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Analogue Nt: The most powerful NES console ever made (pictures)

The Analogue Nt, a gorgeous aluminum-encased Nintendo Entertainment System, carries a $499 price tag, but will let you relive the glories of childhood gaming in 1080p.

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Old meets new

Designed by Analogue Interactive, the same company that encased a NeoGeo MVS in walnut, the Analogue Nt is a love letter to retro gaming that offers all the necessary functionality to replay those experiences on modern-day screens.

The console will cost $499 and is expected to ship late this summer.

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Original hardware

The Analogue Nt contains the guts of the original NES -- including the Ricoh 20A3 CPU and Ricoh 2C02 PPU.

That makes it the only NES remake on the market using original components.

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Upgraded ports

The region-free console will have dual-port stereo and mono audio and supports Famicom audio as well.

On the visual front, the Analogue Nt will support RGB, component, S-Video, and composite. There's even an HDMI adapter that will upscale RGB to 720p or 1,080p.

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NES and Famicom

The device will play all NES and Famicom games, as well as Famicom Disk System games via its expansion port.

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Aircraft-grade metal

The Analogue Nt is carved from a solid block of 6061 aluminum alloy, an aircraft-grade metal.

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Region-free

Whether from Japan or the US, all NES and Famicom games will play on the region-free Analogue Nt.

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New or refurbished controllers

Analogue Interactive is also selling brand-new original NES controllers, refurbished cheaper controllers, and refurbished Famicom controllers to utilize the Nt's four ports for multiplayer.

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Retro gaming in 1,080p

With an HDMI adapter sold seperately, the Analogue Nt will upscale RGB to 720p or 1,080p and, according to the company, "can even generate scanlines" for an unprecedented level of retro gaming clarity.

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Retro support

Because it uses the controller ports identical to those of the original NES, the Analogue Nt supports all retro accessories like the NES Zapper for games like Duck Hunt.

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Famicom 3D System support

The console also contains the original Famicom expansion port to support accessories like the Famicom 3D System.

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