For those in the know in the retro gaming scene, the Hyperkin RetroN5 is the talk of the town. Boasting the ability to play cartridges from Famicom, NES, SNES (and Super Famicom), Genesis (and Mega Drive), Gameboy, Gameboy Color, and Gameboy Advance, it's certainly one appetizing bit of crumpet. The icing on the cake is the custom UI and HDMI output. The UI features abilities the original consoles could never do on their own, such as save states, customized controls, filters, and the ability to take screenshots at any time, all from a cartridge. The system has custom filters and upscaling to make your classic games look and sound better than ever on a modern television. It's like having the best of the emulation world on real hardware with the real games. The console is still slated for a late Summer release with a price estimated to be less than $100 USD. With all of the capabilities and features of the device, it's a retro gamer's fantasy come true in a very affordable way.
Hyperkin is showing the console at their E3 booth and engadget has a nice first look at the machine, with a few pictures as well. On top of that, RetroWare TV has uploaded a video from the booth with some more details and footage of the device in action. You can see the video just after the jump.
I'm a big retro gamer and this device has been on my personal watch-list since its announcement. I usually can't stand clone consoles like this as they always have some glaring issues, like horrible controllers and compatibility problems, but Hyperkin claims they've worked out all of the kinks. I'm always striving to get the best possible picture and sound from my Super Nintendo, and this looks to solve all of my retro gaming woes. I'll definitely be picking one up after it releases. Will you? Let me know in the comments!