Game Boy, Game Boy Color & Game Boy Advance On Your TV!! Hyperkin RetroN SQ Update!December 17, 2020
Game Boy, Game Boy Color & Game Boy Advance On Your TV!! Hyperkin RetroN SQ Update!
In this video, we share some updated information, and new color options, for the RetroN SQ!
See our original video on the RetroN SQ by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zMTMHgbLTc
At CES in January 2020, Hyperkin announced a new console, dedicated to bringing your handheld games to your modern, flat panel TV. It was called the RetroN Jr, and the goal was to deliver a 720P HD image via HDMI cable. The idea behind the RetroN JR is that it will allow you to conveniently play your Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advanced cartridges on your TV. The RetroN Junior features a 720p HDMI output, making it very easy to connect it to your modern flat-panel television. In addition to HDMI, the RetroN JR also has AV outputs too! That means you can play an older CRT tube televisions as well. There will also be a 4:3 & 16:9 aspect ratio switch and an integrated stereo headphone jack. Pretty neat.
Fast-forward to December 2020 and Hyperkin has sent us a press release with some more information. Firstly, the name of the console has been updated. It is now named the RetroN SQ, for Square. Secondly, the original prototype showed composite AV cables, along with the HDMI port. In the latest renders those have been removed. Thirdly, an SD card slot is not included for firmware updates. Finally, a secondary color has been announced, along the same lines of the recently announced RetroN5 Beach Edition.
While we don’t have any official pricing information at this time, the price is rumored to be between $70 & $100, with one wired USB Scout Controller included. We also do not have a firm release date at this time, however with this sort of press release now out there it is safe to bet we’ll see it in the first half of 2021. Finally, it is interesting that the GBA compatibility is considered to be a beta feature out of the gate. It will be interesting to see how playable GBA games will be when this is finally released.
Official Press Release:
Hyperkin, a Los Angeles-based gaming hardware developer has announced their project, previously known as the RetroN Jr., is now called the RetroN Sq (pronounced S.Q.). The console gets its name from its square-like appearance. Revealed in January at CES, the RetroN Sq is a home gaming console compatible with Game Boy® and Game Boy Color® cartridges. Compatibility with Game Boy Advance® cartridges will be a beta feature. Hyperkin has revealed its core features, which may be subject to change before launch.
• Compatible with Game Boy® and Game Boy Color® cartridges via open source software. Compatibility with Game Boy Advance® cartridges will be a beta feature
• Upscales to 720p at 60 FPS HD with 4:3/16:9 Aspect Ratio Button
• 1 x Wired USB “Scout” Controller
• Included memory card slot for firmware updates
• 3 ft. HD Cable
• 6 ft. Type C cable with AC adapter
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Please be aware, this product has simply been announced that they’re working on development. No shipment date, pricing, availability, or finalized features have been communicated at this time.
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