For the many people who don’t know what the word Hyperkin means. Hyperkin is a corporation that focuses mostly on the development of accessories for consoles with license. This includes gaming complements for the NES, SNES, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
However, it seems like Hyperkin will be focusing their efforts on something bigger at this time. Ramon Navos-Moral shared on his personal Facebook account that Hyperkin is trying to work on a new gaming console prototype.
This prototype is a portable version of one of Nintendo’s landmark consoles, the Nintendo 64. The design encompasses a modified N64 Controller with a screen incorporated on the top. This unit also has a cartridge slot where players will be able to play their games.
Now, since this is a hardware developed by Nintendo, this means this portable console won’t be able to have pre-loaded games. However, this idea seems quite innovative on its own right, especially considering the status of the modern portable gaming industry.
Now, here’s where it gets a little bit messy in regards to the development of this console. Nintendo Life reached out to Hyperkin to get a statement on the game peripheral. The company mentioned that, for the moment, they are developing this behind closed doors.
Action got taken against Navos-Moral for distributing internal R&D projects online. Hyperkin has also confirmed that the device is indeed real but like many of the devices it produces behind closed doors, it’s just a prototype and may not enter production.
This probably could’ve been done to see how far they could take having a gaming peripheral build. However, not much can be known in regards to what the purpose of the prototype is until further details from Hyperkin are shown.
So, no, this isn’t an official announcement of a portable N64 unit. However, the people at Hyperkin showed that this is indeed a possibility of a product in today’s day and age.