Nvidia will release their Android Powered Nvidia Shield gamepad in June for $350, the console boasts some impressive specs.The Tegra 4 powered handheld runs on Android 4.2.1, has a nice 5-inch retinal display capable of 720p and also has 16GB of internal storage, expandable via the SD card slot on the back. Notable hardware features include a built-in mic and GPS, plus a mini-HDMI port. The Shield is also capable of streaming games from your PC, provided you have a GTX 650 GPU or better.
Nvidia has today announced five new games coming to its handheld: Broken Age, Costume Quest, Origins, Skiing Fred and Chuck's Challenge.
Nvidia Shields will ship with two free games: Expendable: Rearmed and Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2
The portable system will be available at Newegg, GameStop, Micro Center and Canada Computers.
According to Nvidia, heres whats good about the handheld:
- 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
- There's more - We put into SHIELD everything we would want in a premium mobile gaming device: 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.