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    Taito EGRET II Mini ships out starting June 3rd

    ININ Games announced that the highly anticipated Taito EGRET II Mini ships out starting June 3rd! Strictly Limited Games will release even more Taito EGRET II Mini consoles on June 10th with various editions to choose from. Players may also purchase EGRET II Mini controllers separately.

    Read up on more details below via ININ Games:

    Stuttgart, Germany – 18 May, 2022: The wait is about to end! ININ Games are happy to announce that the miniature version of the legendary arcade cabinet, the EGRET II mini, will start shipping on 3 June, followed shortly, on 10 June, by the even bigger editions courtesy of Strictly Limited Games. In total, the mini console is available in three limited, Western editions with an exclusive blue color scheme, varying physical collectibles, and several pre-installed games as well as captivating features.

    No matter if you are a retro fan, arcade enthusiast, or anything in between – with 40 pre-installed games, and the possibility to add even more games via SD card, the EGRET II mini has something in store for everyone. Besides iconic games like Bubble Bobble or Darius Gaiden, players can expect the fun family sports game Hat Trick Hero and Rastan Saga, which includes sequences previously not available in western versions. On top of that, relive contemporary classics like Elevator Action Returns or experience the unreleased Kaiser Knuckle upgrade Dan-Ku-Ga for the first time ever with the EGRET II mini. Thanks to special in-game features like save states, adjustable lives, and rapid-fire, even newcomers will be able to enjoy these classics.

    A new trailer showcasing several of these gaming classics and the amazing features of the EGRET II mini can be found on YouTube:

    The miniature console comes with awesome technical features like a 5-inch 4:3 rotating monitor to play the arcade classics either vertically or horizontally – just like with the original arcade cabinet. Besides playing directly on the console that has integrated stereo speakers, fans will be able to use the HDMI output to connect the EGRET II mini to their TVs.

     A picture showing the official joystick, trackball and pad controllers for the TAITO EGRET II mini.

    Separately available are three different controllers that can be connected to the console via the two available USB-Type-A ports. The EGRET II mini – Control Pad, with its design and button layout, resembles modern controllers, while the EGRET II mini – Control Panel is inspired by the typical arcade layout, with six buttons and the possibility to adjust the joystick to move either in eight or in four directions. Additionally, the EGRET II mini – Paddle and Trackball Game Expansion Set includes a special controller inspired by classic arcade inputs and comes with a game SD card with ten additional classics.

    The features of the EGRET II mini:

    • A total of 40 pre-installed games, including true arcade classics

    • 5-inch 4:3 rotating monitor (1024×768 resolution) for horizontal and vertical alignment and an optimal adaptation to the selected game

    • 6-button arcade layout and joystick that is individually adjustable for each game – easily switch from 8 directions to 4 directions

    • HDMI output to also play the games on TV

    • Two USB Type-A controller ports for the additional, optional EGRET II mini controllers (that are sold separately)

    • SD card slot to add even more games

    • Own integrated sound through stereo speakers

    • Special in-game features like: Save states, adjustable lives and rapid-fire

    The EGRET II mini will be released soon. Pre-orders for the EGRET II mini ‑ Limited Blue Edition Bundle (standalone console) from ININ Games are still possible via the partner site Gamesrocket and with shipping starting on 3 June. The Strictly Limited Games EGRET II mini – Arcade Cabinet Blue Edition and Game Center Blue Edition, including exclusive physical collectibles, are also still available via their website and will start to ship one week later on 10 June.

    A picture showing the contents of the highly desirable Strictly Limited Games "Blue Edition" version of the TAITO EGRET II mini.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: [email protected]

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