A full truck load of Evercade EXP retro handheld consoles was stolen earlier this week. The consoles had been all Evercade EXP Restricted Version variants in transit and destined for non-EU prospects within the UK, US and different rest-of-world territories. In whole, $600,000 price of the pocketable consoles had been taken.
Andrew Byatt, CEO of Evercade EXP creators Blaze Leisure, says that the theft solely impacts prospects who ordered the Evercade EXP Restricted Version. Orders of the usual white version will not be effected and can grow to be obtainable from December fifteenth.
As for what occurs for anybody who has ordered one of many stolen consoles, Byatt says plans are already afoot.
“Our prospects are our primary concern. Blaze have instantly began copy of the affected inventory and we goal to ship this as quick as potential to satisfy all orders and with the help of Funstock, offering updates to all affected prospects,” Byatt says.
For the document, the Evercade EXP is a pocketable retro console with a 4.3-inch 800 by 480 pixel IPS display screen, 720p Mini-HDMI out, Wi-Fi, 4 to 5 hours battery life and USB-C charging. Costs begin at $150 (£130) for the usual version, whereas the no-longer-available Restricted Version listed for round $200.
The console comes with 18 built-in video games from game writer Capcom together with Road Fighter 2 Hyper Preventing, Mega Man X, 1942 and Strider. The Evercade EXP additionally consists of the IREM Arcade 1 cartridge assortment. That accommodates what simply so occurs to be this author’s favorite side-scrolling shooter of all time, R-Sort.
Byatt additionally stated that Funstock is and was the one on-line retailer of the Restricted Version and that some other third celebration itemizing could also be suspicious and may be reported to @evercade.co.uk.
Simply to make it doubly clear, The Restricted Version is now not on the market.