Polymega release date revealed, retro game console out next month
Playmaji announced the worldwide release date for the Polymega this week. The modular game console, which plays games from various consoles released in the 80s and 90s, will be launched on September 12, 2021. This release date is for those who pre-ordered the console between September 2018 and April 2020 via polymega.com.
Pre-orders for bundles, base units, module sets and accessories will be fulfilled at the end of October.
Depending on where customers live, it takes one to three weeks for orders to be delivered.
If you’re in the UK and Europe and you ordered the Polymega from Worldwide Distribution GmbH after April 2020, then – good news – there will be partial shipments in September!
This is the same for gamers in Japan who have ordered from NK Trading, and continuous order fulfillment will continue until Q1 2022.
Speaking about the news, Playmaji CEO Bryan Bernal said: “Despite the challenging shipping environment presented by the COVID-19 pandemic that began last year, and other factors beyond our control at our assembly facility in Myanmar in 2021, our team is excited to finally reach this critical release milestone, and beyond, we are extremely grateful to our thousands of customers who have stuck with us and believed in the vision of POLYMEGA and what it could mean for the future of the video game industry. “
Bernal added: “We are now ready to move on to the next phase of this project, including the launch of our digital games store for the Holiday 2021 holiday season and a strong increase in production and availability of POLYMEGA systems for 2022 and beyond. “
The Polymega is a retro modular console that plays a wide variety of games from the NES era to PlayStation.
The Polymega base unit has a CD drive that plays PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Mega CD, Neo Geo CD and TurboGrafx CD games.
While additional modules can be purchased for cartridge games.
If you’re a Nintendo fan, you can grab the EM01 module that plays NES and Famicom games. An adapter is required to play games for the Japanese 8-bit console.
Or, if you like 16-bit games, there’s the EM02 module that plays Super Famicom and SNES games.
The EM04 module plays TurboGrafx-16, Turbo Duo, PC-Engine, SuperGrafx and PC-Engine Duo games.
While the EM03 module also plays Genesis, Mega Drive and – unbelievably – 32X games.
The Polymega is a modular retro game console that plays games from different eras
All modules come with ports that allow you to use a console’s original controller, play games from regions around the world, and also install a selection of preloaded games on it.
The Polymega also features a slick user interface and allows players to easily apply translation patches or rip a game to the console’s internal storage – which is ideal for helping to preserve the original game disc or cartridge .
And being a modern console, all games played on the Polymega are rendered in glorious HD.
In the US, the Polymega base console and wireless controller costs $449, while additional modules cost $79.
Polymega also offers a revolutionary light gun that works with the console and can be used with modern HD TVs.
This is a real game changer for fans of arcade shooters like Time Crisis or Virtua Cop as the original light weapons used for these games just work with old CRT TVs.
For gamers in Europe interested in the Polymega, the console can be purchased through the Worldwide Distribution website for €499.99 plus shipping.
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