Exclusive: First RetroN 4 Details [UPDATED]

RetroN 4 Logo

Hyperkin is hard at work on their next retro gaming console, the RetroN 4. Tomorrow, the company will officially announce the existence of the device, but I’ve been given brief details on what to expect.

First off, in addition to being able to play Nintendo NES, SNES, and SEGA Genesis cartridges like the RetroN 3, the RetroN 4 will add Game Boy Advance games to the mix. Hyperkin is also taking the trouble to up-convert the analog signals for use with HDTVs. For those who have a mix of NTSC and PAL games, you’ll be able to play both on the system.

RetroN 4 will also have an interface named “Perdana,” which will offer users options such as real time saves, button reassignment, and overclocking.

Each of the retro console platforms will have two controller ports, allowing users to plug their own classic controllers into the machine.

With the RetroN 4 in the early stages of development, more information is expected to be released at a later date.

UPDATE – Hyperkin has officially sent out a press release about the RetroN 4 and more details have emerged including the fact it will have an HDMI output as well as feature Bluetooth controllers.  More details will also be released at the Midwest Gaming Classic.

Andrea Campton

Andrea Campton has been a part of the gaming industry for 7 years. Prior to Gametista, she worked on another venture of her own, NintendoGal.com. She loves cats, slow walks on the beach, and brutal honesty. Oh and her trusty Logitech MX518 that's still alive and kickin'.

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7 comments on “Exclusive: First RetroN 4 Details [UPDATED]
  1. James Hargrave says:

    This new handheld sounds awesome! I really hope the system has Super Game Boy compatibility so I can play my original Game Boy Games.

    If not, I can always look for the Supaboy at the nearest Play N Trade.

    However, I’m really convinced to buy the Supaboy because it has features that fit my gaming needs.

    Speaking of which, are there any retailers in the Central Bay Area where you can buy a Supaboy? Or even original Game Boy games for reasonable prices?

  2. Nate Douchebag says:

    huh, gameboy advance? odd, I thought the logical next step would be sega master system or nintendo 64. This is very interesting however! My RetroN 1 is still working fine. I will wait for the price.

    • BJ Wanlund says:

      Yeah, I’m a tad bit surprised too. So if this takes Game Boy AND Game Boy Color games too… holy moley this turns into a must-have accessory for YouTube Let’s Players.

      • Andrea Campton Andrea Campton says:

        I would be somewhat disappointed, honestly, if it didn’t have GB/GBC compatibility. Although discontinued, GBA SPs are still around, albeit second-hand and they don’t output to a TV, but still. GB/GBC on the other hand, not so much.

    • Andrea Campton Andrea Campton says:

      I can’t say what else it will have at the moment, but I can say that you will probably want it for the upgraded feature sets they’re looking at.

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