The makers of the upcoming retro handheld console, the Evercade, have announced 3 brand new cartridges for the system which will feature collections of classic games from 3 different companies. The 3 collections feature games from Interplay, Namco and Atari, stretching back from the early days of home gaming on the Atari 2600 all the way up to the 16-bit era with games like Earthworm Jim 2 from Interplay. Each of the cartridges is being officially licensed from the game companies themselves, which is something of a first for retro-themed consoles which usually tend to rely on the legal-grey-area of emulation and ROM files.
The first of the collection, Namco Museum, features some of Namco's best classic titles, such as Pacman, Dig Dug, and Starluster, all of which will hopefully be taken from high-quality arcade originals. The second collection, simply titled Interplay, features a few more niche games like Clay Fighters 2 and Earthworm Jim 2, but none-the-less promises some pretty in-depth experiences from the 16-bit generation of consoles. The final collection, again simply titled Atari, outdoes the other 2 for sheer volume, featuring 20 classic games from Atari's first successful home console. On top of that some of the Atari titles in question, such as Air-Sea Battle, feature many different variants, up to 27-in-1, which takes the numbers on these games through the roof.
The Evercade is expected to be released in Q4 of 2019 with a more exact release date to be scheduled in the near future. The official site lists the selling price as £59.99 / €69.99 / $79.99 for a console with a single cartridge or £79.99 / €89.99 / $99.99 for a console with 3 cartridges. You can sign up now to be notified when pre-orders for the machine become available.
Are you excited by the new collections announced for the Evercade? If you had to choose one of these which one would you pick first? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below.