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We've given the Evercade handheld plenty of coverage on this site, mainly because it's a fantastic way to appreciate old games – many of which are former NES and SNES classics.

In case you're unfamiliar with the machine, it's a handheld games console that runs physical cartridges rather than downloadable games. We've seen a host of old-school titles on the system, including offerings from the Dizzy series and vintage cuts from Namco, as well as "modern" retro games like the fantastic Xeno Crisis.

It would seem that the console has been enough of a commercial success to warrant a successor, as Blaze – the firm behind the machine – is now teasing the arrival of another Evercade-branded piece of hardware.

The "Evercade VS" suggests some kind of multiplayer angle – could it be like the Atari Lynx, which allowed two players to compete using a single handheld device, or could we be looking at a console that adopts the concept of the Switch by incorporating detachable controllers so two players can play on a single display?

There are other questions, too; given that it uses the Evercade branding, will this new platform use existing Evercade cartridges? We'll know for sure sooner rather than later, but in the meantime, let us know your thoughts by posting a comment below.

This article was originally published by on Fri 26th March, 2021.