Blaze Entertainment is delighted to announce its newest Evercade hardware, the Evercade Alpha –  the first Evercade-compatible bartop arcade machine.
The Evercade Alpha allows you to change the game. Available in two officially licensed designs from our partners at the legendary arcade game publisher Capcom, Evercade Alpha brings a new evolution to the bartop arcade market.
Evercade Alpha comes in two variants, the Evercade Alpha Street Fighter™ Bartop Arcade and the Evercade Alpha Mega Man™ Bartop Arcade. Each pre-assembled unit features 6 unique built-in arcade games that are fan favourites and deeper cuts rarely released in this form factor. The games and arcade designs are officially licensed. You can find the full game list below.
In addition to the built-in titles, and unique to the pre-built arcade market, the Evercade Alpha is fully compatible with the Evercade ecosystem, with dual cartridge slots on the device. You can play any Evercade cartridge on the arcade. This gives you the choice of over 50+ cartridges and 500+ arcade, console, home computer, and indie games, that you can play on your Evercade Alpha and physically own – no downloads, no online store, no modding, and no difficult setup. It’s all there to enjoy by simply inserting a cartridge and playing.
Each Evercade Alpha comes with competition-grade arcade controls for one player, and two USB ports at the front to allow for local multiplayer for up to two players. You can use any Evercade VS or VS-R controller or a multitude of supported third-party controllers and arcade sticks with the Evercade Alpha.
The Evercade Alpha features higher quality components than many in the Bartop arcade space with an 8” high-resolution IPS screen and USB-C power (with cable and plug included), stereo speakers, and a headphone jack at the front of the unit. It comes pre-built in the box so no assembly is required and also has built-in WiFi for any system updates. The unit stands at 410mm tall meaning it will fit in even the smallest households or game rooms.
As well as the built-in games, the Evercade Alpha also has a light-up swappable marquee. This means you can change the marquee at the top of the unit to match the game you wish to play, easily and with no tools or fuss. As well as the pre-installed marquee, each Evercade Alpha comes with two additional marquees with others being sold separately.
Pricing
Each Evercade Alpha will be available at an introductory price for pre-order only. The pre-order price of £199.99 | $229.99 | €229.99 is only available to people who pre-order the Evercade Alpha between June 4th and will release in November 2024.
The normal price for the Evercade Alpha will be £229.99 | $249.99 | €249.99 once the pre-order period is over.
Deluxe Edition
Available exclusively at Funstock, the Deluxe Editions of the Evercade Alpha Bartop Arcade machines give you more upgrades and accessories in the box. Each Evercade Alpha Deluxe Edition features Sanwa arcade stick controls pre-built in to the unit and comes with an exclusive Evercade Alpha branded USB controller.
It also comes with all the available marquees for the variant of Bartop Arcade, so that’s three additional marquees compared to the standard edition, a certificate of authenticity and an exclusive poster! The value of these extras is over £/€100.
The Deluxe Editions SRPs are £249.99 | €289.99 each. To allow for the best shipping rates, US and Canada orders of the Deluxe Edition Evercade Alpha units will be distributed directly from the US. EU and UK/Rest of World orders will be dispatched locally from Funstock’s EU and UK warehouses.
Games List
EVERCADE ALPHA STREET FIGHTER™ BARTOP ARCADE
  • STREET FIGHTER™ II’ CHAMPION EDITION
  • SUPER STREET FIGHTER™ II TURBO
  • SUPER PUZZLE FIGHTER™ II TURBO
  • STREET FIGHTER™ ALPHA – WARRIORS’ DREAMS –
  • STREET FIGHTER™ ALPHA 2
  • STREET FIGHTER™ ALPHA 3
EVERCADE ALPHA MEGAMAN™ BARTOP ARCADE
  • MEGA MAN™ – THE POWER BATTLE –
  • MEGA MAN™ 2 – THE POWER FIGHTERS –
  • CARRIER AIR WING™
  • FINAL FIGHT™
  • KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND™
  • STRIDER™
FEATURE LIST
Evercade Alpha Standard Versions
  • Pre-built bartop arcade unit in officially licensed Capcom Street Fighter™ or Mega Man design™
  • Dual Evercade Cartridge slot built-in
  • Compatible with all Evercade cartridges (500+)
  • 6 built-in games per arcade (see below for the list)
  • Competition-Grade Arcade Controls
  • 2 USB Controller ports for 2P local multiplayer (controllers sold separately)
  • Compatible with Evercade and third-party USB controllers
  • 8” High-Resolution IPS 4:3 Screen
  • Light-up marquee bar with swappable marquees (3 included)
  • Street Fighter Bartop Arcade Marquees: Street Fighter II’ Champion Edition, Street Fighter Alpha Warriors’ Dream, Street Fighter Alpha 2
  • Mega Man Bartop Arcade Marquees: Mega Man – The Power Battle, Final Fight, Strider
  • USB-C cable and plug included
  • Built-in WiFi for updates and features
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Earphone Jack
  • Pre-assembled Bartop Arcade Unit
  • H-410mm X W-244mm X D-316mm
Evercade Alpha Deluxe Editions Extras
  • SANWA arcade controls
  • Evercade Alpha USB controller
  • 6 swappable marquees (one pre-installed)
  • Street Fighter Bartop Arcade Marquees: Street Fighter II’ Champion Edition, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha Warriors’ Dream, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3
  • Mega Man Bartop Arcade Marquees: Mega Man – The Power Battle, Mega Man – The Power Fighters, Carrier Air Wing, Final Fight, Knights of the Round, Strider
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Exclusive Evercade Alpha Poster
  • vercade Alpha has two Bartop Arcade versions with 6 built-in games from leading Japanese arcade publisher Capcom included.
  • The first ever Evercade-compatible arcade machine, allowing you to change the game beyond the included titles with physical Evercade cartridges, a new evolution in home arcade market.
  • 6 unique Built-in games on each unit including the Street Fighter™ Alpha series, Mega Man™ – The Power Battle, Final Fight™, Strider™, and more.
  • Available to pre-order at a special introductory price: £199.99 | $229.99 | €229.99 only available during the pre-order period (Normal price £229.99 | $249.99 | €249.99 after pre-order period).
  • Releases November 2024, pre-orders open June 4th, 2024.

 

 

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