UPDATE 8/3/21: Pre-orders begin August 31st, 2021 @ 6:00PM (EST/GMT-5) Current estimated retail price will be $319.99 (may change slightly before launch)
TerraOnion just hosted an all new FPGA Direct where they had a handful of really exciting announcements. Foremost among them was the next generation of their TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine accessory, the Super HD System 3 Pro.
A new way to play Turbo
This all new ODE is designed to do everything the Super SD System 3 did, but with some hefty new additions.
First and foremost, it's got HDMI support right out of the box, so connecting your system to your TV via HDMI is as easy as pie. But if you're a CRT kind of player, don't worry. It's got built-in RGB output in there as well.
It's a considerably more powerful FPGA as well, which awards the unit some fancy new options. For starters, it's got SuperGrafx support! The entire SuperGrafx library will be accurately playable on any TurboGrafx-16 or PC Engine console without the need for the SuperGrafx unit. This is in addition to the already existing support for all HuCard, CD-ROM2, Super CD-ROM2 and Arcade CD-ROM2 games.
It's also got a completely reworked audio output system, which means your games will sound better and more accurate than ever before.
Of course, you can't have new hardware like this without sprucing up the interface, and they've reworked it from the ground up. Making it more in line with the menu system found in MODE, the new Super HD System 3 Pro's interface features multiple color options, lightning fast scrolling and loading, and yes, a cover art view. Now you'l be able to browse your library by looking at the original artwork!
A few other bonus features include a remarkably in-depth customizable scan line generator, a physical button for the in-game trigger, the ability to run other system cores like the NES, and more.
When are we getting it?
Our orders will come from the second batch that's being produced. What that means is, we estimate that we'll start seeing units around September 2021. The price is also currently estimated to be around $354.99. Again, these are just estimates. With the global parts shortage and ongoing global pandemic, all of this information is subject to change.
We accept Trade-Ins!
If you're looking to upgrade your existing Super SD System 3, we are accepting trade-ins! Find out more details here:
How do I get one?
Since many of the finer details are still unclear, we don't know exactly when we will begin taking pre-orders, but it should be about a month or two before we're scheduled to receive our shipment. However, you can still sign up to be notified the moment we do. Just head to the product page here:
Once there, you can sign up with the "Notify Me" button and we'll send you an email the moment we begin taking orders.
And that about sums it up. This looks to be the ultimate accessory for any TurboGrafx fan. Sign yourself up for some notifications, and be sure to keep you eyes on our social media accounts where we'll share more details just a soon as we learn them!