Analogue Interactive, the company behind revamped gaming hardware such as the Walnut Analogue Arcade Stick, will release an aircraft-grade aluminum NES called the Analogue Nt, the company announced today.
The Analogue Nt, which weighs about 3 lbs., has been "designed around the heart and brain of the original NES" and will not feature emulation. Speaking with Polygon via email, Analogue owner Chris Taber said the company has been working for more than a year to bring the system to its stores.
"The NES has an incredibly rich history to explore," Taber told Polygon. "I think it's the most iconic video game system of all time — a pivotal part of video game history. There are over 2,000 games for the NES, Famicom and Famicom Disk System. I want everyone to be able to explore them all, with no emulation. With videophile and audiophile quality ... We created the Analogue Nt to experience this pivotal part of gaming history with the quality and justice it deserves."
The console features four-player support and is an RGB NES, which means it will output "the highest quality analog video signals possible," Taber said. More details are expected closer to the console's launch. The Nt is constructed from 6061 aluminum — the same material used for Apple's iMacs and laptops.
Orders for the Nt are expected to open at the end of the month. Taber added that the company is looking into adding NES or Famicom games for those who don't already own them.
"We're exploring the possibility of putting together system bundles (with newly developed NES games)," Taber said.