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Three Classic Virtual On Titles are coming to Playstation 4, as TANITA launch crowdfunding for PS4 Twin Stick Controller

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Surprise! Hardware company TANITA have announced a crowdfunding drive to produce Virtual On twin stick controllers for PS4.

Actually, this isn’t much of a shock, as they’ve already tried it once before, with a project that fell far short of its goal. This time they’re aiming to produce fewer sticks (at a lower specification), and as such the goal of the crowdfunding is dramatically lower than the previous attempt. The crowdfunding page is available here, with a goal of 4.4 million JPY.

However, there’s only one Virtual On game currently on Playstation 4 with which to use the controller, A Certain Magical Virtual-On. But that won’t be the case for long – alongside the crowdfunding announcement, it’s also been revealed that Cyber Troopers Virtual-On, Virtual On Oratorio Tangram ver 5.66, and Cyber Troopers Virtual On FORCE are all coming to PS4! Presumably, they’ll be compatible with TANITA’s new controller. It’s a real surprise announcement, and very welcome – particularly as FORCE has been stuck on Japanese Xbox 360s as an exclusive for years now.

(With thanks to BlackKite on Twitter for the heads up!)

[Source: Famitsu]

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Retro-Bit SEGA Controllers to Launch in November 2018, Dreamcast Controllers Absent from Launch Line-Up

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Retro-Bit’s new line of fully licensed SEGA controllers for consoles and PCs have been given a formal release date of November 2018. The controllers will be featured at Gamescom 2018, specifically at Game Outlet Booth #A041 in Hall 04.2 of the Koelnmesse Convention Center from the 21st to the 25th of August 2018. Below is the full list of controllers that Retro-Bit are planning to showcase for launch in November:

  • Genesis Wired 6-Button Original Port Controller (Black, Clear Blue)
  • Genesis Wired 8-Button USB® Port Controller (Black, Clear Blue)
  • Genesis Bluetooth® Controller (Black)
  • Genesis Bluetooth® Receiver
  • Megadrive Wired 6-Button Original Port Controller (Black, Clear Blue)
  • Megadrive Wired 8-Button USB® Port Controller (Black, Clear Blue)
  • Megadrive Bluetooth® Controller (Black)
  • Megadrive Bluetooth® Receiver
  • Saturn Wired Original Port Controller (Black, Slate Grey)
  • Saturn Wired USB® Port Controller (Black, Slate Grey)
  • Saturn Bluetooth® Controller (Black)
  • Saturn Bluetooth® Receiver

As you can see, the previously announced Dreamcast controllers are no longer listed, even after previously being showcased at CES 2018. Could the Dreamcast controllers be coming later? Retro-Bit’s press release does mention that the controllers listed above are a part of the “first line” of controllers, so it could be the case that the Dreamcast controllers come in the second line.

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More Updates to the Hardware Section

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

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More updates to the hardware section! Look below for a detailed list of what has been added:

Game Gear added
Dreamcast Keyboard added
Dreamcast Microphone added
Dreamcast Controller added
Vibration Pack added
Mega Drive Game Genie added
Mega Drive Region Converter added
PowerBase Mini added
CD BackUp RAM Cart added
SEGA Saturn 3D Control Pad added
SEGA Saturn MK-80313 Control Pad added
Visual Memory Unit added

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Updates to the Hardware Section

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

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Our long forgotten hardware section has finally received a raft of updates and we’re hoping to refresh every existing entry ongoing. The section itself has received an overhaul and is hopefully a little easier to navigate. A full list of updates and additions are below:

Master System Control Pad added
Mega Drive Control Pad updated
6 Button Mega Drive Control Pad updated
SEGA MegaFire Control Pad added
Genesis 3 Control Pad added
Arcade Power Stick updated
Arcade Power Stick II added
Asciiware asciiPad SG-6 added
Gamester LMP md-3 added
Triax Turbo Touch 360 added
Saitek MegaPad X added
Beeshu Snapper added

Quite a large number of these controllers were featured in a video we did on Mega Drive controllers so why not check that out when you’re finished exploring the new hardware section?

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