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Analogue’s hotly anticipated Pocket–a modern portable gaming device primed to play Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance Games out of the box–will slide its release date from later this year to May 21, 2020. The sleek machine, in either black or white, is priced at $199.99, with pre-orders launching next week.
In addition to playing Game Boy series games out of the gate, the Pocket has a synthesizer/sequencer combo built in called Nanoloop, allowing owners to create and perform music. They’ve partnered with GB Studio to allow game making with no programming knowledge that will function on the Pocket.
Analogue claims the Pocket will have 6-10 hours of battery life; a sleep mode is built in, too, that can last up to 10 hours. The display is made out of Gorilla Glass, with standard smartphone thickness, which Analogue touts as the most advanced in a gaming machine ever. An original display mode will allow players to keep the original display characteristics–warts, green tinge, and all–of the Game Boy, Color, and Advanced.
A design change has seen the start, select, and home buttons from the corner to the centre-bottom.
A range of accessories will be available as well. A dock will allow the Pocket to connect with your television screen and support multiplayer through Bluetooth, 2.4g and wired USB controllers. Separately, link cables can connect individual Pockets together for multiplayer. Adapters for the Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, and Lynx will also be available, increasing the potential game library, and making the pocket something of a walking handheld museum.
Pre-orders for the Pocket begin 8 AM Pacific on August 3rd.