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Analogue announces its take on the PC Engine


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After announcing the Pocket earlier this year, Analogue has another trick up its sleeve with the Analogue Duo, and this stands as perhaps the most exciting release yet. This new machine is designed to play NEC PC Engine, TurboGrafx-16, SuperGrafx and PC Engine CD-ROM² based games from a single device.

While the American release of the TurboGrafx-16 wasn't exactly a huge success, the PC Engine received a tremendous support in Japan with a vast library of amazing games. Unfortunately, PC Engine hardware itself is often expensive to purchase and maintain due to a reliance on low quality capacitors. While the community has developed a wide range of fixes and enhancements for the system, it's not an easily accessible machine for most western gamers.

Which is why the Analogue Duo is so exciting. On paper, it offers a feature-set comparable to the Mega Sg and Super Nt before it with support for resolutions up to 1080p, DAC support for 15khz analogue output, an original controller port and plenty of customisation options. We'll certainly put it through its paces when it releases, however.

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