With Nintendo seemingly sitting on its hands when it comes to a possible Game Boy Classic release (the device's 30th anniversary has already come and gone), retro-gaming hardware maker Analogue has seized the opportunity to develop its own throwback handheld, announcing the Analogue Pocket for launch in 2020.

According to Analogue, the device purports to play pretty much every cartridge-based portable game ever released on its high resolution (1,600 x 1,440-pixel) backlit LCD screen – without emulation.

The Pocket will be "compatible with the 2,780+ Game Boy, Game Boy Color & Game Boy Advance game cartridge library" right out of the box, and you'll be able to play titles from Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Atari Lynx and other systems via cartridge adapters.

Along with the ability to run classic handheld games, Analogue says the device is also a "digital audio workstation with a built-in synthesizer and sequencer."

The program, called Nanoloop, lets you "shape, stretch and morph sounds" and is "designed for music creation and live performance."

You can check out a video of Nanoloop in action below.

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