Although not quite available for pre-order yet, the Dream Arcade Dreamcade Replay, which is a small Windows 10-based console meant to emulate a wide variety of classic systems, had two key pieces of information revealed for it today. The first is that the target price of the Dreamcade Replay has dropped to just $99. For another, there’s going to be a free smartphone app called CART, or Cartridge Analysis & Recognition Tool, which automatically scans cartridges and adds them to the Dreamcade Replay‘s library. The specifics of this remains to be seen (I’ll try out the beta app and report back as time permits), but it all sounds quite intriguing.
Here’s the full press release:
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - March 29, 2017 - (Newswire.com) Dream Arcades, a leader in retro video gaming technology, today announced the CART (Cartridge Analysis & Recognition Tool) application. An exciting new tool for the upcoming Dreamcade Replay, the Universal Retro Game Console. In addition, they are lowering the price on the Replay to just $99. Gamers everywhere will soon be digging out old videogame cartridges from closets and basements thanks to Dream Arcade's new application that takes a snapshot of console cartridges and adds them to the Dreamcade Replay system. "The Replay is the ultimate tool for keeping track of all your favorite games," says Michael Ware, Head Geek of Dream Arcades. "And our new CART app comes free with every Replay." The CART application can recognize cartridges from many classic console systems including: Atari 2600, Sega Genesis, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super NES, and Nintendo 64 with more to follow. The Dreamcade Replay automatically recognizes newly downloaded games, and adds them to its user-friendly menu. The Replay can even recognize games purchased from sites like Steam and Good Old Gamer. With its $99 price-point, the Replay is a serious challenger to the NES Classic which only plays a limited selection of games from a single console. Not only will the Replay come pre-loaded with over 100 retro games, but unlike the NES Classic, it also uses wireless controllers (supporting any PC or Xbox gamepad). Because it's Windows 10 based, the Replay does more than just play games: It's an MP3 player, 4k movie player; the Replay can even run apps from Google's Web Store. Pre-orders for the Dreamcade Replay will begin soon, some models don't include controllers. Media review units available before release. The CART application is available to members of the press as well. Press images: http://www.dreamarcades.com/images/DA_Replay.jpg http://www.dreamarcades.com/images/App2a.jpg http://www.dreamarcades.com/images/logo/sign1a.png http://www.dreamarcades.com/images/logo/sign1a.jpg Please contact email@example.com for additional photos, or print ready images. About Dream Arcades: Dream Arcades is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of arcade machines for the home or office. Since 2003, Dream Arcades machines have been enjoyed by gamers all over the world. Dream Arcades has setup strategic alliances with millworks, factories and software companies to offer our customers the lowest cost arcades possible while still maintaining the quality and functionality required to produce an authentic arcade experience at home. Our video games meet high quality standards and each product goes through a rigorous series of tests before shipping to the customer. For more information or to order an arcade, please visit www.DreamArcades.com For More Information: firstname.lastname@example.org