Published on March 5th, 2013 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Hyperkin Announces the RetroN 4: Retro Gaming with an HDMI?
It’s no secret that a few members of the GAMINGtruth crew can’t keep their paws off of retro gaming consoles. The reminiscing in the golden age of gaming is filled with cartridges and lots of wires. That is where the wonders of technology and the company known as Hyperkin come into play.
Hyperkin announced today that it will showcase its next venture into retro gaming. The RetroN 4 from Hyperkin improves on the past designs, and introduces something remarkable for game enthusiasts of all types: The console will now host an HDMI port giving you the opportunity to play games on your HDTV.
“We have had great success with the SupaBoy and RetroN 3, and we wanted to create an entirely new console that has the modern amenities that will allow users to utilize current technology,” stated Steven Mar, Hyperkin’s executive director. “As this is an ambitious project for Hyperkin, our goal for this system is to combine modern gaming convenience to not only cater to the retro gaming community, but to also introduce a new generation of gamers to the classic games that have shaped the present gaming landscape.”
During CES 2013, Marketing Director David Yu told GAMINGtruth that something “big” and “retro” was on the way. Products produced already include hard finding replacement parts and new-age retro consoles that are capable of playing multiple game cartridges.
Who wouldn’t want something that you could play the original Sonic the Hedgehog on, turn around, and play Super Mario World? Or buy a replacement GameBoy screen? Well, that’s just the case. Although, now that dream has been elongated with the newest announcement.
Here are some of the features you can expect from the system
• Two Original Controller Ports for Each Platform (six Total)
• Wireless Bluetooth Controller
• Four Cartridge Ports for NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA cartridges
• HDMI Output with Digital Signal Conversion
• “Perdana” Digital User Interface (gives ability of button reassignment)
• PAL and NTSC compatible
There isn’t much else known at this point. However, there is a promise of news stemming from the Midwest Gaming Classic event where Hyperkin is expected to reveal an all-chips-in announcement for the console.
The event is scheduled for March 23 at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel in Brookfield, Wisc. The announcement will take place at 11:00 a.m. CST.