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New Game Boy? Analogue Pocket will play ALL your retro Nintendo games and more

Retro handheld gaming has been more or less ignored over the past few years – as we've seen the likes of the Sega Mega Drive Mini and SNES Classic Mini dominate the market recently, the likes of the Game Boy have been left out in the cold.

Well, that's all about to change.

American tech company Analogue has announced Pocket – a new machine that's "a tribute to portable gaming".

The smart little modern take on the classic handheld systems you'll remember from your childhood will launch in 2020, and has been designed to play more than 2,780 titles initially released for Nintendo systems like Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance.

The little device is also packed with a 3.5mm headphone jack, a rechargeable lithium ion battery, a microSD card slot, a USB-C charge port, and a Game Boy link cable port, too (so you can play Pokemon Red or Blue off the original cart and complete it without hacks. Imagine!)

If that's not enough, sometime after launch (currently undisclosed), you'll be able to purchase a docking unit for the machine so you can plug on play on your TV, with support for Bluetooth and USB controllers also teased.

The Pocket does not yet have a proper release date, but the developer of the device promises it will launch at some point in 2020.

It will set you back roughly £156 at launch.

You can pre-order or read more about the device at the link.

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