This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
High-end retro gaming compatibility manufacturer Analogue has finally unveiled its new PC-engine game compatibility product, the Duo.
The touted product supports all cards, discs, and original controllers from nearly every NEC video game system, including PC Engine, TurboGrafx-16, CD-ROM², SuperGrafx, and SUPER CD-ROM², but also offers the ability to play in comfort with 1080p HDMI output and Bluetooth or 2.4GHz wireless controllers.
Analogue is known for its high-quality retro game consoles, such as the Mega Drive and Genesis compatible Mega Sg, and the Super NES compatible Super Nt.
Rather than using software emulation, the company reconfigures the processor and logic of the retro game console components on an FPGA to achieve "full compatibility and zero latency," a key feature of its products.
It also has a USB port, and can be used with commercially available Bluetooth or 2.4GHz wireless compatible controllers for multiplayer, but it is a product that runs the actual Hucard or CD-ROM, not a copied ROM file.
The unit comes in two types: JP (white) and USA (black). The only difference is the color, and the game software is region free.
The main specifications are HDMI 1080p / 720p / 480p video output, 48KHz 16-bit audio output, NTSC / PAL support, and a 3.5mm audio output jack. The video display supports scan line reproduction and aspect ratio changes.
It has an SD card slot for firmware updates and two USB ports for compatible controllers.
Gallery: Analogue Duo 高級PCエンジン互換機 | of 9 Photos
Priced at $199, a limited number of units will be available in 2021.
Analogue's products basically sell out quickly and there's no telling when they'll be restocked and re-released, so make sure you don't miss out on buying one while you're wondering.
Along with Analogue Duo, the company has also announced PC-engine support for its general-purpose handheld gaming compatible console, Analogue Pocket.
Analogue Pocket is a handheld console that runs the Game Boy and Game Boy Advance families of games, but like Game Gear, NeoGeo Pocket and the Atari Lynx, you can purchase a physical shape adapter to allow you to plug in and play with PC-engine Hucards and chips. The adapter costs $29.99.
Analogue Pocket will be available in 2021, priced at $199. It's already sold out of pre-orders and is waiting for additional shipments.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.