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The Game Boy is coming back, just not in the way you think

POSTED: January 11, 2018 8:49 a.m.
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The tech company Hyperkin, which develops remakes of both new and old systems, unveiled the new Ultra Game Boy at the Consumer Electronics Show this week.

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Yes, the Game Boy is coming back.

The tech company Hyperkin, which develops remakes of both new and old systems, unveiled the new Ultra Game Boy at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, according to Gizmodo.

The new Game Boy system improves on the system’s original hardware. The console uses the original game cartridges, meaning you can play all your old Game Boy games.

The system includes an aluminum case and an LCD display, along with a knob that helps gamers adjust the light.

The new Game Boy will work to provide the original Game Boy experience that many adults today remember from their childhood.

The Ultra Game Boy is expected to go on sale during the summer for under $100, according to Uproxx.

“Hopefully, it’ll prove popular enough for Nintendo to release a Game Boy Classic with the games already built in. Until then, start (or continue) hoarding the old cartridges,” according to Uproxx.

Nintendo has spent the last two years releasing its old consoles as “classic” editions. The Nintendo Classic arrived in stores during the holiday season of 2016, though shoppers struggled to find it on shelves.

This past year, Nintendo released the Super Nintendo Classic. Production orders for the new device increased, but buyers struggled to find the SNES online.

Sega and Atari similarly released classic versions of their consoles as alternatives to Nintendo.
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