Nvidia Shield To Launch In June
Earlier this year we reported on Nvidia's Project Shield. Well now the console has been officially dubbed the Nvidia Shield and it's been announced that it shall launch in June. The Shield will be available to pre-order as of May 20th and units will sell for $349.99. However those on the project's notification list can pre-order from today.
After announcing these details, Nvidia have also released the names of 5 new titles for the platform. These are Chuck's Challenge, Flyhunter: Origins, Costume Quest, Skiing Fred and Broken Age. All Nvidia Shields will also include two free games upon release, these being Expendable: Rearmed and Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2.
The Nvidia Shield runs on Android 4.2.1, has a 5-inch retinal display capable of 720P and also has an internal storage size of 16GB which can be expanded via inserting SD cards into a slot on the back of the console. The Shield also features GPS, a built-in microphone and a mini-HDMI output in the back. The console can additionally stream games from your PC (so long as you have a GTX 650 GPU or better in your computer).
So what are your thoughts on this new console? Are you just itching to buy your own? Personally I'm a bit undecided on the Shield. The specs and capabilities sound interesting but the console itself looks fugly to me. Then again it does look like it will sit quite comfortably in players' hands (and like one is unlikely to get pins and needles from extended periods of play; I love my old school, brick style NDS but it makes my hands numb from time to time). Let us know what you think in the comments.