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The beautiful aluminum NES that Nintendo didn't build

The beautiful aluminum NES that Nintendo didn't build

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In 1983, Nintendo introduced the Famicom, which became the Nintendo Entertainment System when it hit North America two years later. Now, a company is reimagining Nintendo's original game console as a vision clad in shining silver. Analogue Interactive, the boutique that turned the NeoGeo arcade machine into a stunning walnut game system, has just announced the Analogue Nt, a completely remastered NES crafted from a single block of solid aircraft aluminum.

With four controller ports and independent slots for Nintendo and Famicom games, the company claims the console can play all your old cartridges and use your original controllers while requiring no emulation to manage the feat. Without going into details, Analogue says it isn't harvesting any original NES motherboards, suggesting it may have managed to find or recreate a supply of the original 8-bit microprocessors.

The Analogue Nt is a remastered NES made from a block of aluminum

The company says that video and audio signals inside the console are both separated and shielded. The Nt is capable of outputting signal using raw RGB, component, S-Video, or composite connectors, options that allow it to be connected to modern TVs. The new console's audio, Analogue says, is a "significant improvement" over the original NES' output, as it runs through a custom amplifier circuit that ends in two dedicated RCA jacks. The company is playing coy with all other details, including price and availability, but it says it will reveal all at the end of the month.