December 7, 2023

Okay, I’m not even a giant retro gamer, however that is sick.

You will have come throughout the identify Analogue earlier than. It’s the corporate that has made quite a few consoles that may play retro video games, and the consoles are fantastically crafted. The corporate gained most of its reputation after creating the Analogue Pocket, its moveable recreation console that lets avid gamers play Nintendo Sport Boy video games in a lot increased decision.

Now, Analogue is popping its eyes in the direction of one other Nintendo product: the Nintendo 64. The corporate has introduced the Analogue 3D, a console that can have the ability to natively play Nintendo 64 video games — and never simply a few of them. The corporate says that the console will have the ability to play the ENTIRE library of Nintendo 64 video games with none emulation attributable to its use of FPGA.

Whereas we don’t know precisely what the console will appear to be simply but, we do have some particulars concerning the system. Analogue says the 3D will assist 4K decision and assist wi-fi Bluetooth controllers on the two.4g frequency. It’s going to additionally function 4 ports to attach the unique Nintendo 64 controllers. It’s going to additionally assist the unique show modes of the video games themselves and have “reference high quality recreations of particular mannequin CRT’s and PVM’s.”

Talking of controllers, the corporate additionally gave us a sneak peek on the define of the controller it will likely be releasing with the console. The corporate is working with 8BitDo, a gaming firm centered on making peripherals which have acquired crucial acclaim, to make the controller for the 3D.

8BitDo Analogue controllerPicture supply: Analogue

The corporate says that the 3D is “the primary and solely aftermarket resolution supporting 100% compatibility in each area. USA, EU & JP.” Whereas we don’t have an actual launch date or worth of the console simply but, Analogue says that the 3D will probably be launched someday in 2024.

I personally haven’t gotten an opportunity to strive one among Analogue’s consoles but — principally as a result of they promote out extremely quick when new inventory is offered. I’m going to have to go over to my buddy’s home to strive his Pocket sooner or later, however with their monitor document, I believe N64 avid gamers are going to be actually proud of what is obtainable when this factor releases subsequent yr.

As Analogue works to launch a brand new Nintendo 64, Nintendo itself is difficult at work on its next-generation console, lots of whom consider to be the Nintendo Change 2.