Playmaji, Inc. and extreme Co., LTD have announced that Polymega, the world’s first HD modular game console, will include five licensed TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine pack-in titles on the EM04 “Turbo” Element Module Set.
With the upcoming module, owners will be able to play original TG-16 and Japanese PCE HuCard games on the system region free, using either OEM controllers or the in-house designed 6-button “Turbo” retro controller, one of which is packed in with each Module Set.
TurboGrafx CD and PC-Engine CD games can be played through the base unit itself, without the need for a module.
Bonus Digital TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine Pack-in Titles:
- Moto Roader モトローダー (NA + JP Versions)
- Moto Roader II モトローダーII (JP Version)
- Double Dungeons ダブルダンジョン (NA + JP Versions)
- Shockman 改造町人シュビビンマン2 新たなる敵 (NA + JP Versions)
- Dragon Egg どらごんEGG！ (JP Version)
With the unveiling of the five TG-16 pack-in titles, Playmaji’s commitment to preserving both popular retro games and hidden/import gems is even more clear.
“We’re huge fans of the TurboGrafx-16/PCE. It’s exciting to share with players a great new way to explore this wonderfully underrated system through five great classic digital pack-in games as part of our partnership with Japan-based extreme Co., LTD and the Masaya Games brand,” said Bryan Bernal (Co-Founder & CEO, Playmaji, Inc.).
With Polymega, retrogaming fans can play an ever-growing list of classic game cartridge and CD-based game systems in high-definition, without the clutter and sub-par video quality of decades-old hardware.
It supports original classic games media and controllers for everything from the 8-bit NES, up to difficult to emulate 32-bit systems such as the Sega Saturn.
The Key Features include:
- First CD-compatible retro console (playable only on base unit, no module required)
- Limitlessly expandable modules for cartridge game support
- Best in class input latency (under 1 frame of delay)
- Install your games and create a beautiful digital library
- Shop for digital releases
- Connect and shop for games and more
- HDTV-compatible light gun
- Powerful Intel Coffee Lake S-based hardware at 3.1GHz
- No complicated setup
The Polymega is expected to ship in Q4 2019 and can be configured starting at $299.99 USD for the Base Unit, with modules available for $59.99 each.
As for Playmaji, Inc., it’s a California-based specialty developer, producer, and manufacturer of next-generation video game-related products for new and retro game consoles.
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