Polymega HD is a modular game console and it looks super cool.

Jul 16, 2019


Hardware geeks rejoice! There is a new game console coming soon and it’s worthy of your attention. It can play CD and cartridge based games. Including a handful of games from the TurboGrafx-16. It’s available for pre-order starting at $299. There are bundle options which drive the price up past $500. This may be a tall order if you compare it to a PS4 or Xbox One. But the Polymega isn’t a direct competitor to those consoles.

Original press release follows.

Playmaji, Inc. and extreme Co., LTD today announced that Polymega™ – the world’s first HD modular game console – will include five licensed TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine pack-in titles on the EM04 “Turbo” Element Module Set. 

With this module, owners will be able to play original TG-16 and Japanese PCE HuCard games on the system region free, using either OEM controllers or the in-house designed 6-button “Turbo” retro controller, one of which is packed in with each Module Set. TurboGrafx CD and PC-Engine CD games can be played through the base unit itself, without the need for a module.

Bonus Digital TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine Pack-in Titles:Moto Roader      モトローダー    (NA + JP Versions)Moto Roader II   モトローダーII    (JP Version)Double Dungeons    ダブルダンジョン    (NA + JP Versions)Shockman     改造町人シュビビンマン2 新たなる敵    (NA + JP Versions)Dragon Egg   どらごんEGG!   (JP Version)
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With the unveiling of the five TG-16 pack-in titles, Playmaji’s commitment to preserving both popular retro games and hidden/import gems is even more clear. 
“We’re huge fans of the TurboGrafx-16/PCE. It’s exciting to share with players a great new way to explore this wonderfully underrated system through five great classic digital pack-in games as part of our partnership with Japan-based extreme Co.,LTD and the Masaya Games brand.”

– Bryan Bernal (Co-Founder & CEO, Playmaji, Inc.)
With Polymega, retrogaming fans can play an ever-growing list of classic game cartridge and CD-based game systems in high-definition, without the clutter and sub-par video quality of decades-old hardware. It supports original classic games media and controllers for everything from the 8-bit NES, up to difficult to emulate 32-bit systems such as the Sega Saturn. It’s the perfect game console for players looking for an authentic, yet modern classic games experience for their living room.

Polymega was recently featured at E3, where the prototype hardware was “put through its paces” by Digital Foundry and Modern Vintage GamerTom’s Guide, and more.
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First CD-compatible retro console (playable only on base unit, no module required)Limitlessly expandable modules for cartridge game supportBest in class input latency (under 1 frame of delay)Install your games and create a beautiful digital libraryShop for digital releasesConnect and shop for games and moreHDTV-compatible light gunPowerful Intel Coffee Lake S-based hardware at 3.1GHzNo complicated setup
Polymega is expected to ship in Q4 2019 and can be configured starting at $299.99 USD for the Base Unit, with modules available for $59.99 each.

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