The Game Boy Is Coming Back Better Than Ever – Expected To Release This Year
With the retro craze the past few years, and the absolute devastation of stocks in gaming retail stores, it’s no wonder so many stakeholders are trying to get their foot in the door. From the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and SNES selling out soon after announcements, Hyperkin is trying to get ahead of the game with their own version of the Game Boy.
Though the handheld console first debuted in 1989, this isn’t the first time there have been news of a revival attempt. With a previous idea of the Smartboy from the aforementioned manufacturer, this is the closest that the public will ever get to the real deal. Well, that is until Nintendo starts taking the retro craze more seriously.
Temporarily dubbed the Ultra Game Boy, it is currently in development via Hyperkin. Their plans are to improve on the original with modern hardware without taking away from the classic experience it’s known for. Based on teaser images thus far, the outside looks nearly identical to the original Game Boy and made entirely of aluminum.
Other features include a third dial to adjust a back-lit LCD display, 6-hour battery, USB-C port for convenient charging, as well as left and right audio output. For those worried about the back-lit display bringing to much modernity to a retro device, that feature can be turned on and off with ease.
Hyperkin’s Ultra Game Boy, which will likely be referred to by a different name at a later date, is expected to officially reveal Summer 2018. It will likely retail around $100 or less. Do you think this was a good idea, or would you rather get the real deal from Nintendo?
After all, Japan has thousands of them just lying around in Akihabara’s stores and vendors everywhere. Granted, most don’t have an English port so there’s that. Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest:
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