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Hyperkin announces new retro gaming console

5:47 PM, Mar 5, 2013   |    comments
Hyperkin's RetroN 4 video game console plays NES, SNES, Genesis, and GBA cartridges.
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A new video game console is on its way, thanks to video gaming company Hyperkin.  Called RetroN 4, it plays NES, SNES, Genesis, and GBA cartridges all in one console.

The RetroN 4 will have four cartridge slots as well as two controller ports for each system, allowing for users to use their original controllers.  Hyperkin believes that what will differentiate the Retron 4 from other iterations of retro consoles currently in the market are several key additions that add a modern twist.  For one, the RetroN 4 will have an HDMI output, which will allow for users to play their games on high-definition televisions.  Furthermore, when users boot up the machine, they will find the "Perdana" digital user interface which opens a wide variety of modern gaming features such as selecting systems, button reassignment and other features that will be named at the Midwest Gaming Classic.  Finally, the console will also allow users to play both NTSC and PAL cartridges and will incorporate Bluetooth technology, with a completely new, redesigned wireless Bluetooth controller.

"We have had great success with the SupaBoy and RetroN 3, and we wanted to create an entirely new console that has the modern amenities that will allow users to utilize current technology," stated Steven Mar, Hyperkin's Executive Director.  "As this is an ambitious project for Hyperkin, our goal for this system is to combine modern gaming convenience to not only cater to the retro gaming community, but to also introduce a new generation of gamers to the classic games that have shaped the present gaming landscape."

Hyperkin has not yet made public a street date nor a suggested retail price for the Retron 4.


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