We've been following the progress of the Evercade with interest over the past year, and today the news has broken that the 12th confirmed cart for the system will be a double pack which includes Xeno Crisis and Tanglewood, two modern titles designed with Sega's classic Mega Drive hardware in mind.
Xeno Crisis, as you may be aware, was developed on Sega's console by Bitmap Bureau but has also been released on modern systems, including Switch. Tanglewood was also developed within the limitations of the Mega Drive, and received a physical release on that system a short time ago.
The double-pack will launch on the same day as a cart featuring a host of Atari Lynx titles; the actual date is to be confirmed but it is expected to be in Q3 2020.
Here's what Bitmap Bureau Technical Director Matt Cope had to say about the announcement:
We're very excited to have the opportunity to bring Xeno Crisis to the excellent Evercade handheld, a device we've been monitoring since we first heard about it. Having tested Xeno Crisis on the Evercade we were impressed not only with the build quality, but also by the standard of the emulation, and it is quite possibly the best way to play the Mega Drive version in portable form. The Evercade team are as passionate as we are about retro gaming, and we hope that this evolves into a long-term partnership.
The Evercade is due to launch on 22nd May. You can pre-order it here.
This article was originally published by nintendolife.com on Fri 28th February, 2020.
Very cool announcements! Was already interested, but now even more so. The Atari Lynx collection is a big deal in my eyes, since I'm pretty sure this is the first official Atari Lynx collection ever! I Hope an MSX collection for this thing or whatever modern system is next
@Paperboy I’d rather an Atari Lynx Collection on Switch.
It's neat for sure though compared to the other collections it's a little thin in content for the price.
@JSDude1 oh sure, but the fact that this collection even exists for Evercade should make you a little more hopeful for a Switch release as well. Again, first time ever, so chances have gotten a lot better I'd say.
@wratih9 thin, really? I just checked, there's 17 games in that collection!
I am taking the evercade more seriously now i have seen the library increasing nicely. Will become a nice little collectible console.
I’m so into all the releases so far, the release date of the console has sadly been delayed though to 22nd May
Initially interested, but then meh! ... However now even more interested as even though the Lynx games will be very so-so, still want as I'm quite shocked that Evercade is thinking about the box rather than the hundreth release of Mario, Sonic (good as thry may be). Jaguar next? And, a tad hypocritical me, Game Gear...
I gave up on Evercade for the time being when I found out they don't allow multiple players on formerly 2 player games. That should be fixed before any more selling.
Great news Xeno crisis, have this on the megadrive. Evercade definitely on the list now.
There’s something very attractive about physical cartridges.... I have a problem....
the only reason im not into evercade for the moment, is the same reason I lost interest in everything prior to the Nintendo Switch. On switch, you can use other controllers in TV mode, and the controllers slide off the ends of the tablet to replace if broken, this Evercade handheld, if the buttons wear out with time, or damage from an unfortunate event, you have to buy a whole new unit. Switch currently is more practical. Not that I hate Evercade, its a cool handheld, especially being able to natively plugin to tv, but im not one to trade a console for a new one every gen, and considering I forgot I even had a 3ds after playing my switch for four years. the Evercade simply is not for me especially if those buttons break from the first unit. Never did get a new psp when those buttons wore out.
Tanglewood is nice entry and it's good to get Xeno Crisis in there as well but without multiplayer it's rather pointless to have fun with that game. This system looks like it's going for retro and after market games and while that's a good thing, I feel it's much better to play those on the original console that they were made for instead of the ReroCade.
got this badboy on pre order
As cool as the Lynx was, it never really got any good games, did it? Yeah, I liked California games and Blue lightning at the time but they won't have aged well and also aren't even included here.
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