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The wait is about to end! ININ Games are happy to announce that the miniature version of the legendary arcade cabinet, the EGRET II mini, will start shipping on 3 June, followed shortly, on 10 June, by the even bigger editions courtesy of Strictly Limited Games. In total, the mini console is available in three limited, Western editions with an exclusive blue color scheme, varying physical collectibles, and several pre-installed games as well as captivating features.
No matter if you are a retro fan, arcade enthusiast, or anything in between – with 40 pre-installed games, and the possibility to add even more games via SD card, the EGRET II mini has something in store for everyone. Besides iconic games like Bubble Bobble or Darius Gaiden, players can expect the fun family sports game Hat Trick Hero and Rastan Saga, which include sequences previously not available in western versions. On top of that, relive contemporary classics like Elevator Action Returns or experience the unreleased Kaiser Knuckle upgrade Dan-Ku-Ga for the first time ever with the EGRET II mini. Thanks to special in-game features like save states, adjustable lives, and rapid-fire, even newcomers will be able to enjoy these classics.
The miniature console comes with awesome technical features like a 5-inch 4:3 rotating monitor to play the arcade classics either vertically or horizontally – just like with the original arcade cabinet. Besides playing directly on the console that has integrated stereo speakers, fans will be able to use the HDMI output to connect the EGRET II mini to their TVs.
Separately available are three different controllers that can be connected to the console via the two available USB-Type-A ports. The EGRET II mini-Control Pad, with its design and button layout, resembles modern controllers, while the EGRET II mini – Control Panel is inspired by the typical arcade layout, with six buttons and the possibility to adjust the joystick to move either in eight or in four directions. Additionally, the EGRET II mini – Paddle and Trackball Game Expansion Set includes a special controller inspired by classic arcade inputs and comes with a game SD card with ten additional classics.
The features of the EGRET II mini:
- A total of 40 pre-installed games, including true arcade classics
- 5-inch 4:3 rotating monitor (1024×768 resolution) for horizontal and vertical alignment and an optimal adaptation to the selected game
- 6-button arcade layout and joystick that is individually adjustable for each game – easily switch from 8 directions to 4 directions
- HDMI output to also play the games on TV
- Two USB Type-A controller ports for the additional, optional EGRET II mini controllers (that are sold separately)
- SD card slot to add even more games
- Own integrated sound through stereo speakers
- Special in-game features like Save states, adjustable lives, and rapid-fire
The EGRET II mini will be released soon. Pre-orders for the EGRET II mini ‑ Limited Blue Edition Bundle (standalone console) from ININ Games are still possible via the partner site Gamesrocket and with shipping starting on 3 June. The Strictly Limited Games EGRET II mini – Arcade Cabinet Blue Edition and Game Center Blue Edition, including exclusive physical collectibles, are also still available via their website and will start to ship one week later on 10 June.
About ININ Games
ININ Games focuses on the digital and physical publishing of high-quality, feel-good retro and arcade games. ININ Games brings retro games to life and creates the classics of the future. They are best known for “Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World”, “CrossCode”, “Cotton Reboot”, “Slaps and Beans” and as the publishing partner for the TAITO titles
“Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back” and “The Ninja Saviors – Return of the Warriors” in North America and Europe. Numerous other milestones of classic gaming culture are in the planning and will be announced in the coming months. ININ Games is part of United Games Entertainment GmbH.
About Strictly Limited Games
Strictly Limited Games is a German publisher based near Stuttgart, specializing in releasing a curated selection of digital download‑only games in exclusive collectible physical editions for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch. The company was founded in 2017 by Dennis Mendel, a former scholar for game studies and advisor at Fraunhofer Institute, and Benedict Braitsch. Both passionate collectors with a combined collection of over 7.000 digital and physical games for all console generations, their intention is to form an opposite pole to the current trend of digital-only releases.
About TAITO Corporation
TAITO Corporation (TAITO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAITO operates core businesses such as game arcade operations, manufacturing coin-operated game machines, and mobile phone content services. A seminal part of gaming history, TAITO caused a worldwide sensation with its arcade legend, SPACE INVADERS, and developed such fan favorites as PUZZLE BOBBLE (BUST-A-MOVE) and ARKANOID. Today, TAITO continues to thrill game lovers of all generations by offering both classic and new family-oriented titles on the latest gaming platforms. TAITO delivers a wide range of entertainment experiences with the goal of providing consumers with fresh surprises and new discoveries.Sponsor this Article!