Project Shield is now Nvidia Shield, set to launch in June for $350
The handheld device ‘Project Shield’ now has an official price, name and release date thanks to Nvidia. The company announced the new details earlier this morning.
The device is set to launch at the end of June, just in time for that long summer stretch, for $350. Customers can pre-order the new handheld, which is powered with Tegra 4 chip, starting on May 20, 2013. You can pre-order from retailers like New Egg, GameStop, Micro Center and Canada Computers. If you were on the “Nvidia’s Project Shield Notification List” you will be told you can pre-order starting as early as today.
Along with the announcement, there were five new titles that were also announced. Those titles are (Broken Age and Costume Quest from Double Fine, Flyhunter: Origins from Steel Wool Games, Skiing Fred from Dedalord Games and Chuck’s Challenge from Chuck Sommerville’s Niffler). The entire device runs on Android 4.2.1 and ahas a 5″ retina display that produces 720p and boasts 16GB of storage (with the use of a SD card). Customers will also be able to use the internal mic, mini-HDMI out and GPS functions. The device includes Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 and Expendable: Rearmed at launch.
With Shield, you get:
– Tegra 4 – The world’s fastest mobile processor delivers rich graphics and unbeatable performance thanks to 72 GPU cores, four CPU cores and 2GB of RAM
– Console-grade controller – Precise control thanks to dual analog joysticks, a full-sized D-Pad, left and right analog triggers, full-sized bumpers and A/B/X/Y buttons
– Multi-touch display – 5-inch, 720p retinal multi-touch display for high-fidelity visuals
– Integrated speakers – Custom, bass reflex, tuned port audio system – we think this is SHIELD’s sleeper feature
– Wi-Fi – 802.11n 2X2 MIMO game-speed Wi-Fi for game streaming
– Pure Android – Latest Android Jelly Bean operating system from Google, for access to Android games and apps
– 16 GB memory, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, a mini-HDMI output, micro-USB 2.0, a microSD storage slot, a 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack, and more!