3 aspect. Bummer
I hope it becomes at least a moderate success so more collections will be released in the future.
It should sell better than those garbage AT Games consoles, at least.
I don't mind Splatterhouse, learned the theme on guitar some time ago. Looking better
Uhg. It has micro USB as well. This thing would have been ok 5 years ago. There is no way I'm investing in a handheld with a 4.3 inch screen and micro USB in 2019. I like the cartridge novelty, but the everyday experience is going to be annoying based on the hardware they went with, so I'll just stick to using a game vice and a Switch.
Hoping for Namco Museum 2 on Switch with the other Splatter House games.
@Tim_Vreeland It's not really an "investment", per se.
It's just an $80 niche retro console.
With the benefit of a cool cartridge system for expansion and supposedly very good quality/emulation, instead of garbage like AtGames.
What's wrong with MicroUSB?
If this becomes a decent success, I wonder if they'll release cartridges with modern retro-style games that can take advantage of the 16:9 screen? (assuming the hardware can handle them)
Well the idea sounds very cool--I've thought about something like this a few times myself--but it will all come down to the overall execution of everything, including how the actual physical handheld looks, which I'm still not really a fan of. It has potential as a concept though.
@NintendoFan4Lyf But it's just Nes and Genesis ports
There's no reason why they can't just use the arcade roms or use the source codes, like they done with the Namco Museum games
I am ready to replace the My Arcade and Arcade Classics handhelds with this.
well im hoping its a decent handheld
Mr. Driller would be enough for me, I wonder why it isn't in any of these collections.
@Tim_Vreeland that's why you have to play those on TV. On Switch handheld mode... man you will never experience the game as on bigger screen. A fact. It's just easy playing handheld. that's all
Yes I'm interested, with support like this how can I resist.
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