Hyperkin Announce Development Of Tentatively-dubbed “Ultra Game Boy

Hyperkin is looking to bring back the beloved Game Boy this summer. It’s basically a reimagining of the system for 2018 with a price point of under $100. Here’s all the details direct from Gizomodo:

“The Ultra Game Boy’s housing is made from aluminum, which has a wonderful heft when you pick it up. Your original Game Boy is probably covered in knicks and scratches, but it will take a lot of abuse for Hyperkin’s remake to start showing wear and tear. The Ultra Game Boy carries over the original’s volume and contrast dials, but the final version will include a third dial allowing you to adjust the portable console’s new backlit LCD display through the entire RGB spectrum. That backlight can also be turned off, if you want a truly authentic, squinty, Game Boy experience.”

“New features for the Ultra Game Boy will include a built-in six-hour battery, a USB-C port for charging, as well as a pair of stereo speakers, and left and right audio-out connections. Why the improvements to the Game Boy’s sound system when all of its classic games only generate mono sound? Aside from appealing to retro gamers, Hyperkin’s Ultra Game Boy is also being customized for chiptune musicians who use the classic console to create modern electronic tunes. Yes, it’s a thing, and a very popular thing.”

“Hyperkin is hoping to have the Ultra Game Boy, or whatever it ends up being called, ready for late Summer this year, with a price point of under $100. It sounds like Nintendo has a lot of catching up to do now, but the one thing Hyperkin’s classic console will be missing is built-in games. It can play all of your classic Game Boy games, and possibly even your Game Boy Color carts, but you’ll have to supply all of the original cartridge.”



  1. ||It sounds like Nintendo has a lot of catching up to do now, but the one thing Hyperkin’s classic console will be missing is built-in games

    ||Reckless humans, the Game Boy was sacred to us Nintendites before you infidels were even born, you must submit to our authority immediately…||

        1. Oh. This is about AM2R again isn’t it? That dude didn’t even ask for a penny over it. He made that remaster out of passion for the series and as a message to hyper ignorant Nintendo of what the fans truly wanted. Don’t confuse stealing with passionate fan inputs. That Gameboy thing however, it’s gonna regard money and it’ll involve some problems.

          1. ||No, every non-purist project will never be recognised, however, I judge each case individually but the general conclusion has the same origin…||

            1. So then we, the fans, shouldn’t embrace our beloved franchises the way we want as long as it’s legally sound? Then what’s the point to share our experiences if we’re not allowed to? That won’t help either side if that’s your mentality of things. Good luck trying to spread free advertisement and interest on Metroid when it’s awareness is as almost dead as the 3DS.

                1. No but our experiences that we share can come in any shape and way. Projects is one of them. Fan arts are one of them. You can’t really stop that as an entirety.

                  1. ||True we can’t stop them completely but I am programmed by High Command to defend Nintendo at all costs, exceptions are made if they destroy Metroid in one way or the other…||

                    1. Oh but where the fuck were you when they made Other M and Chibi Force? Oh right, calling out on AM2R, a much better Metroid game than those two turds. lol

                    2. ||I was the first in line to go against it, but you left Nintendo and you ignored everything I said back then about the F#¤”#¤”#¤”#¤ F”%# virus which is why I said once you returned that you turned me into your enemy for no reason at all, Other M gets a pass in some miniscule way but it is still the last in the list in terms of Metroid games because it has the one thing the virus does not…||

                      ||And you should stop arguments regarding AM2R, it is irrelevant, not recognised and will never be recognised by The First Order or Nintendo…||

  2. The aluminum housing was an interesting choice. But I mean my og gameboy still works perfectly even with a couple scratches here and there soooooooo

  3. There is Nothing Ultra or Gameboy from a 6 hour Battery… just save for a Nintendo Switch and get indies and the soon to come classic Nintendo Games…
    In another note, anyone here is into Crypto? follow me on Twitter @tunetworker
    Good day!

    1. The Switch can’t play physical Game Boy games. This is for those that might want to replace their lost or damaged og Game Boy. Not everyone wants to buy the same games every gen when they already own the game physically for their original system

  4. This actually looks pretty slick. As a retro enthusiast, this has a strong appeal to me. The GBCs were a little more difficult to backlight. USB charging means I’ll save money on batteries :)

  5. I am correct to say the original game boy last at least 10hrs ?? So with the evolution of technology I was expecting 22hrs while having a better display. That being said it is a good idea.

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