Evercade Brings Indie Studios on Board, Unveils New System Color
Update 9/6/19: Evercade is currently up for pre-order on the Evercade website for $79.99.
Evercade, makers of the retro-throwback, handheld console of the same name, announced it will have support from indie developers, with more studios coming on board after the system launches.
The first indie studio Evercade said will be supporting the system is Mega Cat Studios, known for retro and retro-inspired games like Log Jammers and Coffee Crisis.
However, Mega Cat isn't the only purveyor of indie titles offering support for the system.
Evercade didn't name any more names, but did say more partnered indie studios will be announced after the system launches in early 2020.
These games will reportedly be included on the same kind of retro-style cartridges the rest of the Evercade games will release on. The company said even more cartridges will be added to the already-announced nine launch titles.
Here's the brand new trailer!— Evercade (@evercaderetro) August 30, 2019
Pre-orders will go live next Friday - 6th September.
We also just announced a black edition - exclusive to https://t.co/ooRtRLQKGk
For full retailers info on the White edition visit: https://t.co/qzT8148zAc pic.twitter.com/x3gcXI9pBV
The Evercade follows in the footsteps of other mini consoles like the SNES Classic Mini and Sega Genesis Mini, but the goal is to address what's perceived as a shortcoming with those mini systems: the limited roster.
By putting its games on classic cartridges, Evercade product developer Andrew Byatt says it "enables you to purchase one piece of hardware and then add new content for a low additional cost. It's a great value, future proof investment."
In other news, ahead of pre-orders opening September 6, Evercade also showed off the system's new alternative color scheme of black and red. Despite being exclusive to UK retailer Funstock, it can be ordered worldwide.
BLACK EVERCADE CONFIRMED.— Evercade (@evercaderetro) August 30, 2019
Pre-orders for the Black and the White Edition start next week - Friday 6th September.
The Black Edition is exclusive to Funstock (with Worldwide shipping). Click here for more info: https://t.co/c9arwACf9M pic.twitter.com/jb0VKtpv5i
Recent years have made it plain retro is in more demand than ever.
In just this week alone, we've had two more compilations of classic games announced: the Mega Man Zero/ZX collection and a remastering of the classic Disney's Aladdin and Disney's The Lion King games.