Gizmodo was able to get its hands on the device, which Hyperkin is calling the Ultra Game Boy while in development, in Las Vegas at the electronics trade show.More news: United States judge denies effort to stop Mulvaney from heading consumer watchdog
But as familiar as the Ultra Game Boy looks, there are some significant changes. Today the word comes down that Hyperkin Is Working On A Game Boy Reboot.
The prototype even keeps the contrast and volume dials from the original, and includes a new brightness dial letting you turn off the backlight for that classic (awful) Gameboy experience.
Beyond audio, the final device will also have a USB-C charging port (it's now rocking an old-school AC port), while the screen will include an RGB wheel to cycle through color options, including that classic yellowish-greenish palette of the very first Game Boy. Yes, it's true that game Boy games only generate mono sound, but the speakers are there because the Ultra GB is also being optimized for chiptune musicians who use the Game Boy to create electronic tunes.More news: Rio Tinto to sell aluminium smelter for $US500m
Hyperkin is hoping to have the Ultra Game Boy, or whatever it ends up being called, ready for late winter this year, with a price point of under $US100 ($127).
There's no way that Nintendo would have made a replica of this quality.More news: Fossils show butterflies appeared on Earth before flowers