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)
|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 Gamer, Tom’s Guide, and more.
|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.|