The folks at Evercade just aren’t slowing down! Not long after the announcement of the Atari Lynx cartridge, we’ve got news of the latest addition to the growing Evercade cartridge library. This one is certainly different though! The Xeno Crisis and Tanglewood Dual Game Cartridge features two modern games that have been designed for the Sega Mega Drive.
This is a great indication that Evercade will be experimenting with their cartridges and we could possibly see further cartridges like this in the future that will hopefully introduce us to games we haven’t known and loved quite yet.
Matt Cope, Technical Director at Bitmap Bureau had this to say on the new cartridge featuring their title, Xeno Crisis:
“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 new cartridge is planned for release alongside the Atari Lynx cartridge in Q3 2020.
A description of the games from Evercade:
Xeno Crisis is a top-down arena shooter originally designed for the Sega Mega Drive from Bitmap Bureau. In Xeno Crisis you take control of battle-hardened marines embarking on a deadly mission to confront an alien menace! Run and gun your way through thousands of adversaries, searching for survivors, and ultimately facing the origin of the outpost’s demise.
A successfully Kickstarted project from 2017, Xeno Crisis has been nominated for awards and delivers a truly excellent retro shooter experience.
The Xeno Crisis and Tanglewood Dual Game Cartridge joins 11 other cartridges featuring over 135 classic games.
You can pre-order your Evercade here, ready for launch on May 22!