Hyperkin

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Hyperkin
Private
Industry Video game peripheral manufacturing and distribution
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Website www.hyperkin.com

Hyperkin is a video game peripheral manufacturer and distributor based in Los Angeles, California. They distribute accessories for major gaming consoles, in addition to creating clone consoles that play retro games with modern resolutions and on modern devices. They are also the manufacturers of the Game Genie.

In 2011, the company became the exclusive distributor of Dance Battle VS.[1] In addition, they released the PlayStation 3 Remotext, a Blu-ray remote control and keypad game controller hybrid,[2] and a battery-expanding attachment for the Nintendo 3DS called the Powerplus.[3][4] They also created the Supaboy, a handheld Super Nintendo.[5]

In 2014, the company released the Retron 5, a console with five cartridge ports that allowed for play of five different types of retro games.[6]

In 2017, the company is expected to release the Smart Boy, a smartphone add-on that allows the device to play Game Boy games.[7] The Smart Boy gained an official license by Samsung for use on their phones.[7] They are also expected to release the RetroN 77, an Atari 2600 clone that can play most, if not all, of the original game cartridges in 1080p.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff, I. G. N. (2011-06-03). "Hyperkin Launching Dance Battle VS Game at E3". IGN. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  2. ^ "Hyperkin's PS3 Remotext weds Blu-ray remote with keypad controller, DualShock 3 frets". Engadget. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  3. ^ "Hyperkin releasing its own 3DS battery-expanding attachment". Engadget. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  4. ^ "Hyperkin 3DS Powerplus covers your handheld in battery-extending goodness". Engadget. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  5. ^ buchanan, matt. "Supaboy Hands On: The Littlest Super Nintendo". Kotaku. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  6. ^ McFerran, Damien (2014-06-07). "Hyperkin Retron 5 review". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  7. ^ a b Life, Nintendo (2017-05-15). "Hyperkin's SmartBoy Gains Official Samsung Licence, Coming To Retail Later This Year". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  8. ^ "Atari 2600 fans get the mod console they deserve". Engadget. Retrieved 2017-07-19.