Press Release – For Immediate Distribution
Evercade, the brand new handheld retro gaming console, today announced the next cartridge in its library – ‘The Oliver Twins Collection
’, featuring 11 games including: Treasure Island Dizzy, Fantastic Dizzy, Go! Dizzy Go!, Dizzy The Adventurer, Panic Dizzy, Wonderland Dizzy, Mystery World Dizzy and BMX Simulator, FireHawk, DreamWorld Pogie and Super Robin Hood.
The cartridge is a special edition project between Codemasters, The Oliver Twins and Evercade, with all profits going to the National VideoGame Museum charity.
With 11 officially licensed games, this cartridge brings some of the best-ever Oliver Twins titles to the Evercade handheld, which also connects to your TV via HDMI.
The cartridge joins a library of 13 other cartridges which includes content from publishers Atari, Data East, Interplay, Mega Cat Studios, Namco Museum, Piko Interactive, Songbird Interactive and Technos, taking the total to over 160 officially licensed games!
The Oliver Twins quoted:
“We were really excited to hear about the Evercade. It promised to be an awesome way to play officially licensed Retro games, either on the move or the TV – with classic collectable Cartridges. It was well designed and a great price. What could be better?!
Then they reached out to Codemasters and us to ask permission for a special Oliver Twins collection which would include 11 of our classic 8-bit console games!
That now makes it the best Retro console in our eyes and we’re really pleased that thousands more people will be able to enjoy the games we wrote around 30 years ago!
The lovely people at Blaze and Codemasters have also agreed that ALL profits and licencing royalties go to charity.” – Philip & Andrew Oliver AKA The Oliver Twins.
“We’re incredibly pleased to support this project, which helps a worthwhile cause while also celebrating some truly classic gaming IP (and a piece of the Oliver Twins’/Codemasters’ shared history)! Collaborating with the twins, and Evercade, to make this happen has been an absolute pleasure.” – Toby Evan-Jones, VP, Business Development, Codemasters
“When we first put this project together, we had a shortlist of titles that were genuine influences on our gaming lives and Dizzy was firmly on this list. We have been fans of the Oliver Twins for as long as we can remember, not just for their quality games, but for their legendary status in the video games industry. It has been an absolute pleasure putting this together and we genuinely cannot wait to release this cartridge. It is also great that through this project, we can give back to the gaming community with all of the profits going to the National Videogame Museum” – Andrew Byatt, Director of Blaze Entertainment
For those of you unaware, Evercade is a brand-new console which uses its own retro style game cartridges – giving you a super simple, instant gaming experience – like the good old days. It features a 4.3” screen (the same size as the PSP) and TV output, so you can enjoy retro gaming at home or on the go!
Evercade have confirmed another (yet announced) cartridge is also in the pipeline and they plan to launch 4-5 cartridges this year alongside the 10 cartridges that are available from launch.
They also recently announced that arcade games would be introduced to the console, expanding the potential library for this device even more!
The new cartridge will launch in Q3 and you can register your interest here: evercade.co.uk