The EVERCADE ecosystem continues to grow with the announcement of the EVERCADE EXP, a new handheld retro gaming console from Blaze Entertainment. Announced during the Evercade 2nd Anniversary Show that was broadcast today.
The EVERCADE EXP is the second handheld retro gaming device from Blaze Entertainment and continues the incredible rediscovery of physical cartridges and the classic gaming experience.
The new all-white EVERCADE EXP levels up the retro gaming experience with a premium quality and performance specifications on par with home console release, the EVERCADE VS. Meaning complete parity at home or on the go.
Following on from the hugely successful Evercade Handheld in 2020, and following the reviews and feedback from that console, this device brings multiple new features to the design and also has full support for the existing Evercade cartridge library of over 30 cartridge collections and over 300 games.
In addition to this, the EVERCADE EXP will come with a new arcade collection in the box. IREM Arcade 1 brings 6 classic games from the renowned arcade developer to Evercade in our traditional numbered clamshell case, full colour manual and physical cartridge. Games include arcade hit shooters R-Type and In The Hunt, classic titles Moon Patrol and 10 Yard Fight, and fan favourites Battle Chopper (Mr Heli) and Lightning Swords.
The EVERCADE EXP features a high resolution 4.3” IPS screen that provides an incredibly bright and colourful retro gaming experience and allows for great viewing angles, wherever you are. The 800×480 screen is also covered with a tempered glass bezel for a clearer view and strong protection.
In addition to the screen, the EVERCADE EXP features a new TATE mode. The console is designed to be rotated 90 degrees anticlockwise in order to play vertical-orientated games the way they should be played. Rather than stretching the screen or having a very small area, TATE mode allows the screen to be used as the original developer intended, making it perfect for arcade shooters and more. The EVERCADE EXP features two buttons on the left hand side that allow for comfortable play when using TATE mode. The full controller set has also been expanded to include L2 and R2 trigger controls.
Updating your console is now easier than ever with the EVERCADE EXP’s built in WiFi. Charging is also improved with USB-C support and our mini-HDMI 720p TV output has been redesigned to help cable stability.
The EVERCADE EXP is also on a par with the specs of the Evercade VS console. Meaning that the 1.5Ghz processor and 4GB of built in memory will rival the experience you can get with a fixed home console device, but on the move.
We have more announcements to come with the EVERCADE EXP console with additional bonus content. Full details of that content will be revealed in September 2022 and will only be available on EVERCADE EXP consoles.
Included in the box is the EVERCADE EXP console, the IREM Arcade 1 cartridge collection, a USB-C Charging cable and a quick start guide. The EVERCADE EXP will be available in Winter 2022 at £129.99, $149.99 or €149.99. Pre-Orders will open in September 2022.
There will also be an EVERCADE EXP LIMITED EDITION console package available exclusively at our partner retailer, Funstock.co.uk. This console comes completely in a black colour variant with all the features of the standard edition. With the package you will also receive an exclusive hard carry case for the EVERCADE EXP, several art cards, a poster, a certificate of authenticity, a keyring and other fun extras, and the inclusion of a second cartridge collection – TOAPLAN ARCADE 1*.
This cartridge collection includes eight great games from the giants of arcade shooters. Including: Flying Shark, Alcon (Slap Shot), Tiger-Heli, Truxton and Zero Wing, alongside deep cut platformers Guardian, Snow Bros and puzzler Teki-Paki. The Toaplan Arcade 1 will also come in a physical box, cartridge and a full colour manual which features exclusive interviews with developers Masahiro Yuge and Tatsuya Uemura.
The EVERCADE EXP LIMITED EDITION console will be limited to 5000 units, and will also be released in Winter 2022. However, Evercade fans can secure their units early with pre-orders for this exclusive package opening at 17:00 BST** on June 1st 2022. This is exclusively available at Funstock.co.uk and will be priced at £179.99.