While Sony talks up the merits of 4K HDR TV sets ahead of the PS4 Pro launch, Nintendo has devised a way to ensure your fancy flatscreen will display games as they looked 30 years ago.
The Nintendo NES Classic Edition, which launches in November, will have a a CRT filter that will add to the authenticity of the experience.
In a press release sent out by Nintendo, the company bragged of the three display modes on offer with the new £50 console, which also includes a 4:3 aspect ratio mode.
“To make sure every Goomba stomp looks as authentic as possible, all games can be played in three display modes,” Nintendo wrote.
“With the CRT filter, a scan-line effect is added to the screen to give everything that oh-so-retro look and feel. 4-to-3 is a sharp, clean look that adheres to the original aspect ratio used by the NES. And when playing in Pixel Perfect mode, every pixel is shown as a perfect square, providing the most accurate representation of the games as they were originally designed.”
The NES Classic Edition arrives with a replica of the original rectangular controller and 30 classic games, including The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., Metroid and Donkey Kong
The CRT filter is a nice touch from Nintendo as it looks to enhance the 80s nostalgia factor with a nice punnet of Member berries.
Anyone who’s seen the first three episodes of South Park series 20 will know what we’re talking about.
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