The Analogue Duo is released next year.
It seems that Analogue is on a bit of roll as of late, with the announcement of not only the Analogue Pocket but now also the Analogue Duo. The latter being a beautifully crafted love letter to the PC Engine and TurboGrafx-16.
The Duo moniker is also not without its nostalgic value either, as the PC Engine Duo or TurboDuo was a much sought after system in the early 90s.
This was because it merged both the HuCard ready PC Engine and its Super CD-ROM add-on into one very sleek unit.
What’s especially lovely about the Analogue Duo is that it references the original Duo design and even supports the original pads and offers a headphone jack too.
However, that’s where the similarities end, as this is a very modern interpretation of NEC’s classic gaming hardware.
Like prior Analogue console releases, this too uses a field-programmable gate array, or FPGA, to recreate the original hardware without the need for emulation. It also will output at 1080p via HDMI with pristine visuals and audio.
Priced at $199, the Analogue Duo will be released next year. Pre-orders aren’t quite up yet but you can get added to a mailing list to keep you up to date on the console’s progress.
In addition, the Analogue Pocket will also receive an adapter to play PC Engine HuCards next year as well, priced very reasonably at $29.99.
So if you are a PC Engine or TurboGrafx-16 fan, then it looks like you will definitely need to pick up an Analogue Duo next year.
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