After much speculation, the news has been released: 14 Commodore 64 games are heading to Evercade with a new THEC64 cartridge collection!
This amazing news is the result of a team up by Blaze Entertainment and Retro Games LTD, working together to make a THEC64 cartridge possible on Evercade.
Here is how it was announced:
While wonderful news, it isn’t a complete surprise. The latest edition of Retro Gamer magazine features an interview with Blaze Entertainment’s Andrew Byatt, who revealed:
“It’s been a very long road as the demand for home computers on Evercade has been there since we started. However it’s difficult to realise this when you account for the BIOSes, emulation rights and also game rights. We’ve found a good solution in partnering with Retro Games LTD in bringing a collection based on The C64 computer reproductions. These are great games that many know and love, and our plan is to have multiple cartridges from them, and also other home computer publishers in future.”
The 14 Commodore 64 games set to appear on the cartridge and be playable on your Evercade are:
- Summer Games
- Movie Monster
- Bruce Lee
- Street Sport Baseball
- Battle Valley
- Gateway to Ap Shai
- Alley Cat
- Iridis Alpha
- Impossible Mission
- Winter Games
As wonderful as this news is, it may not end there. The same interview reveals other much-wanted home computer platforms could follow the Commodore 64 to future Evercade cartridge collections.
“It’s possible and not just with the Amiga, but also ZX Spectrum, MSX and more. Existing Evercade releases with Amiga ports would need to be licensed separately and we’re trying not to re-release the same games multiple times.”
Rights issues and duplications aside, could the Evercade be about to evolve into the gaming platform we’ve all been waiting for it to become?
Preorder and release dates for Evercade’s Commodore 64 cartridge collection are yet to be announced. We’ll let you know as soon as they’re announced.
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