Nvidia Shield hitting the shelves this June, priced at $350

Picture of Nvidia Project Shield, now simply called "Nvidia Shield"Four months after surprising the whole industry by announcing Project Shield, Nvidia revealed that their Tegra 4-powered Android-based portable gaming console which is now officially titled “Nvidia Shield” will be hitting the North American shelves this June, priced at $349.99. You’ll be able to pre-order it starting next Monday, May 20 from Micro Center, New Egg, GameStop, and Canada Computers. However, those subscribed to the Nvidia’s Project Shield notification list can pre-order it as of today.

Nvidia also announced five portable games that will be coming to its first-ever gaming console as launch titles. These are as follows: Costume Quest and Broken Age (Double Fine), Flyhunter: Origins (Steel Wool Games), Skiing Fred (Dedalord Games), and Chuck’s Challenge (Chuck Sommerville’s Niffler). The console will be running Android 4.2.1 at its release. Notable features include a 5-inch display (720p), 16 GB of internal storage, and a “console-grade” gaming controller. Also, according to some new info from Forbes, the console’s battery should be capable enough of 5-hours-long playing sessions of Tegra 4-optimized games with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on, which we admit is pretty impressive. Nvidia Shield will come packed with two games: Retrobomb’s Expendable: Rearmed, and Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2.

Europeans and other mobile gamers are also probably getting their hands on Nvidia Shield during summer. As always, we’ll keep you posted.


Via: Joystiq, Forbes

Source: shield.nvidia.com