Blaze Entertainment has today announced that its Evercade VS retro console has been delayed slightly.
The NES-style system – which runs physical carts and is the home version of the popular Evercade handheld – was supposed to arrive in November, but will now launch in mid-December launch in Europe. A release window of December 8th-17th has been given, but this is an estimate. North American customers will sadly have to wait until 2022, with a January 14th revised release date being given.
Blaze Entertainment managing director Andrew Byatt had this to say:
Many people are aware of the increased pressure that has affected lorry freight, congestion at ports, and the shipping lines to get stock around the world. Like many other companies, we have to rely on this infrastructure to get you your console. Over the past 3 months, this situation has become very challenging and despite the best planning, we have not been able to find any way to improve outcomes.
Sadly, that's not the end of the bad news – six new Evercade cartridges are also being delayed. They will ship alongside the new console.
We've given the Evercade plenty of coverage in the past, largely because some of its cartridges contain titles that were originally on Nintendo systems, like the NES and SNES.
Alongside the announcement of the delay, Blaze also revealed more information about the Evercade VS' user interface:
- Improved Save Game Function with screenshots and the ability to delete save games.
- A new Quick Save function and a "Load Last Save" button to boot you directly to your last save game from the UI.
- New Display Modes, including Pixel Perfect aspect ratio, background bezels and scanline filters - changeable on the fly
- Detailed Game Information, including an introduction to the game and full control schemes on screen.
- Online Updates, additional controller mapping, themes and background music are also included!
This article was originally published by nintendolife.com on Tue 12th October, 2021.
Seems better then the atari vcs. Also, I liked the idea of the amico, but this seems amazing!
Hmm. I might have to splurge on this little console. When it releases anyway
Love the look of this and I have pre-ordered the founders edition ! I’m ok with the delay as I’m just getting acquainted to the new switch oled
When you look at the delays the Amico, VCS and Polymega had then 1 month isn't much. I'll still get my founders edition this year so I'm happy.
@GamingBread That's because the base system already exists and been out for a while.
@Westlondonmist At least with Evercade, they give a valid reason for the delay, instead of blaming Covid or whatever.
got the founders edition coming and a great way to get genuine retro games in cart form.
I own the handheld Evercade. Great console, although the screen is kind of bad. Evercade VS will obviously not have this issue.
As long as there is a continued stream of games, this console might do well, except there's one problem.
If there are SNES games, that layout of the face buttons has got to go. ABXY works better than BAYX because the games were designed with ABXY in mind. I don't know what the reasoning behind it is, whether Nintendo ACTUALLY patented the ABXY button layout or everyone just prefers BAYX (damn you, Sega and Microsoft), but I'm a bit nitpicky on that part.
I have the portable system and it’s a fun system, I have pre ordered the vs and I am looking forward to it.
I’ve got a Founder’s VS with my name on it too 😃 really enjoy the handheld and the range of games available. Really looking forward to the arcade collections as well as playing the existing library on the home console.
It’s a great system that deserves to have a wider audience.
That's a shame.
I have this pre-ordered, can't wait.
Guess I will have to.
I have a genuine interest in the Evercade, I just wish that more big retro indie titles would see releases to the system. Like I see no reason that Sonic Mania or Shovel Knight couldn't be on the device, and of they were, that would be so freaking cool. It'd be like a retro console with modern support.
Kinda odd that the only console that was announced this year and wasn't delay is the Switch OLED. Analogue Pocket, Intellivision Amico, Steam Deck, EverCade VS., PlayDate, Polymega, etc., all got the delay treatment. Some won't even be at store shelves or ever until 2022 or later.
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