We’ve been following the progress of the Evercade with interest over the past year, and today the news has broken that the 12th confirmed cart for the system will be a double pack which includes Xeno Crisis and Tanglewood, two modern titles designed with Sega’s classic Mega Drive hardware in mind.
Xeno Crisis, as you may be aware, was developed on Sega’s console by Bitmap Bureau but has also been released on modern systems, including Switch. Tanglewood was also developed within the limitations of the Mega Drive, and received a physical release on that system a short time ago.
The double-pack will launch on the same day as a cart featuring a host of Atari Lynx titles; the actual date is to be confirmed but it is expected to be in Q3 2020.
Here’s what Bitmap Bureau Technical Director Matt Cope had to say about the announcement:
We’re very excited to have the opportunity to bring Xeno Crisis to the excellent Evercade handheld, a device we’ve been monitoring since we first heard about it. Having tested Xeno Crisis on the Evercade we were impressed not only with the build quality, but also by the standard of the emulation, and it is quite possibly the best way to play the Mega Drive version in portable form. The Evercade team are as passionate as we are about retro gaming, and we hope that this evolves into a long-term partnership.
The Evercade is due to launch on 20th March. You can pre-order it here.