Analogue has announced the Analogue Duo, a console designed specifically to play NEC PC Engine, TurboGrafx-16, SuperGrafx, and PC Engine CD-ROM² games – all from one device.
The ‘higher energy Analogue system,’ which will launch at $199, can play games via a cartridge slot or CD-ROM drive, and also features an original-style controller port. Long story short, the device is compatible with Hucards, TurboChips, and CD-ROM games.
A retro gaming enthusiast’s dream, the hardware allows players to sync up to four 8BitDo Bluetooth or 2.4g controllers for wireless play – and you can connect it to your TV via HDMI cable that supports 1080p video and digital audio.
Similar to other Analogue products, the Duo uses a field-programmable gate array – FPGA for short – to play the software you want to run. That means there’s no need for emulation, and this is as authentic an experience you could possibly get on new hardware.
You may recognize the company from the Analogue Pocket – a modern bit of kit designed to run retro handheld games that was announced last year. Though the nifty handheld was delayed into 2021, pre-orders are now open for the console and it looks to be selling pretty well.
The Analogue Duo is set to launch in 2021, and will be available in colors reminiscent of either US and Japanese hardware.