Man, don't you guys just miss the days when playing your Gameboy was a top priority? Well, as luck would have it a resurgence of everyone's favorite handheld gaming device is coming later this year, and frankly, we couldn't be more freakin' excited! The best part? While the design is still reminiscent of 1989, the modern features are a reflection of the amazing technological advances made in gaming over the past 20+ years. Gizmodo reports from CES 2018:
"Temporarily called the Ultra Game Boy while it’s still in development, the name is actually a perfect description of Hyperkin’s hardware, which improves on Nintendo’s original Game Boy in countless ways, without affecting the classic gameplay many of us remember."
Well, that's a relief! It's important that these newer devices still incorporate an element of nostalgia. We appreciate all things new wave, but the product shouldn't be marketed as a Game Boy if it's not, in fact, a Game Boy. That being said, we can most definitely support some of the more advanced features. Gizmodo continues:
"New features for the Ultra Game Boy will include a built-in six-hour battery, a USB-C port for charging, as well as a pair of stereo speakers, and left and right audio-out connections."
The Ultra Game Boy will be made out of aluminum, giving it some weight and most importantly, defense against wear and tear. We can't speak for everyone, but dropping a Game Boy all over the damn place was pretty common practice in our youth. We know all of this Game Boy talk is getting y'all excited, but there's a little bit of waiting to be done. Hyperkin plans to release the device late Summer of this year with a price point under $100.
To see exclusive images of the Hyperkin Game Boy prototype, head over to Gizmodo.
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