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  EVERCADE ANNOUNCES ARCADE COLLECTIONS FOR HANDHELD AND VS SYSTEMS
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05/18/2021
 


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  • Four new arcade collections for Evercade devices from top Arcade publishers
  • Top games including Double Dragon 2, Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja, Burger Time, and Asteroids alongside hidden gems such as World Rally, Mysterious Stones, and more!
  • New collectible numbering and colour scheme, with the same quality physical packaging and price point
  • Available November 3rd, 2021, Pre-Order May 28th.

Blaze Entertainment is delighted to announce a brand new arcade range of Evercade cartridges. The four new cartridges will feature arcade games exclusively, from classic hits to some rediscovered greats. These new cartridges follow the now traditional Evercade formula of providing something everyone loves and something new to discover.
 
All four cartridges will be available individually to purchase and are playable both on the Evercade Handheld and the Evercade VS. All cartridges are also going to support save states, just like the existing collections.
 
The new purple spine denotes the separation from the main console-focused collections of Evercade cartridges and the numbering system is reset for this new arcade line. But it still has the same great attention to detail with the cartridges coming with a bespoke manual and cover and provided in a bespoke plastic clamshell case, to fit in with the rest of the Evercade line. The price point of these cartridges is also in line with the existing Evercade price point of £14.99/$19.99.
 
All these collections have been curated by hand and feature the latest in commercial arcade emulation, and all games have been officially licensed from the license holders to provide Evercade gamers the most accurate and playable experience available.
 
These collections will be available for Pre-Order on May 28th and will be released alongside the Evercade VS on November 3rd 2021.
 
The four collections feature some of the greatest hits of the arcade era with titles such as Double Dragon 2 and 3, Bad Dudes Vs Dragon Ninja, Crystal Castles and many other great titles that became synonymous with arcade and home video gaming.
 
This has also meant that Evercade has been able to delve into the vaults to provide some great games to rediscover. Including a selection of games from the Gaelco back catalogue, a Spanish arcade developer who operated in Europe from 1985 to the early 2000s, and some great titles that you might not expect from the world-famous publishers of Technos, Data East, and Atari.
Review samples will be available in October 2021. For more information or questions, email: [email protected].

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GAMES LIST

The Combatribes
Block Out
Battle Lane Vol. 5
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone
Mania Challenge
Minky Monkey
Mysterious Stones: Dr John's Adventure

Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja
Breakthru
Burger Time
Chain Reaction
Dark Seal
Darwin 4078
Lock 'N' Chase
Sly Spy
Tumblepop
Wizard Fire

Alligator Hunt
Biomechanical Toy
Glass
Snow Board Championship
Thunder Hoop
World Rally
 
 
Asteroids Deluxe
Canyon Bomber
Centipede
Crystal Castles
Liberator
Lunar Lander
Millipede
Missile Command
Night Driver
Pong
Skydiver
Super Breakout
Warlords
 
WHAT'S NEXT?
 
With the announcement of the four new arcade collections, our full 2021 release roadmap has now been revealed. More news will follow on Evercade VS pack contents and all pre-orders will be available from May 28th.
 
About Blaze Entertainment

Blaze Entertainment, formed in 2018, is the creator of the Evercade - a retro gaming console that uses cartridges to deliver officially licensed curated collections of retro and retro-inspired video games. Launched in 2020, the Evercade line-up has grown to over 200 games and continues to grow, with partnerships including Atari, Bandai Namco, Interplay, Codemasters, Team 17, and many independent game designers and publishers. Based in the UK, the Evercade has found a passionate audience around the world of retro enthusiasts, offering gamers a high quality and low entry retro option providing nostalgia for gamers and a physical range of releases for collectors.

Find out more at evercade.co.uk and Facebook or Twitter.