The creators of the Retro VGS cartridge-based console had a big announcement for its fans today. While the system will still have homebrew and indie games on it, with the goal of attracting top-notch mainstream developers too – they also wanted to make something that could play a lot of games right away. They announced that thanks to the use of cartridge adapters, players will be able to play new and homebrew games for at least the Atari 2600, Intellivision, Colecovision, and NES.
16-bit gaming is a possibility, but wasn’t announced since there aren’t cores available to make those games playable just yet. The Retro VGS has been in the works for over a year, and its Kickstarter will be launched in mid-September. It will include a variety of exclusive color options, including some see through options and some color schemes that pay homage to classics like Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog, and the Legend of Zelda.