If you are a lover of nostalgia gaming, the original Game Boy is receiving an elegant, modern day upgrade that’ll teleport you back to all of those lengthy old school gaming sessions.
Analogue, a Seattle-based video game company, known for creating sleek and modern reinventions on classic game consoles, have revealed their latest project, the Analogue Pocket – a 21st century upgrade of the original 1980’s Nintendo Game Boy.
Launched in 2011, Analogue’s purpose is to celebrate and explore the history of video games.
After bringing new life to the Sega Mega Drive and Super Nintendo in recent years, the retro console lovers are revitalising the Nintendo Game Boy, the OG of handheld portable gaming, with a minimalist upgrade to coincide with the 30th anniversary of its first release.
The Pocket features a 3.5 inch LCD display, 10x’s the resolution of the original Game Boy, a digital audio workstation, and a built-in backlight to help with those late-night gaming sessions.
In an homage to the 80’s Game Boy, the Pocket does not use modern digital download software to play the 2,700 games, rather, it sticks to the original concept of cartridges. The Pocket has can play game cartridges from the Game Boy, Game Boy Colour and Game Boy Advanced.
It is powered using a recharging battery and includes an SD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, and remappable buttons.
If that wasn’t enough, Analogue are developing an additional docking station that can be connected to an HDTV, along with adapters to allow the Pocket to play titles from the Game Gear, Neo Geo, Pocket Colour and more retro gaming devices.
The Analogue Pocket Game Boy has an estimated 2020 launch and will cost £150. To register your interest visit Analogue online.
For more information on the Analogue Pocket Game Boy reboot visit Analogue online.