The Evercade EXP has a collaboration with Capcom in its pocket; 18 classic Capcom games are baked into the retro handheld.
The EXP handheld will be primarily game-packed via Evercade’s proprietary cartridges, already comprising a library of over 380 re-releases of (mostly bundled) retro games. Last week, Evercade announced that Capcom, an all-new partner, will be baking at least 18 classic titles from its catalog into the EXP.
The following Capcom games will be made playable directly from the Evercade EXP:
- 1942 (Arcade version)
- 1943 (Arcade version)
- 1944 : The Loop Master (Arcade Version)
- Bionic Commando™ (Arcade Version)
- Captain Commando™ (Arcade Version)
- Commando™ (Arcade Version)
- Final Fight™ (Arcade Version)
- Forgotten Worlds™ (Arcade Version)
- Ghouls ‘n Ghosts™ (Arcade Version)
- Legendary Wings™ (Arcade Version)
- MERCS (Arcade version)
- Street Fighter II’: Hyper Fighting (Arcade Version)
- Strider (Arcade version)
- Vulgus™ (Arcade Version)
- Mega Man (8 bit)
- Mega Man 2 (8 bit)
- Mega Man X (16 bit)
- Breath of Fire (16 bit)
By blog post, Evercade assures that the games are “built-in”. Physical cartridges or downloads are not necessary to access the games, they are already available on the 4 GB internal flash memory.
The 18 included Capcom games join 6 other titles that are directly included with the EXP; The handheld also comes with Evercade’s IREM Arcade 1 bundle, albeit in cartridge form.
Evercade’s EXP describes itself as a portable retro console, powered by a 3,000 mAh battery and rechargeable over USB-C. In combination with the 800 by 480 pixels IPS screen, the handheld should provide 4 to 5 hours of wireless nostalgia.
As an added luxury, the EXP has a special ‘TATE mode’ to accommodate vertically played games; for this, two additional A and B keys are included. In addition, the handheld can also be strengthened; a mini HDMI port allows gamers to optionally extract a 720p signal from the Evercade EXP. There is no official dock at Evercade (for now).
The Evercade EXP should officially ship next November 24, although there appear to be no retailers connected for presale in the Benelux — a target price in euros is therefore not forthcoming. Pre-orders for the EXP handheld are already being offered at Best Buy for $149.99 each.